What is Below Deck about and who is in the cast of the Bravo show?

BELOW Deck is set to return with a brand new series in November 2020.

Fans will get to see what the crew members will get up to on the mega yacht in the Caribbean in what will be the show's eighth series.

What is American reality TV show Below Deck about?

Below Deck chronicles the lives of the crew members who work and reside aboard a mega-yacht during charter season.

The reality show follows the crew as they try and put personal issues to the side for the sake of their professional careers.

Each series features a different group of guests that work on the yacht.

The yacht is captained by Lee Rosbach, who has been an ever-present since season one.

Who is in the cast?

Lee Rosbach — Captain

The experienced Captain Harold Lee Rosbach has spent over twenty years in the yachting industry.

He was born and raised in Michigan, he discovered his passion for the water while managing restaurants in the beautiful Turks & Caicos.

Lee is excited to return to the Caribbean as he adjusts to the many new personalities including his new Chief Stewardess Francesca Rubi.

Francesca Rubi — Chief Stewardess

Speaking of Francesca Rubi, she joins the team for the new season following Kate Chastain's stint as the Chief in Season 7. 

Born in Sydney, Australia, Francesca's career began in event management while working for celebrity clients.

The Aussie ventured into the yachting industry first as a hostess and has gone on to work as a purser, deckhand, and stew.

In the Season 8 trailer, Francesca admitted:  "I do take my job a little bit too seriously sometimes."

Elizabeth Frankini — Stewardess

A Long Island native with experience in high-end hospitality, Elizabeth joins the crew ready to add to her already extensive stew skills.

She was introduced to yachting by a former boyfriend and Elizabeth fell in love with life on deck.

Always one to march to the beat of her own drum, Elizabeth is sure to ward off any trouble and bring positive energy to the team.

Isabelle "Izzy" Wouters — Stewardess

Elizabeth's fellow Stewardess is Isabelle "Izzy" Wouters, who was born in New Zealand and raised in nearby Australia.

The yachting industry wasn't always on Izzy's mind, as she happened to get a taste for it while planning to travel Europe.

After her first stew job, she gained a passion for it and was determined to perfect her skills, become an excellent stewardess and Izzy also hopes to form strong friendships on board.

Rachel Hargrove — Chef

Tampa-born Rachel is a cosmopolitan yacht chef who certainly knows her way around a kitchen.

Though she taught herself how to cook, Rachel also attended the Culinary Institute of America and also has an apprenticeship at the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Quatro Passi.

She has travelled to the likes of Thailand, Japan and India, to gain more experience and loves cooking from a wide range of cuisines.

She can divide opinion due to her demanding professionalism, but you can guarantee that Rachel will always stand her ground.

James Hough — Deckhand

After dropping out of university after just two weeks, James wanted a new challenge and flew to the French city of St Antibes from his native UK to try his hand at yachting.

James is a natural flirt and has even pursued of several stews onboard which nearly got him fired from his first job.

The charismatic James is thankful for the chance to travel and has no plans to look back anytime soon.

Shane Coopersmith — Deckhand

Born in San Diego, while working at the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey, Shane developed a love for the industry.

Now he is trying to use his natural charm to break into the word of yachting.

Also an avid lover of the planet, Shane is on Below Deck season 8 with an open, honest heart and hopes to change someone’s opinion about how they effect the world.

Eddie Lucas — Bosun

Eddie hopes to use the his humor and jovial spirit to bring joy and good vibes to the yatch.

He returns to the reality show after appearing as an original cast member in the first three seasons, first as a deckhand before transitioning to being a bosun.

Since then, Eddie has achieved his 1600-ton license and works as First Mate on a four-man tugboat crew.

Although things didn't go according to plan for Eddie in season 3, he has a “never say never” attitude and is looking forward to retuning to the show.

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