Below Deck is a Bravo reality television series created by Mark Cronin, Rebecca Taylor Henning, and Doug Henning that premiered on July 1, 2013. Below Deck premiered in April 2012 and follows the life of the crew members who work and live aboard a superyacht throughout the charter season.
The 50-meter (164-foot) yacht Cuor di Leone was chartered for a five-week Caribbean cruise in Sint Maarten by the producers. For the series, the boat was renamed Honor and is commanded by Lee Rosbach. The original crew for the ship was given time off, and the cast of the show took over for the period of filming.
Rosbach, his first officer, and engineer remained on board to ensure that everything went smoothly. Prior to the series, chief stewardess Adrienne Gang, chef Ben Robinson, and stewardess Kat Held had all worked on yachts. In September and October of 2011, the series was shot over a six-week timeframe.
Bravo stated on August 27, 2013, that the first season of Below Deck had an average of 1.4 million total viewers per episode, prompting the network to renew the show for a second season. Captain Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Kat Held, and Eddie Lucas were among the four cast members who returned for the second season, which premiered on August 12, 2014.
Kate Chastain, Kelley and Amy Johnson, Jennice Ontiveros, Andrew Sturdy, and Logan Reese were among the new cast members. During the second season, the crew worked on Ohana, a 153-foot yacht, during the British Virgin Islands charter season. On November 4, 2014, the season came to an end.
After the second season finale, which was the highest-rated episode of the season, Bravo renewed Below Deck for a third season. Bravo announced a Below Deck Mediterranean spin-off show in March 2015, which would follow a crew as they go to “the world’s oldest cruising grounds, the Mediterranean Sea, for its upcoming superyacht charter season.”
Deckhand Wes O’Dell Was a Fan Favourite on Below Deck Discover What the Dashing Sailor Has Been up To Since Season 9 Finished
Deckhand When Wes O’Dell made his debut last autumn, he instantly became a fan favourite among both viewers and fellow Below Deck season 9 cast members. His laid-back demeanour and general lack of drama made him one of Bravo’s most likeable staff members in the show’s history. His cheerful presence was a welcome change of pace in an otherwise dramatic season.
Fans have been wondering what the Jacksonville native has been up to since Season 9 ended. Below Deck has featured crew members who have been overly eager to share their personal and professional lives with the globe in each season. While the camera was rolling, Wes, on the other hand, remained more private and reticent.
He felt ready to play a supporting part in narratives if it meant he could remain somewhat anonymous. Fortunately, he has disclosed a few details regarding life aboard Captain Lee’s My Seanna yacht. Continue reading to learn what Wes from Season 9 of Below Deck has been up to during the off-season.
Wesley’s Birthplace and Childhood Home
Wes O’Dell spent half of his childhood in the United States and the other half in the Caribbean, where the ninth season of Below Deck is shot. His parents are both black and white.
He lived in Jacksonville, Florida, as an adult before travelling to Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, to work as a sailor and boat captain. Wes’ age is unknown, but we’re betting he’s younger than Jessica, who appears to be a surprisingly young 35 on the show!
Check out Below Deck episode 7 to see whether Wes and Jess can avoid being fired. Will he be friend-zoned if he tries to kindle a spark in their awkward flirting?