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Captain Sandy Yawn
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Captain Sandy Yawn

Superyacht Captain and Series Lead on Below Deck Mediterranean

Captain Sandy is a leader, hero and businesswoman whose exceptional leadership style has helped her to break through every obstacle in her path – from the glass ceilings and near-fatal accidents on land to pirates and fires at sea!

Wake up, show up, kick ass! Captain Sandy Yawn

As a renowned superyacht captain with over 30 years of international maritime experience, Captain Sandy's integrity and courage have earned her an outstanding reputation as an elite class of captain. Her unflappable leadership in the face of danger earned her recognition from the International Superyacht Society, who honored her with the prestigious Distinguished Crew Award for the bravery she exhibited in the midst of a catastrophic fire and pirate threat that occurred in 2006 off the coast of Yemen.

Tapping into her signature affinity for adventure, Captain Sandy charted a brand new course in 2015 when she became a series lead on Bravo’s hit series Below Deck Mediterranean. Now in her fifth season with the show, Captain Sandy is a powerful female role model and leader and one of the network’s most universally beloved personalities.  

With a story of overcoming her own personal struggles, including being a cancer survivor, Captain Sandy shares with audiences how to be resilient and persevere in the face adversity, along with her exceptional leadership principles of believing in your people, not giving up and it being ok to fail—that help build a world class crew you can trust and believe in.

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