The Untold Truth Of Below Deck Sailing Yacht's Daisy Kelliher

On March 1, Bravo viewers will be introduced to an all-new Below Deck: Sailing Yacht crew, and on that crew is Daisy Kelliher.

Ahead of what looks to be a dramatic premiere episode of Season two, Bravo released a short bio about Kelliher, which revealed that she is not only a passionate yachtie herself, but also comes from a long line of yachties in her family. As the bio explained, Kelliher's grandfather was an Olympic sailor for Ireland in the 1960s, and her parents, as well as several of her aunts and uncles, also worked on boats.

Although Kelliher certainly has a lot to live up to when it comes to her family's deep roots in the industry, that doesn't stop her from engaging in her fellow crew mates' drama, or from showing – through her drinking habits – that she is a "true Irish woman."

"Daisy can always be counted on to give you a piece of her mind and let her hair down to have a good time," the bio teased.

And that's not all.

Daisy Kelliher comes from a long line of yachties

As fans can likely tell from the Below Deck: Sailing Yacht trailer, which includes returning crewmate Captain Glen Shephard, Daisy Kelliher hails from Dublin, Ireland. According to a report shared on March 1 by the Irish Examiner, she's 33-years-old and will act as Chief Stew in the new season, which will feature "beautiful Croatian scenery, steamy crew hookups, and a whole lot of boat drama."

As for her grandfather, the outlet shared further details about Eddie Kelliher, revealing that he was born in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. Eddie's wife, Doreen Kelliher, was born on Valentia Island. 

Following a move from his hometown to Dublin, Eddie reportedly joined the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire and ultimately went on to compete in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo Japan. During the games, the Irish Examiner confirmed, Eddie represented his home country in the Dragon class.

Daisy Kelliher claims there was 'a lot of sex' on Parsifal III

While teasing her fans and followers on Instagram Live (per Irish Examiner)about what is to come on the Parsifal III, Daisy Kelliher admitted that there "was definitely a lot of sex" during filming on the series' second season. "I don't know if it was [COVID-19]. I don't know, she confessed. "So, like, people hadn't been around other people in a while or what was going on. But there was definitely something in the air. It was like, wow, this a lot. Even for yachties, it was a lot."

Kelliher also added, "There was a lot of partying, a lot of sex, a lot of drama, a lot of tears."

In the sneak peek at Below Deck: Sailing Yacht, a number of hookups are previewed, including a hookup between two women of the show and numerous encounters between other members of the cast.

Daisy Kelliher bonded well with most of the castmates

During her revealing Instagram Live, Daisy Kelliher said that when it came to her relationships with her castmates, she enjoyed her time in production and felt that their group worked well together, despite the many outrageous moments there were involved in. "To be honest, the whole crew was pretty strong," she said. "If you took a bit of the drama out, I thought we were a good team, just kind of crazy personalities."

While filming, Kelliher seemingly butted heads with one of her castmates after catching them in a lie and also had a situation with Chef Natasha De Bourg, who made it clear she did not want any critiques, whether constructive or otherwise, from Kelliher. "I'm the f–king chef," De Bourg told Kelliher after she recommended she kept the portions small for their guests. "Don't give me no f–king constructive criticism."

Daisy Kelliher's dad encouraged her to get into yachting professionally

According to Daisy Kelliher, it wasn't her grandfather, but her dad, who encouraged her to pursue a career in yachting. 

"My dad encouraged me to join the industry because he thought I would really enjoy it," Kelliher told Distractify during a March 1 interview. "Dads are always right [and] we come from a strong sailing background." Kelliher also noted as a child, she spent a lot of her time on boats. "I grew up sailing on dinghy boats, and we went for holidays on small sailboats," she recalled.

Although Kelliher isn't working on a boat as of March 2021, after wrapping production on Below Deck months ago, she is currently near the water as she continues to spend time on the island of Antigua while "trying to figure out life" before returning to her previous home in Europe later this year.

Daisy Kelliher compares herself to Below Deck star Hannah Ferrier

When asked which former Below Deck star she's most similar to, Daisy Kelliher said her style is closest to that of Hannah Ferrier, who has appeared on all five seasons of Below Deck: Mediterranean. Still, when it comes to her persona, she believes she brings something to the show that viewers haven't seen on any previous seasons. "I think I'm quite different from the other past chief stews," she told Distractify. "I'm possibly like Hannah, just because I'm running around, and I don't know what's going on sometimes."

Also during her interview with the outlet, Kelliher said the "environment [was] intense" on the Parsifal III before describing herself as someone who is a bit hands-off and "relaxed," which can lead some to believe that she shouldn't be taken too seriously and "lack[s] authority." 

Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 2 premieres March 1, Monday, March 1 at 9/8c on Bravo.