Promising more thrills and spills on the high seas, the hit Bravo reality TV series returns in the Fall in the Caribbean for its eighth season. This is the first time the show has been filmed in these tropical cruising grounds since season 5.
Viewers will be introduced to a number of new faces and getting insight into the world of luxury yacht charter. In light of the developing Coronavirus crisis, filming for the new season was wrapped up in early March to keep the cast and crew safe.
The first episode of Below Deck Season 8 will air at 9/8c on Bravo on Monday 2 November, with Captain Lee Rosbach eager to get back to one of his favorite cruising spots, saying: "It's been years since I've been in the Caribbean, and I've missed the hell out of it. White sandy beaches, crystal blue water. It's like putting on your favorite pair of blue jeans. It's like going home again."
This will be the first season without Kate Chastain, the popular Chief Stewardess is being replaced by Francesca Rubi, who is described by Bravo as ”a perfectionist who runs a tight ship,”
There is a new face in the galley with “seasoned five-star Michelin chef” Rachel Hargrove joining the ranks.
"It's been years since I've been in the Caribbean, and I've missed the hell out of it. White sandy beaches, crystal blue water. It's like putting on your favorite pair of blue jeans. It's like going home again."
Other newcomers are stewardesses Elizabeth Frankini, an astrology follower who “finds herself surrounded by bad energy” during the season, and Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Wouters, who finds “sometimes her lack of confidence gets in the way” despite a good knowledge of boats.
New deckhand James Hough is described as a “big flirt” who tries to do the “bare minimum of work”, whilst Shane Coopersmith, the other new deckhand, is a “a California surfer turned environmentalist”.
Long term viewers of the show will recognise a familiar face, Eddie Lucas, who appeared as part of the deck team in Seasons 1 to 3 and will now return to serve as bosun.
Luxury motor yacht ‘My Seanna’ is the yacht with the starring role in Below Deck season 8. The 56m superyacht was the largest ever featured when she was the host boat for Season 6.
Known for her opulent interiors and five sweeping decks motor yacht ‘My Seanna’ is available to charter for $300,000 per week plus expenses.
My Seanna is one of five yachts to feature across the eight series of the show and you can see how they compare by taking a look at all Below Deck yachts, their real names and the cost to rent them.
Below Deck Season 8 was filmed in the Caribbean and is packed full of all the fun, drama and mischief that has come to be associated with this hit reality show.