There were a lot of tough guests at Below Deck, but Dean Slover may have taken the cake. If he is not yachting around the world, who is he?
Over many seasons, Dean Slover has graced Below Deck and drummed up quite a reputation for being difficult, but what do you know about Dean? Below Deck is now on Bravo in its eighth season and continues to show just how entertaining the luxury charter yachting world is. The intense relationships between crew members as they manage the season is a huge part of their success. Often, however a handful of guests may be as many as the crew. With Dean Slover, that is the case.
In Season 2 of Below Deck, Dean Slover made his first appearance. With his detailed preference sheet, including exact meal times, he made an immediate impact. He identified himself as the boss and, when he was on board, maintained the mindset.
Kate Chastain, Below Deck’s former Chief Steward, won him over with a creative “rocket ship” shaped towel on his bed, and since then, he has made several more appearances on the show.Dean Slover, first and foremost, is an avid traveler. When he is not chartering yachts, he travels the world and records it all on social media. He is also a partner in several restaurants, including Sandbar Mexican Grill in Arizona. Dean Slover is well-traveled and an entrepreneur with impressive business acumen, but he is also a foodie. That comes as no surprise to those familiar with his run on Below Deck as he requested such classics as paella, charcuterie, and luxury level champagne. His Instagram account @deanslover is filled with different ultra-satisfying dishes that he has enjoyed on his travels.
Now, as much as Dean is demanding and difficult, he is also a lot of fun and Kate Chastain’s self-professed “charter guest soul-mate.” Meaning, while demanding, Dean does not surprise. He wants what he wants the way he wants it, and in the world of luxury charter yachts, that is the norm. What makes him even better is that every time Dean has been a guest on the ships of Below Deck, he has tipped generously. Of course, tips are never guaranteed, but what is worst than a difficult guest who does not tip? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Dean might be difficult, but he was always after a good time. While that included humiliating the crew from time to time with diving competitions, Greecian themed awards parties, and apology songs, he always left them smiling with a generous tip. As far as Below Deck is concerned, he is welcome back anytime.