Captain Kerry Titheradge’s first season at the helm of Below Deck will premiere in February.
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The Below Deck Adventure vet officially will succeed OG captain Lee Rosbach when Season 11 sets sail on Monday, Feb. 5 with a supersized, 75-minute episode (Bravo, 9/8c).
The news comes out of BravoCon, a three-day celebration of all things Bravo, in Las Vegas. More than 160 Bravolebrities are expected to appear at this year’s convention, which features more than 60 panels and live events.
Below Deck viewers first saw Capt. Lee exit during Season 10 due to ongoing health issues. But he did later return, and in April, he told South Florida’s Sun Sentinel that it was not his decision to leave the long-running show.
“I did not quit. I did not retire. I was just not invited back,” the 73-year-old captain said at the time. “I guess I can see their point of view. They really couldn’t get a straight answer from anyone on how my health was.”
Capt. Kerry will be joined in Season 11 by returning Chief Stew Fraser Olender and lead deckhand Ben Willoughby. New crew members include Chef Anthony Iracane, Bosun Jared Woodin, deckhands Marie “Sunny” Marquis and Kyle Stillie, and stews Cat Baugh, Xandi Olivier and Barbie Pascual.
Read on for the official Season 11 synopsis, keep scrolling for new cast photos, then hit the comments and tell us if you’re looking forward to the return of Below Deck.
Capt. Kerry trades the Nordic Sea for crystal blue waters and stunning waterfalls as he leads his crew in the rich, historical island of Grenada. A disciplined and fair leader, Capt. Kerry has 30 years of experience working on boats and has spent almost two decades in yachting. As he steps on to St. David for the first time, Capt. Kerry relies on returning crew members Chief Stew Fraser Olender and Ben Willoughby to help the new staff find their way around the massive 197 ft. vessel.
In his second season as Chief Stew, Fraser vows to be a firmer leader by delegating more and not worrying himself with befriending his stews. However, his new leadership style may not be enough to wrangle the strong personalities in his department. On deck, Ben’s firsthand experience with the ship causes a rift with his Bosun, Jared.
Meanwhile, Chef Anthony, a Miami restaurateur from France, hopes to breathe new life into the galley. But when a messy kitchen catches Capt. Kerry’s eye during the first charter, the galley reaches a boiling point. Between budding boatmances, explosive nights out and department drama, it’s not all smooth sailing in Grenada.
Captain Kerry Titheradge
Chef Anthony Iracane
Marie “Sunny” Marquis
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