Proof Below Deck's Fraser Olender Might Be Dating a Charter Guest After Season 11 Kiss

After Fraser Olender kissed a charter guests while filming Below Deck's 11th season, the Chief Stew revealed he's now in a serious relationship. All the details on his hookup.

By Brett Malec Jan 30, 2024 2:00 PMTags
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The M/Y St. David might as well be the love boat.

Below Deck's Fraser Olender is spilling the juicy details on his season 11 kiss with a charter guest named Steven.

"I do break one of my No. 1 rules actually," the Chief Stew exclusively told E! News, "and I end up getting with the guest. We'll see what happens there. It's quite an exciting part of this season."

Fraser admitted he's "a bit nervous for everyone to see" his first boatmance on the show, but added that the hookup is "quite exciting."

While the 30-year-old wouldn't share his current status with Steven after their meeting on season 11, he did reveal he is currently off the market—meaning there's a good chance the two could still be dating.

"I'm in a relationship at the moment," a blushing Fraser teased to E!. "I'm getting lots of DMs of people asking what's going on, but you'll all find out in due course. You gotta stay tuned."

Below Deck Season 11: Meet the Cast

And although crewmembers are not supposed to fraternize with guests, Fraser noted he actually got Captain Kerry Titheradge's stamp of approval prior to the PDA.

"I was beyond respectful and I asked captain way before things got physical," he explained. "He absolutely gave me the green light, so I felt like I could do a home run and I did."


Returning star Ben Willoughby also gave Fraser the green light and revealed a surprising connection to his new man.

As the Lead Deckhand exclusively told E!, "Funny enough, I was friends with his boyfriend before he knew him and started dating him. So, I know both Fraser and his current boyfriend separately. I think they're a great match for one another. They're very suited for one another and very cheeky."

But when it comes to Ben's season 11 boatmances, he admitted to pursuing ladies on both the interior and deck teams.

"It wouldn't be me if there wasn't a boatmance or two," he joked. "When I walked on board this season I liked my chances a little bit. I was like, 'I might be the head deck here so I've got a little bit of interest from the ladies early on.' Also, I've never had a working romance with someone in the same department, so that's definitely a new learning curve for me and it's definitely new water so I have to navigate."

See the romances play out when Below Deck returns Monday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m. on Bravo. And keep reading to revisit the most memorable guests in Below Deck history.

Oh Captain, My Captain

The Bravo franchise has had plenty of dramatic and crazy moments thanks to some unruly and demanding guests, including Georgia, who was a little too flirty with no-nonsense leader Captain Lee Rosbach.


Sometimes, you just want a foam party—at least, that's what this demanding guest asked for. Was it eyebrow-raising to see him drunkenly partying in what ended up being about four inches of foam? Yes. Was it still epic because of how excited he was? Also yes.

Defiant Delores

Where do we start with Delores? The season eight Below Deck charter guest made a splash, literally and figuratively, after she drunkenly jumped into the ocean late at night. To make matters worse, this swimming session was in direct defiance to Captain Lee's order to stay on the boat. In a first for his career, Captain Lee ended Delores' charter early and sent her packing.

However, while being escorted away on the tender, Delores jumped into the ocean. Bold move, lady.

Memorable Modern Family

Barrie boarded the Parsifal III with his blended family, including his current fiancé and his ex-husband, in season two of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. With such a large guest list, the crew was certainly put to work, especially chef Natasha. Not only did Barrie have no problem sending his breakfast back, but he also refused to have his family served buffet-style.

Fighting Over James

The first charter of Below Deck season eight was certainly a memorable one. We're, of course, talking about when the charter guests found themselves bickering over deckhand James Hough. Specifically, charter guest Shay called dibs on the British yachtie. However, her boatmance hopes were derailed when pal Lexi flirtatiously rode a jet ski with James. Thus, a fight broke out over dinner, which shocked the Below Deck crew.

Cougar Town

It was ladies night on the high seas in this episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, but as the drinks flowed, some of the women started to get a little handsy with deckhand Jack Stirrup. Thankfully, Captain Sandy swooped in to save the day.

Above Deck Hookup

The crew aboard this ship got a show they didn't ask for when two of the guests hooked up in the crow's nest, a part of the ship that everyone could see on camera.

Cleanup Crew

In the same episode that the crew witnessed the on-deck hookup of two of their guests, they also discovered that their passengers also had never heard of cleaning up after themselves when they stumbled upon a used condom on the nightstand.

Impossible Request

For the most part, the charter guest is always right. However, in season two of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, charter guest Erica requested that Captain Glenn Shephard do something to make the ship stop rocking. Unfortunately for Erica, they were in the middle of a thunderstorm and Captain Glenn didn't have the power to control the weather.

Other highlights from this charter group include a woman with hours worth of stories, bullying accusations among the ladies and so much more.

Gumball Drama

While many guests on Below Deck have been demanding, this may be the most ridiculous request because of how random it was. On one of the episodes, guests demanded gumballs, but not just any gumballs. They had to be colored gumballs and they even threatened to require they be delivered by helicopter if there were none on board.


Not every guest has found their trip to be a five-star experience, but usually they stick around to give feedback as to why. On this episode of Below Deck, we learn that a few of the guests straight-up ghosted upon arrival and fled the ship before even saying goodbye to the crew.

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