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Below Deck Season 8 returns to the Caribbean

By Editorial Team   22 September 2020

Premiering on November 2 on Bravo, Captain Lee Rosbach and his crew are heading back to the Caribbean for Below Deck Season 8 on board the 56m (185') motor yacht 'My Seanna' 

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.

Back of crew member on boat holding inflatables and tray of drinks
Below Deck stewardess Elizabeth FrankiniPerson taking photo of four guests partying on boat

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."

Get to know the new crew of Below Deck Season 8

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. 

Captain Lee with walkie talkie on board 'My Seanna'
Chief Stewardess Francesca Rubi
New Chef Rachel Hargrove sharpening knife

"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."

Captain Captain Lee Rosbach

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.

Which yacht was used for Below Deck Season 8?

My Seanna, boat used in filming of Below Deck season 8

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.

How much does it cost to rent My Seanna?

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.

Where was Below Deck Season 8 filmed?

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.

Aerial view from Aruba island in the Caribbean Sea at sunset with yachts on the water
Panoramic view of St Thomas US Virgin Islands.  Sea,  and hilly backdrop and colorful flowers in foreground
Santa Lucia - La Souffriere bay - Caribbean Island, Beautiful white sand beach in Saint Lucia, Caribbean Islands

If Below Deck has given you the taste of a luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean, view and compare the entire fleet of luxury Caribbean charter yachts.

If you'd like to learn more about chartering M/Y 'My Seanna', reach out your preferred yacht charter broker.


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