Below Deck Down Under
GenreReality
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes35
Production
Executive producers
  • Mark Cronin
  • Nadine Rajabi
  • Courtland Cox
  • Zachary Klein
  • Cristina Lopez
  • Christian Sarabia
  • Tania Hamidi
  • Jill Goslicky
Production locationAustralia
Camera setupMultiple
Running time43–54 minutes
Production company51 Minds Entertainment
Original release
Network
ReleaseMarch 17, 2022 (2022-03-17) –
present
Related

Below Deck Down Under is an American reality television series that premiered on Peacock on March 17, 2022. The show is the third spin-off of Below Deck, following Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Announced in February 2022, the series chronicles the lives of the crew members who work and reside aboard a 150-foot-plus superyacht during a six week charter season in Australia. Aesha Scott, the series' chief stew, previously appeared on Below Deck Mediterranean. Captain Jason Chambers made Australian headlines in 2019 after an accident where he crashed a superyacht into a wharf in Queensland.[1] In May 2023, it was announced that the series would be permanently moving from Peacock to Bravo.[2] The second season of the series began airing on July 17, 2023.

Yacht

Specifications

Specifications from Yacht Charter Fleet[3]
Season Yachts Model Built | Refit Built By Length Cruising Speed
Season 1 "Thalassa" (aka Keri Lee III [ex. Katharine]) Custom 2001 | 2016 Trinity Yachts (U.S.A) 55.17 m (181 ft) 12.5 Knots[4]
Season 2 "Northern Sun" Conversion 1976 | 2007 Narasaki Shipyard 50.9 m (167 ft) 10 Knots[5]

Cast

Season 1: Thalassa

First aired: March 17, 2022

Season 2: Northern Sun

First aired: July 17, 2023

Timeline

Cast member Seasons
1 2[6]
Jason Chambers[7] Captain
Ryan McKeown Chef[note 1]
Nate Post Chef[note 2]
Aesha Scott[8] Chief Stewardess
Tumi Mhlongo 2nd Stewardess
Magda Ziomek 3rd Stewardess[note 3]
Taylor Dennison 3rd Stewardess[note 4]
Jamie Sayed Bosun
Culver Bradbury Deckhand[note 5]
Brittini Burton Deckhand
Ben "Benny" Crawley Deckhand
Tzarina Mace-Ralph Chef
Laura Bileskaline 2nd Stewardess[note 6]
Jaimee Neale 2nd Stewardess[note 7]
Margot Sisson 3rd Stewardess[note 8]
Luke Jones Bosun[note 9]
João Franco 2nd Officer/Bosun[note 10]
Harry Van Vliet Deckhand
Adam Kodra Deckhand[note 11]
Luka Brunton Lead Deckhand[note 12]
  1. ^ McKeown appears in episodes 1–14, before being let go for his job performance.
  2. ^ Post appears in episodes 14–17, replacing McKeown.
  3. ^ Ziomek appears in episodes 1–14, before being let go for her job performance.
  4. ^ Dennison appears in episodes 14–17, replacing Ziomek.
  5. ^ Bradbury returned in season 2, episode 3, as a replacement deckhand; he also serves as interim Bosun during season 2, episode 7.
  6. ^ Bileskaline appears in episodes 1–7, before being let go for her general disregard for personal boundaries and lack of respect for her co-workers.
  7. ^ Neale appears in episode 9 onwards, replacing Bileskaline.
  8. ^ Sisson first appears in episode 2, having been on a different charter at the start of production of season 2.
  9. ^ Jones appears in episodes 1–7, before being let go for sexual misconduct towards a fellow crew member.
  10. ^ Franco, who previously appeared on Below Deck Mediterranean, appears in episode 8 onwards, replacing Jones.
  11. ^ Kodra appears in episodes 1–13, before being let go for his inexperience on super yachts.
  12. ^ Luka joined the boat to help add some more experience to the deck team, replacing Kodra in episode 13. Luka already was friends with chief steward Aesha Scott before joining. He also had a previous relationship with season one stewardess Magda Ziomek.

