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Captain Jason Chambers of Below Deck Down Under is new 'Stud of the Seas,' says fans' thirsty tweets

Captain Jason Chambers of Below Deck Down Under on Peacock
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A new era of Below Deck is here and with it comes drama, decadence and one dreamy seaman in the form of Captain Jason Chambers. 

Joining the original Below Deck and spin-offs Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Below Deck Down Under season 1 debuted on Peacock on Thursday, March 17 (and is available on Hayu (opens in new tab)in the UK), taking the cruising concept to Australia's Whitsunday Islands. Aesha Scott, a fan-favorite from Below Deck Med, is back as this season's chief stewardess, but the bulk of the cast is made up of new — and very attractive — faces.

"No one's ugly!" Aesha exclaims upon meeting her good-looking group of shipmates. And one, in particular, has both the crew and fans talking. 

"Hot, Jesus," second stew Tumi Mhlongo gives her first impression of Captain Jason Chambers, commander of the M/Y Thalassa yacht. Third stew Magda Ziomek concurs: "He is so handsome! He's like a real man."

Nicknamed "Captain Cutie," the buff boatman himself said this of his working style: “I’m not the type of captain who sits in his wheelhouse looking at his laptop. I like time with my crew. It’s a family…I’m more of a big brother than a captain.”

That sibling-like camaraderie might be due to the fact that Chambers is the youngest captain in Below Deck history. Though his exact age has not been revealed, it is reported that he is in his late thirties — a solid decade younger than the next youngest Below Deck cap, 52-year-old Sean Meagher.

Chambers was convinced to join the spinoff by fellow Aussie and former Below Deck chief stew Hannah Ferrier, and it looks like her input is fans' gain. "She was probably the one that made me sign on to do this show," the captain told Decider (opens in new tab). "I reached out to her about the conversations I had with the production team and she told me: 'You’re a great fit for it. Just be yourself and just go and have fun.'

Fit indeed! See what fans are saying about Below Deck's latest looker of a captain. 

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For those who want to see more of Captain Jason Chambers and also get a peek into his personal life, you can find him on Instagram at the handle @captainjchambers. "Father and captain," his bio reads. 

"I'm from an hour north of Sydney, but my family are from inland and I've lived in Spain for many years. My daughter was born in Spain," Chambers told TV Guide (opens in new tab). "And for the last seven years, I've lived in the Philippines and started a little resort there."

That "gorgeous boutique stay" is called The Beach House at Ocam Ocam, which can be found at @thebeachhouseocamocam on Instagram. 

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Fans had quite a lot to say when they got a gander of Captain Jason Chambers on the premiere episode of Below Deck Down Under, which dropped, along with the next two episodes, on Peacock on Thursday, March 17. 

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You can watch Captain Jason Chambers, the hunk of the high seas, on new episodes of Below Deck Down Under every Thursday on Peacock. It is available on Hayu (opens in new tab)for UK fans.

Christina Izzo
Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York. 


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.