‘Below Deck Mediterranean’: David Pascoe Is Making Big Changes to His Yachting Career (Exclusive)

David Pascoe from Below Deck Mediterranean revealed his deckhand days may soon be in the past as he is seeking more of a land-based life. He recently chatted with Showbiz Cheat Sheet from aboard a smaller yacht but said he’s planning to wrap up sea life and trade it for a position on land. “I’d definitely like to stay within the industry, definitely through the boats,” he explained. “But just to be based in one place, ideally back home and just to be there.”

David Pascoe took some heat for telling Lloyd Spencer he was from Plymouth during ‘Below Deck Med’

Pascoe referenced an Instagram post where he touched on a moment in the show when he told Lloyd Spencer he was from Plymouth. The post referenced some backlash he received for telling Spencer he was from Plymouth because he also shared during the episode he’d also lived in Italy and traveled the world.

Below Deck Mediterranean's David Pascoe
Below Deck Mediterranean‘s David Pascoe | Laurent Basset/Bravo

“The fact of the matter is I spent the first years of my life living in Italy, my childhood and early adulthood consisted of moving houses/caravans on the regular in Devon and I was very rarely grounded,” he shared along with a photo. “At some point I began working/traveling all over the world and furthering my general gypsy nature.”

“I don’t know if you saw my Instagram,” Pascoe told Showbiz Cheat Sheet, referring to the share. “So that was an interesting one in that so I said I was from Plymouth. And I had a few messages from people from Plymouth saying, ‘You’re not really from Plymouth, are you?'”

David Pascoe is ready to finally put down some roots

“I moved around my entire life,” he said. “And I was never settled anywhere. So now I’m a bit older and I want to be settled somewhere. I want to, you know, want to have a family. I want to settle down. So it’s just stepping away gradually, gradually, gradually and hopefully reaching it at the end.”

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Pascoe isn’t the only yachtie who prefers yacht life on land. Deckhand Bobby Giancola from Below Deck Mediterranean Seasons 1 and 2 continues to work in the industry, but as a yacht dealer. Hannah Ferrier and Anastasia Surmava from Below Deck Mediterranean also stepped away from working on boats and now have a yacht training academy.

Adopting a dog may be David Pascoe’s future too

Pascoe envisions land life with a dog someday too. “Definitely down the line, dogs are a huge responsibility,” he remarked. “But 100% I would love a little dog. And beach walks and a swim. It will be wonderful.”

Pascoe’s Instagram features photos with a few dogs, who he said are his mother’s. “Bella, the little brown one, she’s going very, very strong,” he said. “She’s my mum’s dog so I see her almost every time I’m home. But always dogs … nothing against cats!” He laughed. He recently took a swim with an adorable beagle named Leo, who rocked a cute doggy life vest.

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Below Deck Mediterranean airs on Mondays at 9 pm ET/PT. New episodes will be available on Peacock one week early on Mondays.