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The Daily Dish Below Deck

Captain Lee Rosbach Reveals the Real — and Really Sweet — Reason He Has a Beard

Would Below Deck's Stud of the Sea ever get rid of his signature look?

By Laura Rosenfeld

If you were in a room with Captain Lee Rosbach, what's the one question you would ask him? What it's like being on Below Deck? How did you get into yachting? What's your best advice for an aspiring captain? 

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No. If you ask us, all we want to know about right now is the man's facial hair. 

And we're not alone. One amazing soul recently asked Captain Lee on Twitter if he's "ever thought about shaving the beard." The Stud of the Sea's response? "Nope, my bride won't hear of it," he said. "[It's] been on for as long as I can remember, you will see it forever I'm sure."


So we have Captain Lee's wife of more than 40 years, Mary Anne, to thank for the Stud of the Sea's signature look. And it's true! Captain Lee hasn't shaved in decades, as evidenced by the below throwback photos.

Proof that Captain Lee and his wife Mary Anne have always been too cool.

Oh, captain, our Captain Lee! 

But in case you're dying to know what Captain Lee looks like without any stubble, just take a gander at another vintage pic, below.

A young, beardless Captain Lee. 

Watch Captain Lee spill more secrets from his past, below.

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