Captain Lee has been at the helm of every series of Below Deck (Picture: hayu)
Below Deck has been a saviour of lockdown, with the boat-based drama giving us a dose of wanderlust and some much-needed distraction when we needed it most.
The series follows Captain Lee Rosbach as he sets sail on crystal clear waters with a crew full of the best ‘yacthies’ in the business.
Side note: Best might be stretching it a little…
It’s not quite smooth sailing as the cast have to deal with living in very close quarters with each other, romances crashing almost as quickly as they blossom, and having to serve very demanding guests at the same time.
It’s a wonder there have only been two people jumping overboard to escape…
How many series of Below Deck are there?
Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain became a fan favourite for all Below Deck fans (Picture: Bravo)
There have been eight seasons of Below Deck so far, with Captain Lee at the helm for every single one of them – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
While the Captain has been the same on every boat, there are cast changes every charter season.
The latest episodes saw Francesca Rubi take over in the chief stewardess role from Kate Chastain, who had been in the position for six years, after replacing Adrienne Gang for series two.
Fans were left delighted when OG cast member Eddie Lucas returned as Bosun in season eight, where he was given a promotion at the end of a rollercoaster series.
Will there be more series of Below Deck?
Will Below Deck return for season nine? (Picture: Bravo)
Bravo bosses have yet to announce Below Deck season nine, but seeing that the reality series is the network’s best-rated show, ahead of all of the Real Housewives franchises, it’s just a matter of time.
Filming usually kicks off at the beginning of the year, with the drama docking on our screens in autumn, so we’ve still got a while to wait.
Thankfully, if you’re all caught up with the OG series, there are a bunch of Below Deck spin-offs to keep you occupied.
How many Below Deck spin-offs are there and where to watch them?
There are currently two Below Deck spin-off series, Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht, which both give the main cast a serious run for their money in the drama stakes.
Luckily, hayu has every episode to watch whenever you feel like stepping on board.
All episodes of Below Deck, Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht are available to stream on hayu now.
Credit: Original article published here.