Captain Lee Rosbach didn’t want to be on Below Deck when Bravo first asked him. The stud of the seas was actually kind of forced into the gig, and now he couldn’t imagine not being part of the Bravo show.
When Below Deck was first preparing to film, Captain Lee’s only role was to take the Honor yacht to St. Maarten. The captain has previously shared that he was to stay there and occasionally check in on the luxury yacht during filming.
Bravo had tapped another captain to appear on the show, but the captain dropped out. While a couple of replacements were considered, the Honor owner preferred Captain Lee since he knew the superyacht.
Captain Lee didn’t want to be on Below Deck
It’s hard to imagine Below Deck without Captain Lee. However, if he had his choice back then, that’s precisely what would have happened.
“I wasn’t overly thrilled about that,” the captain shared in an interview with Vulture.
Captain Lee’s boss was ultimately the one to convince him to do the show, but it was because the captain was put on the spot.