When Deckhand Wes O’Dell made his debut last autumn, he instantly became a fan favourite among both audiences and fellow Below Deck season 9 cast members.
His laid-back demeanour and general lack of drama make him one of Bravo’s most likeable crew members. His cheerful presence was a welcome change of pace in a season filled with drama.
Fans have been wondering what the Jacksonville native has been up to since season 9 ended.
Each season of Below Deck has featured crew members that are overly eager to share their personal and professional lives with the rest of the globe. While the camera was rolling, though, Wes remained more private and reticent.
He felt ready to play a supporting part in narratives if it meant he could remain anonymous. Fortunately, he has divulged a few details about life on Captain Lee’s My Seanna yacht. Continue reading to learn more about Wes from Below Deck Season 9’s off-season activities.
Wes Has Returned To The Virgin Islands
He’s been spending time with family and friends, treating them to afternoons at sea and special sunset cruises in the Caribbean. In December, he competed in the inaugural Three Sheets Regatta, sailing from St. Croix to St. Thomas in 4 hours and 53 minutes.
Wes’s professional life
Wes O’Dell is joining the My Seanna crew as a deckhand, and based on his Facebook page, he has plenty of experience being on board the ship.
According to his resume, the Bravo star has worked as a Captain for “Classic Cruises of Newport – Home to Schooner Madeleine & Rum Runner II” and “New Horizons & Breakaway Charters,” as well as a First Mate for “Nightwind II Charters” and as the owner and operator of “Nightwind II Charters.”
Wes has been in the boat game for a long time since his first employment on Facebook dates back to 2013.
Wes is the owner of his own sailboat.
Former Below Deck deckhand Wes has become the captain of his own yacht after returning to the Virgin Islands. He is the captain of the Nightwind II, from which he operates Nightwind II Charters, a sailing yacht vacation company. They provide day tours to St. John’s and other cays in the islands for sailing and snorkelling. This is a good change of pace after his time as a deckhand on Season 9 of Below Deck.
Wes is dating someone. Barragan Gabriela
On Nightwind II, Wes isn’t the only former member of Below Deck. Gabriela Barragan, a stewardess from the third season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, joined him as his first mate in December 2021.
She raved to Showbiz Cheat Sheet about how the attractive sailor was “teaching me everything about sailing” in an interview. […] He’s collaborating with me, which I greatly enjoy.” Gabriela confirmed the two were dating on the Gangplank Report podcast in April.
“I’m dating Wes.” “We’ve been dating for a few months,” she revealed. “It’s insane,” Gabriela, the BDSY season 3-second stew, remarked. “I just haven’t felt this supported by a partner in years.” So it’s new to me, but I’m enjoying it. He’s hot! So hot.”
Below Deck Season 9 Cast
Lee Rosbach, captain
Sean Meagher, captain
Eddie Lucas is the ship’s first officer.
Chief Stew, Heather Chase
Chef, Rachel Hargrove
Rayna Lindsay works as a deckhand.
Second Stew (Fraser Olender)
Deckhand – Jake Foulger
Stew – Jessica Albert
Deckhand – Wes O’Dell