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Kate Chastain Dishes On Which Real Housewives Of New York Stars Would Make Great Crew Members

Isn’t it great to have Below Deck back? How beautiful is the exotic Thailand setting? I think this might be the most stunning place Below Deck has been yet. Back for more charter merriment on the high seas are Captain Lee Rosbach, prickly chief stew Kate Chastain and last year’s favorite deckhand, now promoted to bosun, Ashton Piennar.

The yacht drama has already started with a nauseatingly sick on the first charter chef Kevin Dobson. Handful deckhand Abbi Murphy and complaining third stew Courtney Skippon are sure to make for an eventful season. Such crew members make you wonder, what would Kate do if she could actually pick her own crew? Maybe from some other Bravo franchises?

Joao Franco Reveals His Below Deck Mediterranean Dream Team

It’s the question that gets posed time and time again to the cast of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean.  Who’s on your yachtie dream-team?  For this season, the Med crew was pretty solid after microwave operator Mila Kolomeitseva left.  Anastasia Surmava did an admiral job as chef until she stepped aside for Ben Robinson to saunter back into our livesJune Foster only made a favorable impression on smitten Colin Macy O-Toole, but her tenure was also short-lived.

So we are finishing the season with the original squad, plus an actual chef.  Captain Sandy Yawn has been dishing out the hugs in proper mother hen fashion.  What can be better than that?  Well, according to Bosun Joao Franco, there is one person that could improve at their job.

Kate Chastain

Season four of Below Deck has found Kate Chastain and Ben Robinson butting heads of late. Kate claims that it’s not sexual tension (left over from their previous romantic relationship), but simply work tension. It ia just how Ben and Kate operate, apparently!

Kate explains, “There was definitely still tension between Ben and I this season, but it definitely wasn’t sexual. I think the fact that we’re so comfortable with each other can be both a good and a bad thing when working on a boat together. Sometimes minor disagreements escalate into heated arguments quicker than they should because Ben and I don’t feel the need to politely hold back like we might with other crew members.”

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Kat Held Talks Life After Below Deck

Kat Held was quite the party animal during her two seasons on Below Deck, but since leaving the show, her life is completely different. These days, instead of yachting and partying, Held is busy working and going to school. But many fans have been wondering whether or not Kat keeps in touch with anyone from the show and what she thinks of the new crew.

Luckily for us, Held took some time recently to answer those questions and dish about her life after the show. “I realized it was time to go down a different path and try something new. I decided to quit the yachting industry and move home to Rhode Island,” Held said about leaving after season 2. You don’t want to miss the rest of her interview, so come on inside.

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below deck season 2 cast

Ahoy maties, Luxury Yachting by Bravo will be back for round three! Bravo announced that Below Deck, the popular show about the crazy demands of uber wealthy clients and the crazier below the deck crew will be renewed citing great season 2 ratings! 

The Below Deck season 2 finale, which aired Tuesday, was the highest rated episode of the season raking in 1.4 million viewers and gained viewership each week. On Tuesday night the only higher rated cable broadcast was Sons of Anarchy. The season average was 1.5 million. 

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below deck season 2 cast

Below Deck is back! The high-seas drama cesspool will kick into high gear with some old and new faces. 

Sexy chef Ben Robinson, drunki-fabulous Kat Held and Eddie Lucas will all return, as we knew from the Summer By Bravo ads featuring Kat and Ben. At the helm of, Ohana, a new $10 million dollar private yacht is Captain Lee. Surprisingly Adrienne Gang, who butted heads with several crewmembers last season will not return. Rumor has it Adrienne, who helped create the show and cast the original season, was holding out for more money and Bravo wasn't willing to bite. 

It's no surprise, however, that Sam Orme, who was dating one of the cameramen and seemed to detest the yachting life will not be returning for a sophomore voyage. Of course in their place will be all-new ready and willing crewmembers! Kate Chastain, brother-sister duo Kelley and Amy Johnson, Jennice Ontiveros, and Andrew Sturby will all be setting sail. It was reportedly Bravo's plan all along to mix new crew members in with the original bunch to keep the show from getting stale. 

This season the crew will be running mega-buck private charters through Virgin Islands. 

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Summer by Bravo 2014

Bravo launched its fifth Summer by Bravo campaign earlier this week – it's a THREE-RING CIRCUS theme. How fitting, right? 

"This year’s campaign features over thirty-five bravolebrities, who are starring in a three-ring circus – Bravo style," boasted Bravo. "Fans can watch Lisa Vanderpump and Giggy as lion tamers, Curtis Stone make an impressive fruit salad in mid-air, Jenni Pulos and Zoila Chavez dressed up as clowns playing a joke on Jeff Lewis, and James Lipton as a human cannonball. It’s sure to astonish fans of all ages."

Above: Kat Held, Ryan Serhant, Simone Whitmore, Tamra Barney, Reza Farahan, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Josh Flagg, and NeNe Leakes riding a unicycle. See more behind the scenes pictures and video clips below.

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Below Deck - Season 1

Drama on the high seas by Bravo will continue to float on! 

Below Deck, whose freshman season was a surprise hit for the network, has unsurprisingly been renewed! Deadline reported that the second season is already being prepped by production company 51 Minds. Unfortunately Bravo is not bringing back the cast in it's entirety. The show is currently casting for their second season, advertising that they are searching for some "additional cast". 

The posting reveals they are looking for: "additional staff members to work on the boat and appear on the show. We are currently looking for Captains, Mates, Chefs. Chief Stews, Stews, Engineers and Deck Hands."

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