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The Daily Dish Below Deck

Captain Lee Rosbach Reveals Who Is "Hands Down" His MVP of Below Deck Season 7

And no, the Below Deck boss is not talking about Kate Chastain.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Captain Lee Rosbach has made his feelings about the Valor crew very clear after watching this season of Below Deck. However, there was at least one bright spot among this batch of yachties, according to the Stud of the Sea.

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When The Daily Dish caught up with Captain Lee backstage prior to the Below Deck Season 7 reunion, we asked him to name his MVP of this charter season. And since we had a feeling he might name Kate Chastain, given their longtime working relationship and status as BFFs, we told him he had to choose anyone but the chief stew.

However, Captain Lee put forward another worthy candidate. "Courtney [Skippon]. Hands down," he said. "I always thought it was funny how she would bitch and complain about the work that she had to do, but at the end of the day, it was always done, and it was always done well. And I think the rest of the complaining and stuff was just window dressing."

Captain Lee also praised how Courtney acted off the yacht. "She's very, very smart, very intelligent, and I like the way that she didn't cave into peer pressure — ever. When she didn't want to drink, she didn't drink, no matter who said what or who tried to coerce her into doing so," he recalled of the third stew's behavior during the season. "I don't know how many times after watching it that I would see her off into the corner at the club, sitting there by herself because she didn't want to partake in the bad behavior of the rest of the crew, which I thought was very admirable for someone her age."

When asked which crew member could use the most improvement after this season, Captain Lee replied, "Just one? That's impossible with this crew."

But when The Daily Dish then asked Captain Lee who has the most potential to improve, he offered, "Probably Brian [de Saint Pern], I feel. I think the other two see no or feel no shame for their behavior. They think it's totally justified, and that scares the hell out of me, that people can actually look at that and go, 'What? What did I do? What's wrong?' Please."

Check out more of Captain Lee's thoughts on this season behind the scenes of the reunion, above, and during the Below Deck Season 7 After Show, below.

10 Moments You'll Never Believe Happened During the Below Deck Season 7 After Show
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