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Below Deck Season 8 shows Captain Lee Rosbach ending a charter early, but this isn’t the first time Rosbach bounced guests on the show.

Captain Lee Rosbach
Captain Lee Rosbach|Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Rosbach is seen fuming at a charter guest in a clip from an upcoming scene during season 8. The guest is drunk and has jumped into the ocean while the others have dinner. Rosbach grows angrier and angrier ultimately telling the group their charter has ended.

While Rosbach has never become this angry at a group of guests, this isn’t the first time he’s ended a charter early. The series launched with a group of photographers who had their charter cut short when stew Kat Held found drugs in a guest’s room. The latest exchange was different from the first group of guests, but the outcome was the same.

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The flagship group of guests currently hold the title for “shortest” charter in Below Deck history. Viewers will have to wait and see if the latest group of guests last longer than the first group.

Rosbach considers the group of photographers to be one of the worst groups of guests. He discussed the instance during a live appearance in January 2020. “There were two [groups of worst charter guests] that come to mind, not counting the druggies that I threw off the boat the first time,” Rosbach recalled. “They didn’t see that s**t coming their way, did they?”

Unlike with the current group, Rosbach said nothing to the guests about the drug find. Instead, he simply told them the boat was returning to the dock. One docked, Rosbach calmly told the guests a stew found drugs and their charter had ended.

 Adrienne Gang, Kat Held
Adrienne Gang, Kat Held | Ali Goodwin/Bravo

“Did you see the look on their faces when I said we’re going back,” Rosback laughed. Adding, “They hold the record. They were on the boat for less than 22 hours and they were gone. I kept their money!”

The latest group is kicked off the yacht with a lot more fire

Rosbach remained calm when he told the season 1 group of guests their charter had ended. This time, not so much. A guest becomes so drunk during dinner with Rosbach, she decides to jump overboard and go for a swim.

“Dolores diving into the water is the ultimate f**k you to the captain,” Rosbach says in a confessional in a preview clip. “She’s drunk, it’s dark, I don’t need somebody jeopardizing their own life on my watch. That is not f**king going to happen.”


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The crew begs the guest to get out of the water, but the more she refuses, the angrier Rosbach becomes. He eventually lays into her, demanding she gets out of the water. “Your charter just ended!” Rosbach says to the guest. “Now get out!”

He then delivers the bad news to the rest of the guests. “I hate to tell you this, but your charter is over,” he tells them. “She’s in the water. She’s drunk. And she won’t come out. We’re going to head back to the dock because I’m not putting up with this.”

Below Deck is on every Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.