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If there's one thing we've learned from watching Below Deck over the years, it's that you definitely don't want to be on Captain Lee Rosbach or Kate Chastain's bad side. And you know what? That sounds a lot like the second most iconic man in uniform with a white beard: Santa Claus.
So to get us in the holiday spirit, we asked Captain Lee and Kate to tell us how a few nautical moments fared on their "nauti or nice" list for the year. And boy, did these Below Deck crew members come prepared to discuss who's deserving of a luxury yacht vacation, and who they think should get a big lump of coal.
Some familiar faces also made the list, including Ben Robinson, who was immediately labeled "nauti" by the captain and chief stew. "So nauti," Kate said, followed by Captain Lee shrugging, "That's Ben just being Benny."
Patricia Altschul is loved and admired by both Captain Lee and Kate, but they both admitted there's a "nauti" side to the Southern Charm grande dame. "Pat's the best," Captain Lee, who notably got to party with Patricia at her Charleston home earlier this year, said. "She can be nauti and nice."
"She's got a little bit of a nauti sense of humor," Kate said before adding, "She makes everything nice."
Turns out, it's unclear which category Captain Lee himself should be in. "If you've been nauti, he's not nice," Kate ultimately determined.
As for Kate, Captain Lee was quick to put her on the "nice" list before noting, "But I bet you can be nauti."
"What you don't know doesn't hurt you," she said.
Um, are we still talking about the holidays here?
Press play on the above video for Captain Lee and Kate's thoughts on everything from the craziest Below Deck charter guests to yacht proposals to "resting bitch face."
It looks like Kate may find herself on the "nauti" list after a new episode of Below Deck on December 23 at 9/8c. Check out a sneak peek below, and catch up on this season through the Bravo app.
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