Ever since Captain Jason Chambers hit the deck on Below Deck: Down Under, we’ve wanted to know more about this fascinating personality. Aside from his easy banter with the crew and his penchant for jumping in the water, this Captain has already handled a fair share of yachting emergencies so far this season. Of course, he’s also easy on the eyes, which has only made people more curious about his interesting past. Read on to learn more about Jason, including tidbits about his personal life and his net worth.
Jason hails from Australia
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Captain Jason was born in Australia but has basically lived all over the world given the nature of his job. In fact, knowing the show would focus on some of the beautiful Australian scenery was a large part of why the guy agreed to do the show in the first place.
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He’s friends with Hannah from Below Deck Med
It turns out Jason needed a bit of convincing to do the series. At first he thought it was a joke, but then once he started doing his research, he began taking the offer seriously. In the end it was Hannah Ferrier who convinced him to officially take the plunge. “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,’” he revealed to Decider.
Jason is the youngest captain in the show’s history
Unlike some of the other captains in the Below Deck franchise, Captain Jason seems to be more of a big brother than a fatherly figure to his crew. That’s probably because he’s a good decade younger than those other captains. While Jason’s exact age has yet to be confirmed, he’s reportedly 38 years old as of 2022.
He has a ton of experience
Don’t let Captain Jason’s younger age fool you: he’s definitely established in his career. The captain has more than two decades of experience charting private yachts for clients on the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas, not to mention knowledge from his past gig as the captain of Yacht Pursuit, which is based in Asia.
He’s also a father
Captain Jason is definitely one proud papa. We’ve seen him FaceTime with his daughter, Saskia, on the show. She’s also all over his Instagram page. Saskia lives with her mother in the Philippines, but Jason previously revealed she was born in Spain.
He’s not against the nickname “Captain Cutie”
According to Jason, Australians don’t just pick their own nicknames. So when fans began floating around “Captain Cutie,” he just had to go with it. “We have to get it from someone else, and if we don’t like it, an Australian will give it to you,” he told Decider. “I’ll wait to see what the audience gives me, and I’ll pretend.”
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Everyone wants to know if he’s single
It appears as though Captain Jason lives in the same villa as his daughter’s mother, but whether they’re actually together was a big mystery to fans for weeks leading up to and after the show’s debut. It turns out that Jason is currently single, however. In the third episode, he dished about how he was previously married for five years in his twenties, but now he no longer knows if he’s the marrying type.
A showmance may be in the cards
Andy Cohen always asks the important questions, so on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live he asked Captain Jason a series of racy questions like what turns him on (“slow touching” and public sex) and whether he would ever consider dating one of his stews. “Yes, of course,” he replied.
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He operates a villa in the Philippines
When Captain Jason isn’t off yachting he’s soaking up the sun and sand at The Beach House, a villa that he runs in Ocam Ocam in the Philippines. According to the personality he’s been doing that on the side for the past seven years, and the official website describes the place as, “A gorgeous boutique stay, island style.”
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He’s growing his net worth
While Captain Jason’s exact net worth is actually unknown, some sites have estimated he’s worth about $400,000 based on his experience and LinkedIn profile. Add in his Ocam Ocam house and his new gig on the series, and it’s a good bet that this man’s net worth will only continue to rise in the near future.