Captain Kerry Replaces Captain Lee for ‘Below Deck’ Season 11

Batten down the hatches! Captain Lee Rosbach is formally exiting Beneath Deck — and might be changed by one other member of the Bravo household, a number of sources completely inform Us Weekly.

In response to the insiders, Captain Kerry Titheradge of Beneath Deck Journey will take the place of Lee, 73, for season 11 of the nautical collection, which is able to start filming in Grenada later this week.

The information of Lee’s exit comes only a few months after Captain Sandy Yawn stepped in to interchange the Michigan native throughout Beneath Deck season 10.

“Capt Sandy got here in an[d] bailed me out in a tricky state of affairs and I recognize her efforts,” Lee, who has starred on Beneath Deck since its debut in 2011, tweeted about his untimely farewell on the time.

Throughout the December 2022 episode, viewers watched as Lee mentioned goodbye to his crew earlier than heading again to the U.S. to cope with ongoing well being points.

“I’m gonna return to the [United] States, get this straightened out — and as quickly as I do — I’ll be on the primary aircraft again right here and inform whoever’s on board to get the f—ok off my boat,” he quipped to his costars as he broke the information.

Whereas the captain famous that he deliberate to return to the constitution to complete out the season — and referred to his aircraft ticket as “roundtrip” — he advised his fellow castmembers that he wished “do proper” by them by stepping apart.

“As you guys know I’ve been fighting my mobility, and it’s been laborious and I’ve allow you to guys down and for that, I apologize. So I’ve decided to depart the boat,” he defined. “Considered one of my greatest issues now’s I’m not in a position to observe. I don’t know who’s doing what, it’s my job,” he added. “They count on that out of me. There comes a degree if a captain is basically being goal, he needs to be placing one of the best pursuits of his crew first.”

Forward of his departure from St. David, Lee completely advised Us that his well being points had been enhancing.

“Again surgical procedure got here out nice, it actually did,” he completely advised Us in December 2022. “You’ll discover this season that I do one thing that I’ve by no means, ever accomplished earlier than in my profession or in my life. And there’s gonna be lots of conditions the place you’re gonna go like, ‘Wow, didn’t see that coming in any respect.’ And never solely will or not it’s true for the viewers, [but] it was additionally true for myself and the crew.”

The explanations for Lee’s official exit have but to be shared, however the seasoned vet would probably give Kerry his stamp of approval.

Whereas the Australia native — who has starred on Beneath Deck Journey because it premiered in November 2022 — is a Bravo beginner, he completely opened as much as Us final month concerning the recommendation Captain Lee gave him whereas the 2 paired up for a spherical of golf.

“‘Be your self. Be that very same man I used to be taking part in golf with,’” Kerry recalled Lee telling him. “After which I requested him about social media and the way to try this. I mentioned, ‘I heard I ought to get somebody to do it, so I don’t get caught up in it.’ He goes, ‘No, do your personal social media. Don’t let anybody try this.’”

Kerry additionally revealed that he then bumped into Lee as soon as once more at BravoCon in October 2022, the place the previous restaurateur gave him phrases of encouragement forward of the Journey premiere.

“The present hadn’t been out but, however we received a chat and he’s like, ‘Man, you’re gonna do nice. You’re gonna do actually good. I can see it.’ He says, ‘You’re gonna do implausible on this franchise.’ After which he chatted with my daughter. It was cool.”

Season 10 of Beneath Deck is at present airing on Bravo Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.