Jason Chambers' net worth: 'Below Deck Down Under' captain earns impressive six-figure salary
If you're a 'Below Deck' franchise fan, then get ready to set sail as 'Below Deck Down Under' jets off to take on Australian waters! As per the synopsis of the series, "Set against the stunning backdrop of the tropical Whitsunday Islands and world-famous Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia, the Peacock Original series BELOW DECK DOWN UNDER explores the complex, often explosive dynamics of the crew and a rotating group of demanding charter guests on M/Y Thalassa."
Who is Captain Jason Chambers?
All set to be the Captain of the M/Y Thalassa, Jason Chambers is the youngest Captain in the franchise's history. He began his career in 1999 as an engineer's assistant and made his way to the top. However, his career has come with a few hardships as he was involved in an accident in 2019 while captaining a luxury superyacht in Cairns, Queensland. As reported by the Daily Mail, the yacht crashed into a marina due to a mechanical failure.
It nearly collided with a seafood restaurant known as Prawn Star on the marina. Chambers spoke about the incident to multiple news outlets, stating that "people were screaming and very frightened. But no-one was hurt, and that's the most important thing". Chambers' quick thinking is what helped with damage control. "We used about thrust to come clear, went astern to try and exit the marina but it was still going ahead at all times," he explained. "We took control in the wheelhouse to see if it was a control fault; it was still going ahead, so we did what we're trained to in collisions," he stated. "We shut down all engines, dropped an anchor, and thank God we selected a nice spot where there was no personnel," he added.
What is Captain Jason Chambers' net worth?
Not much is known about Chambers as he keeps a relatively low profile. Even regarding his net worth, there is no credible information. But, seeing that he is the Captain of a superyacht, one can assume roughly how much he makes. As per Lux Yachts.com, there are three levels of command -- Senior Master, Captain, and Junior Captain.
This hierarchy is based on the size of the vessel, with Senior Masters captaining yachts that are 170ft – 200ft+, Captains handling yachts that are 100ft – 170ft, and Junior Captains managing vessels that are 60ft – 100ft. Seeing that the M/Y Thalassa falls under the 170ft – 200ft category, Chambers salary is anywhere between $144K and $300K. In addition to this, he is also making money as a reality star. It's safe to say that Chambers is doing rather well for himself!
Peacock will be premiering 'Below Deck Down Under' on Thursday, March 17.