Bravo has just dropped the Season 7 trailer for Below Deck, and it confirmed that all of the fan favorites are back for more drama. Captain Lee Rosbach, Chief Stew Kate Chastain, and deckhand-turned-bosun Ashton Pienaar are all returning this season on the new mega-yacht Valor, and a bunch of new yachties will be joining them as they head to Thailand for the first time.
According to The Daily Dish, joining Rosbach, Chastain, and Pienaar are chef Kevin Dobson, second stew Simone Mashile, third stew Courtney Skippon, lead deckhand Saint Pern, and deckhands Tanner Sterback and Abbi Murphy.
In the clip, Chastain calls the new crew “the most attractive deck crew” she’s ever seen, and Captain Lee can’t believe the views as they cruise around Thailand.
“There’s so much to take in, it’s almost sensory overload,” says Captain Lee. “Holy s–t, are you kidding me?!”
Since they wrapped Season 6, both Rosbach and Chastain have experienced big life changes. The captain sadly lost his 42-year-old son Joshua in July when he lost his battle with addiction.
“This past Saturday, my beloved wife Mary Anne and I laid our youngest son, Joshua Lee Rosbach to rest,” he wrote on Instagram. “After a twenty year struggle, he finally succumbed to the demons he fought so long and so hard. Addiction is an insidious disease that knows no social status or geographic boundaries.”
Chastain made a big move from Florida to New York City, and she has been documenting her life in the Big Apple on social media. She has posted pics of herself with her dog Halo, and shared his love of UberX over taxis and the subway.
This is gonna be so very good. https://t.co/nyz5Mz4xJx
— Captain Lee (@capthlr) August 28, 2019
Meanwhile, Pienaar has been getting ripped in the Bahamas and sharing pics of his “dock workouts” on Instagram.
When Bravo announced the return of Rosbach, Chastain, and Pienaar, they posted a pic that also featured Rhyee Gerber, and the fan response was not positive. Even though the network has not said Gerber is returning, Below Deck fans are already complaining about the idea, calling her an “awful” person with a “horrific” attitude.
The cast of Below Deck will return with more drama and love triangles in Season 7, which premieres Monday, October 7th on Bravo.