Brian de Saint Pern was the charming and dashing Lead Deckhand who won fans’ hearts in the early days of “Below Deck” season 7. His romantic pursuit of Second Stew Courtney Skippon was straight out of a fairytale, and viewers couldn’t help but root for the couple.
Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when the toxic male vs. female dynamic of the crew couldn’t help but seep into their relationship. In the end, Brian showed a less admirable side to himself — both in his relationship with Courtney, and with his treatment of the rest of the women on board. We’re sad to say he finished off the season with a hefty “villain” edit!
Say what you will, but Rhylee was certainly a force to be reckoned with on "Below Deck." Her outspokenness and fiery energy made her a standout player, and only sometimes in a good way. After a relatively smooth season 6, Rhylee returned to the yacht mid-season in season 7 and found herself in a trickier position.
Throughout the season, Rhylee found herself in constant conflict with at least one member of the deck crew, with Ashton Pienaar being a frequent sparring partner. Even at the reunion, Rhylee explained how she didn't feel valued by her crew, and how frustrated she had been throughout the season. Regardless of the drama, we were happy to see her back on our screens.
Brian de Saint Pern — Now
After the show, Brian continued to sail the high seas, working hard as a decky (not a yachtie!) and even taking certifications in Fort Lauderdale to become a captain one day. He's been working steadily towards that goal, even advancing to bosun on a superyacht he worked on in Greece. But it's not all work and no play for this adventurous sailor.
He's been surfing the waves in exotic locations like Spain and Indonesia and even took up freediving. And let's not forget about the ladies — Brian continues to enjoy the attention of the fairer sex as he parties his way around the world. Will we see him back on “Below Deck” for a redemption arc? Only time will tell!
Nico Scholly — Now
After weathering the storm of drama and controversy on “Below Deck,” Nico has found his footing in a new career and a new romance. The former deckhand went back home and joined his family's plumbing business in Chicago. He is also actively involved in the Tristen Scott Foundation — an organization that raises awareness for organ donation that was started by his family in honor of Nico's brother.
In matters of the heart, Nico seems to have put his playboy ways behind him and has been happily coupled up for some time now. Nico certainly stepped out of the limelight post-show, and his journey is a testament to his growth and maturity. We couldn't be happier for him!
Nico came aboard the "Below Deck" yacht in season 4 as a charming and hardworking deckhand. When he returned in season 5, however, his second go-round was not as smooth as his first. While facing drama with temporary bosun EJ Jansen and dealing with heartbreak from his recent breakup, Nico attempted to pursue a romantic relationship with crew member Brianna Adekeye.
Unfortunately, he realized that he still had feelings for his ex and ended things. Nico's time on the yacht was also complicated by the recent loss of his brother, and he later realized he used the charter as an escape from a very tough reality. We really felt for him, and think he proved to be a resilient crew member.