If Ryan McKeown is the villain of Below Deck Down Under, Ashley from Below Deck Sailing Yacht is taking the title for her season.
The crew of Parsifal III has had a busy charter season already on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3, what with high-demand guests like Charles Sanders. And while that caused others to bring their A-game — like chef Marcos Spaziani, who cooked even through a horrific head injury — third stew Ashley Marti seemingly didn't get the hustle memo. She spent much of the March 22 episode butting heads with second stew Gabriela Barragan and complaining about her rank instead of getting the job done.
Tension had been brewing between Marti and Barragan ever since the first episode of the season when chief stew Daisy Kelliher appointed Gabriela as the vessel's second stew over Ashley, despite the latter feeling like their experience levels were similar and therefore they should have the same rank. Ever since, Marti has bristled at having tasks delegated by Barragan, saying in one confessional: "Gabriela is not my boss, sit down."
It all came to a head in the March 22 episode, when Marti approached Kelliher with a whine ("Why do I have to do everything?") after getting one of Barragan's to-do lists.
"We're all going to have to follow orders that we're not happy with. Maybe that's not the way you would do it but when you're second and chief [stews], you get to choose," Daisy explained to Ashley.
For her part, Kelliher was on Barragan's side: "The second stew is entitled to delegate to the third stew, that's just a normal thing to do."
"You know when you have a 12-year-old kid and they think they're 18 and they wanna wear the short dress and they wanna wear the heels, and you're trying to explain, 'You're 12,' and they keep coming back going, 'I'm an adult.’?" Daisy added in a confessional. "That's exactly what Ashley reminds me of."
Fans slam lazy Ashley from Below Deck Sailing Yacht:
Below Deck viewers seemingly agreed with Daisy's character assessment of Ashley, with many criticizing her lack of work ethic and bratty attitude on social media.
Is it me or does #Ashley act like a #spoiledBrat 3rd stew is to listen to 2nd stew & not go whining to #Daisy honestly she doesn’t want to work she wants attention #Gary #Tom then #Tom & #Gary I’m over #Ashley she’s a very young 23 yr old 😆😆#BelowDeckSailingYachtMarch 22, 2022
The way Ashley has been acting you would think she could put up a tent/tarp and set up the beach picnic in a timely manner Tell me again how Ashley thinks she’s on the same level of Gabriela #BelowDeckSailing #BelowDeckSailingYacht #BelowDeck pic.twitter.com/uHxtE8mLJgMarch 22, 2022
Daisy really needs to put her foot down with Ashley and tell her to quit complaining. Gabriela is the second stew; end of discussion #BelowDeckSailingYacht #belowdecksailing #BDSYMarch 22, 2022
The difference of maturity is apparent between Gabriela & Ashley. Ashleys constantly screwin up, not doing her job, & then tryin 2 blame it ALL on Gabi, whos the ONLY stew who's literally doing what needs 2 b done! But she's not tattling on Ashley! @BravoTV #BelowDeckSailingYachtMarch 22, 2022
Watchin @BravoTV #BelowDeckSailingYacht I don't like Ashley, she's acting like a spoiled child brat, Gabriela's ONLY been respectful w/her as her superior, but I can't stand how Daisy can't see how Ashley's the 1 who's wrong! It's not egos, Ashley's just straight up disrespectfulMarch 22, 2022
Hey @AshleyMarti826 remember how you told Gabriela to “sit down” for asking you to do your job? Maybe you should “sit down” with your bad attitude 🤷♀️ @BravoWWHL @daisykelliher87 @BelowDeck @BelowDeckSailng #BDSY #BelowDeckSailingYacht #BelowDeckMarch 22, 2022
#BelowDeckSailingYacht #belowdecksailing omg Ashley shut it with the complaining. Do your job!!Christ it’s a title, big whoop Dee Doo! You have to answer to someone else, welcome to life honey it’s not going to get easier!March 22, 2022
What does Ashley on #BelowDeckSailingYacht *think* her job is? And why are both a problem when Gabriela is delegating as she should? I saw her try the nice approach.3rd stew follows everyone’s orders.March 22, 2022
Ashley is also fake as hell because she’s so nice to Gabby when it’s just them two in their cabin. Once it’s time to work all she does is talk trash about her. #belowdecksailing #BelowDeckSailingYachtMarch 22, 2022
For a woman who was so adament that she doesn't date young guys, Ashley continues to show her own immaturity. #belowdecksailing #BelowDeckSailingYacht pic.twitter.com/EFskj96uBFMarch 22, 2022
How are you going to say rank is obsolete and not have the beach picnic ready, Ashley? #BelowDeckSailingYachtMarch 22, 2022
Ashley is only on #BelowDeckSailingYacht for the social media clout because she sucks at her job pic.twitter.com/GkCqY9g0H0March 22, 2022
Ashley wants to be 2nd Stew and she can’t even handle the tasks she’s assigned to lead. Also, this is like the 2nd time we’ve seen her turn off her radio. That’s the basics. Why is your radio off??? #belowdecksailing #BelowDeckSailingYachtMarch 22, 2022
- You can watch Below Deck Sailing Yacht every Monday at 8 pm ET/PT on Bravo in the US and on Hayu the next day in the UK.
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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.