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The Daily Dish Below Deck

Captain Lee Rosbach Does Not Like Being Invited to Dinner by Charter Guests

The Below Deck captain revealed exactly how he tries to get out of unwanted dinner invitations.

By Cynthia Robinson
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Um… awkward? Every Below Deck fan knows that sometimes the charter guests are a bit too much to handle. That’s why when it comes to dinner invitations, Captain Lee Rosbach has found some creative ways to avoid the situation altogether. 

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“Yes, I have declined [invitations to dinner],” Captain Lee said during the November 28 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

“What do you say?” host Andy Cohen inquired. “‘I have business on the bridge’?” 

“With Kate [Chastain] it was really easy, because I’d go, like, ‘I don’t care what you do, just get me out of this,’ and she was resourceful enough to do it,” the captain shared. “I’m close to that with Fraser [Olender].” 

Andy then noted how he imagined the “success of the show” most likely brought about a higher demand from guests to enjoy dinner with the captain.

“It was like… every dinner!” Captain Lee shared. 

While feisty charter guests are nothing new to the captain, on the Season 10 premiere, there was one thing he hadn’t experienced before

“[This is the] first time I’ve ever had a captain’s chair that didn’t swivel,” he said on the November 21 episode. “Wow.” 

In an episode interview, Captain Lee shared some of the other ways St. David differs from some of the yachts he’s worked on in the past, including My Seanna and Valor“It’s a big boat. Calf muscles are gonna be burning. It’s 197 feet, 1,093 tons,” he explained. “The staterooms are bigger, the hallways are longer, we got an extra deck. That’s another flight of stairs.”

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