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
117March 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)Peacock
218July 17, 2023 (2023-07-17)September 18, 2023 (2023-09-18)Bravo

Season 1 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"G'Day Mate!"March 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)
Captain Jason Chambers introduces a world of aquatic adventure to charter guests along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia; while first-time bosun Jamie faces some initial challenges, new chief stew Aesha clashes with an ornery chef.
22"Unchained and Untamed"March 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)
Aesha and Ryan's opposing views on service are tested during an explosive lunch; Brittini stands up for herself on deck, while Benny takes issue working in the anchor locker; Captain Jason introduces a most improved award that isn't well received.
33"The Plunger from Down Under"March 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)
Benny struggles to stay motivated on deck, while Jamie tries to keep his team in line; Ryan and Aesha's galley communication comes to a head when the guests aren't ready for service; the crew comes together to throw a vow renewal ceremony for guitarist Randall Waller.
44"The Pirate's Booty"March 24, 2022 (2022-03-24)
Benny struggles to stay motivated on deck, while Jamie tries to keep his team in line; Ryan and Aesha's galley communication comes to a head when the guests aren't ready for service; the crew comes together to throw a vow renewal ceremony for guitarist Randall Waller.
55"Something's Fishy"March 31, 2022 (2022-03-31)
The crew gets in hot water with Captain Jason; Magda struggles in the laundry; a pirate-themed party challenges Culver to earn his title of "Entertainment Officer," but when guests ask him to jump in the hot tub, Tumi is shocked by what she sees.
66"The Tipping Point"April 7, 2022 (2022-04-07)
The crew unravels as demanding charter guests push them to their limits; Jamie and Tumi disagree over Culver's actions; in an attempt to keep Captain Jason happy, Jamie tries to take control of his deck team.
77"The Safety Dance"April 14, 2022 (2022-04-14)
Aesha gives Magda a second chance at service; safety issues come to a head between Captain Jason and Jamie, but when Jamie doesn't agree with the captain's orders, he tries to get the deck team on his side.
88"Prom Night"April 21, 2022 (2022-04-21)
The Thalassa crew hosts a prom night for the charter guests after their first adventure to the Great Barrier Reef; Ryan feels left out from the crew's activities; Magda has a hard time pulling her weight.
99"Squid Games"April 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)
Magda oversteps her boundaries with Aesha; Captain Jason's colleague charters Motor Yacht Thalassa for a bachelor party; Ryan resists the guests' food requests and must face the consequences with Captain Jason.
1010"Loads of Croc"May 5, 2022 (2022-05-05)
The crew enjoys a day off on an Australian crocodile safari; Captain Jason finds shocking unfinished business left on the boat; Tumi comes to Aesha's defense when Ryan and Magda talk behind her back, leaving Aesha distraught.
1111"Benny and the Jet Skis"May 12, 2022 (2022-05-12)
Jamie puts Brittini on the night shift after Benny doesn't pull his weight; Aesha confronts Magda and Ryan for talking behind her back; Jamie is at his wit's end with Benny's behavior and wants him fired.
1212"Yachtie or Nice?"May 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)
Jason's investigation of the deck team presents him with a difficult decision; Magda finds herself in hot water when she gets caught on the phone again; charter guests request a holiday party that calls for Culver and Aesha to dress up.
1313"99 Problems and Thalassa Ain't One"May 26, 2022 (2022-05-26)
Jamie gets upset with his fellow crew members for name-calling; Captain Jason wants the boat to keep improving, but when the crew members fail to take his demands seriously, they find out the hard way that he means business.
1414"New Kids on the Block"June 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
With Thalassa in turmoil, Captain Jason tries to find his footing with his new team; Aesha struggles to keep the interior on the same page; when dinner service goes awry, Jason questions his decisions.
1515"Nice Girls Finish Last"June 9, 2022 (2022-06-09)
The new crew finally finds its footing, while Captain Jason starts to notice Jamie is having a hard time managing Culver; Culver gets too close to a charter guest on a night out and Brittini picks up the pieces.
1616"Dirty Laundry"June 16, 2022 (2022-06-16)
Aesha finds her experienced new stew may have some learning to do in laundry; Captain Jason continues to notice Culver's lack of initiative; Brittini calls out a double standard when she notices Jamie and Culver flirting with charter guests.
1717"Drink Like No One's Watching"June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)
The Thalassa crew throws a vow renewal ceremony for the charter guests; Culver breaks Captain's one big rule; on the final night out, everything comes to a head before saying their final goodbyes.

