‘Below Deck’: MY Seanna Returns for Season 8
Although Below Deck Season 8 will feature a number of new cast members, a familiar vessel will return along with OGs Captain Lee Rosbach and bosun Eddie Lucas.
My Seanna was previously featured on Below Deck Season 6 and Rosbach couldn’t be happier to be back behind the wheel. A fan spotted the familiar yacht while in the Caribbean. “So did Bravo lease My Seanna again for this season? I saw her in English Harbor back in March about the time the poop hit the fan with Covid. Thought about you guys watching her chug along about 12 knots,” the fan tweeted.
“Yeah we did, we may have been just wrapping up when you saw her,” Rosbach replied. “She’s a good one, I like her. Comfy.”
This isn’t the first time the series used the same yacht
My Seanna makes a second appearance on the show. But superyacht Valor has been featured on Below Deck three times. Valor was the yacht on seasons 4, 5, and 7. Valor ended up traveling throughout the Caribbean but was then delivered to Thailand last season.
Rosbach’s green crew had an incident with Valor during season 5. The yacht departed but the lines weren’t finished being released. Rosbach barked at the crew to get it together but then it drifted toward the bow. “Watch the bow, watch the bow,” was heard by an unknown voice. Then a huge crashing noise was heard as Rosbach cursed.
Season 5 also experienced a tender scare. A production boat ended up sinking, but thankfully no one was injured. “We were entering the marina when I heard something and suddenly everybody started to yell, ‘get out!’” the chief on board told a local St. Maarten paper, Radar Online reported. “The other boats’ captains came to take the crew with their dinghies. I could take my things, I mean, the most important things, and I left the ship. Nobody got hurt. I was just afraid someone got electrocuted with all this water and the electronic stuff around [sic].”
My Seanna has an eerie past
Below Deck fans likely remember when deckhand Ashton Pienaar was dragged into the water after a line wrapped around his ankle. He was standing on My Seanna’s swim platform during season 6 as the boat departed. He didn’t notice the line wrap around his ankle as he slid into the water. Deckhand Rhylee Gerber tried to grab him but it happened fast. She radioed “man overboard” and the crew sprung into action.
A fast-thinking cameraman ended up freeing Pienaar’s leg from the line and he was able to swim to the tender being towed by the yacht. “We weren’t from 30 seconds of him dying and I have to call his parents and tell them their son is dead,” Rosbach said in a confessional. “And I’m responsible. I don’t know how I’d deal with that. I have kids. And I don’t know how I’d make that call.”
Rosbach established a rule that he didn’t want to see any deckhands standing on the swim platform when the vessel was in transit.
Below Deck Season 8 premieres on Monday, November 2 at 9/8c on Bravo.