Kevin Dobson had an interesting journey on “Below Deck” season 7, especially with the tension between him and his chief stew Kate Chastain. Kevin’s high expectations for service led him to constantly clash with Kate and he wasn’t afraid to call her out on it. However, he wasn’t perfect himself.
His forgetfulness during a charter dinner with Captain Lee Rosbach was one we’ll certainly remember for a while. Despite the rocky relationships with some of his fellow crew members, Kevin managed to prove himself in the end and stepped up his game for the rest of the charter season. Love him or hate him, It’s safe to say Kevin made a lasting impression!
Ross Inia made a name for himself on "Below Deck" Season 6 as a deckhand who quickly rose up the ranks, replacing Chandler Brooks as bosun after the latter proved himself to be less than capable. With his easy-going demeanor and fair leadership style, Inia won over fans and even earned the praise of Captain Lee Rosbach himself.
While he faced some challenges in his new role, he was still considered a better leader than his predecessor, at least according to us, and according to fellow deckhand Rhylee Gerber. Although Inia hasn't made a second appearance on the show, he remains a very memorable member of the "Below Deck" crew.
Kevin Dobson — Now
Since leaving "Below Deck," Kevin has continued to dazzle with his culinary skills. The talented chef can still be found whipping up delectable dishes as a freelance yacht chef in exotic locations. He also shares his love for cooking on his YouTube channel, "Small Town Cook," where he dishes out mouthwatering recipes for his fans to try out.
Kevin may be living a low-key life, but it’s clear his passion for creating amazing food hasn't waned. He's also focused on being a devoted dad to his daughter, making sure to balance work and family. It's clear that Kevin's time on “Below Deck” was just a part of his culinary journey.
Francesca Rubi — Now
Since finishing her stint as chief stew on "Below Deck," Francesca Rubi has been keeping herself busy. The Australian beauty decided to use her time off from yachting to pursue her passion for fitness and became a certified Pilates instructor. More recently, Francesca was also announced as the new ambassador for the luxurious Sanctuary Cove Marina.
Her love for the ocean and boating made this role a perfect fit for her, and we can only imagine how excited she is to share her passion with others. Even though she's no longer on “Below Deck,” Francesca's charismatic personality and infectious energy continue to make her a joy to follow both on and off the screen.
Despite the challenge of replacing the veteran chief stewardess Kate Chastain, Francesca Rubi came into season 8 of "Below Deck" with charm, professionalism, and impressive organizational skills. She quickly won over viewers with her Aussie wit and easy-going demeanor, proving that she was a worthy successor to the previous chief stew.
She had her fair share of drama on the boat, including an ongoing feud with stewardess Elizabeth, but she managed to put it behind her and still get her job done. By the end of the season, Francesca had earned the respect and admiration of her crew and viewers alike, cementing her place as a beloved chief stew in the “Below Deck” franchise.