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Meet Below Deck Season 11's Late Addition, Deckhand Dylan Pierre De Villiers: "My Jaw Is on the Floor"

Find out which crew member is calling the new Season 11 deckhand "gorgeous."

By Shannon Raphael

Following the firing of Jared Woodin and the departure of Cat Baugh, there are two spots to fill in the St. David crew on Below Deck Season 11 — and we now know who will be filling one of them.

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In the preview for Season 11, Episode 8, which will air on March 25, viewers got a brief glimpse at Dylan Pierre De Villiers, who will be taking on a deckhand position now that Ben Willoughby has been promoted to Bosun

Meet Dylan Pierre De Villiers, the New Deckhand on Below Deck Season 11

In the preview for Season 11, Episode 8, Dylan meets the rest of the St. David yachties for the first time. 

"Welcome to St. David," deckhand Sunny Marquis says as Dylan arrives in a tender.

"My name's Dylan," the new deckhand says.

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In an interview on the episode, Sunny reacts to the new deckhand's looks. "Wow, my jaw is on the floor," she says, and she's not the only one who is impressed. 

"He is gorgeous, hey?" Ben says when he's with Barbara "Barbie" Pascual and Fraser Olender in the galley. 

"I'm just a little flabbergasted," Barbie says. 

"Are you turned on?" chief stew Fraser jokingly asks Barbie, who emphatically responds, "Yes."

Dylan Pierre De Villiers wearing his yachting uniform, a blue polo.

Who is Dylan Pierre De Villiers? Details on the Below Deck Season 11 Deckhand

Read Dylan's official Bravo profile below!

Hometown: Cape Town 

Birth date: 7th April

Zodiac sign: Aries 

Years of experience in the yachting industry: 4 years 

Favorite off-boat activities: "Eating protein powder, benching 225 pounds, working on my cars, building stuff, helping kids get better habits, making videos on YouTube, exploring the world."

Special skills: "I can do some really cool kicks (did kickboxing for 6 years), I know how to connect with people, I can fix anything mechanical  just show me once. I can drive boats and cars quite well."

Do you know any other Below Deck franchise yachties? "I do not."

What Bravo shows do you watch? "Below Deck, Vanderpump Rules." 

What do you do in your off-time on the boat? "I go to the gym, I go out and enjoy my life in moderation. I am super social, so I make friends. I travel. I bought my dream car, so I’m working on that constantly."

Who is your best friend on St. David"Chef Anthony [Iracane]."

Who do you miss most from home when you’re traveling for work? "My friends and racing car."

What was your first impression of St. David? "Well, the name is basically STD. So I mean, hey you love it in the moment and hate it after."

Favorite place you’ve been on charter/place you traveled? "Cannes islands."

What’s one thing about working and living on a boat that would surprise people? "That you actively spend time with the top 10 percent, and if you realize this and utilize this extreme rarity. It can take you places by making the right connections and learning from the best of the best in their fields."

Sum up this season in three words! "Incompetence, Ego & Hilarious."

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