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Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 Welcomes a Familiar Chief Stew: Watch the Trailer

See what's in store for Captain Sandy Yawn and her crew on the new season of Below Deck Mediterranean.

By Allison Crist

It's time to hoist the anchor and set sail, because Below Deck Mediterranean is officially returning this September for Season 8. And this time around, Captain Sandy Yawn and co. are embarking on what's sure to be one of the most picturesque Below Deck journeys yet, as they're traversing the Italian Riviera and Genoa, Italy. 

How to Watch

Watch Below Deck Mediterranean on Mondays at 9/8c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app

Find out which crew members will be joining Captain Sandy as she levels up from last season with the 180-foot M/Y Mustique, as well as what to expect on- and off-board, by watching the above Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 trailer and then reading on for more details.

When does Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 premiere? 

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 will premiere with a supersized episode on Monday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. New episodes will stream the next day on Peacock.

Who is in the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 cast?

Captain Sandy and Stews Natalya Scudder and Kyle Viljoen return for the new season, joined by fan-favorite Tumi Mhlongo, who crosses over from Below Deck Down Under as Chief Stew. New crew members include Chef Jack Luby, Bosun Ruan Irving, Deckhands Luka Brunton (who also hails from Below Deck Down Under), Haleigh Gorman and Lara Du Preez, and Stew Jessika Asai.

Captain Sandy smiling with her arms crossed in the wheelhouse of the yacht.

What can fans expect on Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8?

According to a press release, "From outrageous guests to after-hours antics, the boat gets rocked throughout each charter as the crew navigates complicated dynamics and unexpected rifts. In a franchise first, unprecedented staffing changes dominate the season, which tests each department as they struggle to find their sea legs through unforeseen turnover."

What's more, the new vessel "challenges" Captain Sandy's deck crew as they "attempt to navigate the busy industrial port with utmost precision."

"Before they even leave the dock, visa issues tie up two crew members while a department head mismanages important paperwork," the press release continues. "Sandy leans on temporary help for the first charter and an unexpected shake-up results in a change of hierarchy. On deck, the crew is overwhelmed by their workload on the oversized vessel as the interior deals with a clash of personalities. Chef Jack wows the guests with his impressive take on local Italian fare, but things start to sour when communication goes south."

There's also drama "when disagreements impact productivity and former friendships start to implode, Sandy is faced with a wave of difficult decisions."

More Details on Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8

The Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 trailer previews lots of drama to come. As Tumi puts it, "I have never come across a crew this crazy, and I don't think I ever will." 

Captain Sandy can also be seen giving someone a stern warning. "I have ears, I have eyes, I hear you talk out of both sides of your mouth daily," she says to an unseen person. "Every situation that's happened, guess who's the common denominator? I will put you on the dock so fast if you don't change."

Those are the only tough words she issues, either. Hear more from her in the above trailer. Then, get to know the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 crew.

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