Chief Steward Fraser Olender truly lives a glamorous lifestyle outside the reality TV show Below Deck. On the show, he works extremely hard to please demanding charter guests. Ironically, Fraser probably lives a much more luxurious life in reality than most of the charter guests he serves on the show. Below Deck season 11 filmed in early 2023 in Grenada, and since shooting the show Fraser frequently stays at five-star hotels as he galivants around the world. So, what is Fraser up to in 2024 after starring on Below Deck season 11?
While working in Grenada and dealing with unruly stewardesses, including Barbara “Barbie” Pascual, Cat Baugh, and Xandi Olivier, he also managed to find love on the show. Charter guest Steven Raucci fancied Fraser, and the trailer shows the two kissing after the charter while out at a club. Things between them was so strong they appear to have dated or spent time together off the show, too.
“You get to a point where you just get broken! I’m seeing everyone else having such a great time with their flirting here and there. I saw an opportunity that was harmless to my crew. Ultimately, I asked permission from the Captain and I got the green light. I did everything by the book,” Fraser told LGBTQ+ news outlet Pride.
“I can tell you that I’m in a relationship, so you can interpret that how you will. Things have worked out in quite a nice way and I’m able to enjoy what everyone else has been enjoying all this time,” Fraser also told the outlet in late January 2024. It appears Fraser and Steven split, but he now has another mysterious boyfriend.
What Fraser Is Up To In 2024 Since Filming Below Deck Season 11
However, Steven and Fraser stayed close after meeting and kissing while filming Below Deck season 11. The pair spent a lot of time together and appeared cozy while on Fraser’s family’s annual Aspen, Colorado, ski trip back in March 2023. The two skied and partied together, while also spending time with Fraser’s family. Steven, a real estate agent, world traveler, and investor, based in New Port, Connecticut.
Despite things not working out with Steven, Fraser eventually found love with a mystery guy he’s now teasing on his Instagram and to the press. They even spent a romantic getaway trip to South Africa where he took a picture of himself with his beau with the caption: “soft lawnch.”
The couple also enjoyed the challenge of hiking Lion’s Head trail in South Africa and spending time with penguins at Boulders Beach in December 2023.
“Definitely the hike to go for if you’re seeking a challenge — otherwise I would opt for table mountain. This all said, you do get a full 360 view of Cape Town, far less people and multiple hiking elements including some rock climbing (for the more adventurous/fit types),” Fraser said after their hike.
The couple also stayed at some swanky accommodations (of course).
“A luxury hotel in Table Mountain National Park, Chapman’s Peak. Not least does the 10 bedroom boutique hotel accommodate a Chef’s Warehouse offering some of the best dishes I have ever tasted but the hotel, the hotel is pure excellence. We booked back in June, the only way to get a reservation and boy am I glad we did. I feel like everyone in SA has heard of this glorious haven, and for bloody good reason.”
In the New Year, Fraser visited New York to go on Watch What Happens Live alongside his co-star Captain Kerry Titheradge. He had great banter with host Andy Cohen.
Fraser Got A Sixpack & Spent Time At Home After Below Deck Season 11
In the first couple weeks of February, Fraser returned to Aspen to party with family and friends, as well as hit the slopes.
Although Fraser makes good money getting paid as a Below Deck yachtie, it’s likely his rich family is helping foot the bill for his posh way of life. After wrapping up filming, Fraser spent some time back home in Chelsea, London. While there, he enjoyed watching polo in the park. He also stayed in Provenance, France, where he played some croquet.
In the summer of 2023, he and his best friends did there annual Cyprus trip, known as FACT (Fraser’s annual Cyprus trip). They enjoyed boating and drinking lots of champagne. While there he stayed at the stunning hotel, La Caleta, and dined at it’s beautiful restaurant, The Icon. Fraser also made a trip out to LA — likely to do exit interviews for Below Deck season 11. He stayed at another five-star hotel, of course, and was with Below Deck co-star Hayley De Sola Pinto.
“Ok so Santa Monica, only at the Viceroy Santa Monica. There is no way I am staying anywhere else than here going forward. Not least are you a block away from the beach — but you are minutes away from all the amazing restaurants and bars you would want to go to, not to mention the famous Pier!” Fraser wrote on Instagram.
Fraser celebrated his birthday back in the UK on October 27, turning age 30. He partied with close friends, including Below Deck Med season 6 and 7 star Courtney Veale. He then attended BravoCon 2023 in Las Vegas, in November.
Fraser also got extremely fit in 2023. “Happy New Year to all you gorgeous specimens! If you haven’t already noticed, @soulcycle has become such a passion of mine and I just adore getting everyone and anyone involved in this gold mine of fun!” Fraser wrote. He says it’s done wonders for his mental health, too.