Season 2 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9][10]Original air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
181"Yes, We Cairns!"July 17, 2023 (2023-07-17)0.76[11]
A new charter season gets underway in Cairns, Australia's gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The interior and exterior departments start man-down as the crew scrambles to cater to party-hearty guests.
192"Floating Circus"July 24, 2023 (2023-07-24)0.85[12]
The charter guests continue to be on edge with each other; a new stew comes aboard, giving the interior relief while captivating the deck team; a crew member over-commits to the Cancan; a surprise kiss threatens to ruin the party.
203"Ice, Ice, Maybe"July 24, 2023 (2023-07-24)0.72[12]
A complicated love triangle threatens to make things awkward on deck; the CEO is back for another round of fun; the guests have an icy request; a deck crew member overlooks his duties, resulting in one of the guests getting a cutting surprise.
214"All's Fair in Love and Downpour"July 31, 2023 (2023-07-31)0.75[13]
Heavy wind and rain threaten to drown a difficult beach picnic; a stew takes liberties with her break time; the guests experience a dinner fit for a god; on a night out, romantic entanglements get knotty when a surprising new hookup happens.
225"Everyone Everywhere All at Once"July 31, 2023 (2023-07-31)0.61[13]
A love pentagon takes shape as crew romances heat up in multiple directions; a personality conflict on the interior intensifies; one of the deckhands falls behind, and a dinner service for the guests goes awry when their preferences are overlooked.
236"All Wrong"August 7, 2023 (2023-08-07)0.78[14]
Chef Tzarina struggles to rebound after a dinner gone wrong; a stew tries to convince Aesha to switch shifts, and the crew pulls off a touching memorial celebration for the guests.
247"The Turnover Day"August 7, 2023 (2023-08-07)0.77[14]
Crewmembers are dismissed after crossing Captain Jason's boundaries. The remaining crew deals with the aftermath.
258"Great Sexpectations"August 14, 2023 (2023-08-14)0.87[15]
The deck team gets a surprising new leader, which causes resentment to grow within the department; the interior struggles being one stew down; the chef and the chief stew get a blast from the past.
269"Angel Nude Cake"August 14, 2023 (2023-08-14)0.80[15]
The deck team tries to recover after a mishap with the captain; a new stew joins the crew and instantly makes waves; the chef turns one of the guests into a work of art; during a night out, a hookup ignites jealousy.
2710"Kiss Kiss Clang Clang"August 21, 2023 (2023-08-21)0.81[16]
After a surprising hookup, the chef ices people out; a family comes aboard and enjoys a meal in a remote location; the tender nearly capsizes as the crew races to free it from a disappearing island; a mistake on deck causes the boat to hit the dock.
2811"Anchors Astray!"August 21, 2023 (2023-08-21)0.78[16]
The deck team reels after a docking debacle; the Chief Stew gets a surprise visit on a day off; a deckhand unhappily gets friend-zoned; a forbidden relationship becomes too tempting to ignore; a disastrous mistake endangers the boat.
2912"Find Me Some Budgie to Love"August 28, 2023 (2023-08-28)0.92[17]
A deckhand's fate is up in the air after an egregious error; the 2nd Officer tries to escape a rocky romantic past; the Captain reluctantly bares all for a budgie breakfast.
3013"The Wheel of Misfortune"August 28, 2023 (2023-08-28)0.84[17]
Captain Jason makes an unpopular decision to fire a deckhand; a Lead Deckhand joins the boat; Margot struggles with a challenge on her first attempt at service; a charter guest experiences a medical emergency.
3114"Tick the Box"September 4, 2023 (2023-09-04)0.91[18]
The crew deals with a medical emergency onboard; Capt. Jason faces a tough decision when a crew member gets caught drinking on the job; a deckhand wants to take his relationship to the next level.
3215"It's Not About the Lactose"September 4, 2023 (2023-09-04)0.79[18]
A relationship onboard explores new depths while another one finally breaches the surface; chaos ensues when charter guests become entangled in each other's dietary preferences; single charter guests give the deckhands a run for their money.
3316"The Magic Seamen"September 11, 2023 (2023-09-11)0.83[19]
The guests get upset with Aesha when their bucket list Great Barrier Reef diving excursion gets denied; a familiar character returns to coach the deck team through a strip show for the guests.
3417"An Eruption of Volcanic Proportions"September 11, 2023 (2023-09-11)0.73[19]
The crew erupts in an argument when a deckhand meddles in the stew's drama; a date goes awry when Chef Tzarina reveals her true feelings.
3518"She's Just Not That Into You"September 18, 2023 (2023-09-18)0.82[20]
Captain Jason gets involved when Chef Tzarina refuses to fulfill a guest request; Luka feels like a stew might be interested in him; the final night of the charter season leads to arguing, crying and relationships in shambles.

Broadcast

Season 1 of Below Deck Down Under aired on Peacock in the United States and Hayu in the UK and Australia every Thursday. It began airing on March 17, 2022 on Peacock and Hayu.[citation needed]

Season 2 of Below Deck Down Under airs on Bravo, with episodes being available on Peacock the next day.

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