Bravo Battens Down the Hatches for Season Five of "Below Deck"
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"Below Deck" Season Premiere Tuesday, September 5 at 9PM ET/PT on Bravo
Come sail away with Bravo Media when season five of “Below Deck” returns. It’s all hands on deck when fan favorites Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain (chief stew) and Nico Scholly (senior deckhand) team up again for another Caribbean charter aboard the 154’ mega yacht “Valor,” as they navigate the choppy waters of luxury yachting off the coast of St. Maarten. Joining the crew are Matthew Burns (chef), Brianna Adekeye (stew), Jennifer Howell (stew), Chris Brown (deckhand), Bruno Duarte (deckhand) and Baker Manning (deckhand).
On the new season of “Below Deck,” Captain Lee has his hands full with a greener-than-usual crew, but fortunately he can rely on trusted veterans Kate and Nico to help him manage the rough seas ahead. For Kate, the frustrating task of getting two new stews quickly up to speed puts her stress at an all-time high, which results in her engaging in some off-boat escapades with a handsome sailor. Nico’s first challenge of being senior deckhand is balancing his new leadership role onboard while facing difficult circumstances with his family back home.
When he realizes he has a history with new stew Brianna, crew dynamics become even more complicated as Chef Matt and deckhand Chris also begin vying for Brianna’s affection. First-time deckhand Bruno and single mom-turned-stew Jen are living their dreams by working on a yacht, but the heavy workload from their bosses may turn it into a nightmare. When the extreme pressure on deck collides with a sudden emergency, Captain Lee is forced to “reconfigure” the team. With the crew reeling from his decision, the group struggles to navigate through the high-stakes drama. Will they be able to attend to all of the guests every want and need and get through another charter season, or will they crumble under the pressure?