Even though Below Deck is approaching its fifth season, it feels like a different show every season because the cast is constantly changing. Captain Lee Rosbach has been around since the very beginning, but the only returning cast members from last year are Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly.
Not only are the remaining six cast members new to the show, but apparently a lot of them are new to the yachting industry, which is bound to make for some interesting television and (unfortunately) some frustrating times for Captain Lee.
Whether you love watching Kate Chastain on Below Deck or you can’t stand her, you have to admit that she’s interesting. Kate always has a lot to say on everything…and everyone. She has had her fair share of drama with her fellow cast members, but she actually keeps in touch with most of them- even her former flame Ben Robinson.
Below Deck Mediterranean is sailing into its second week with first female leader, Captain Sandy Yawn, at the helm – and she doesn’t plan on taking flack from anyone! That didn’t stop some of her new crew from questioning her right out of the gate, however. Captain Sandy says getting push-back early on is par for the course, though, and plans to lead by example to keep them in line.
Yawn explains her strategy: “Being a female captain in this industry is challenging and inspiring because I thrive on problem solving. Being a woman in the male dominated yachting world is an advantage due to my ability to multi task while managing the emotions of the crew. I choose not to come from a place of power and control and it really, really works.”