Deckhand Harry van Vliet is winning over Bravo viewers with his charming personality and wholesomeness on Below Deck Down Under season 2. The young Australian deckhand is trying to compete with his boss, Bosun Luke Jones, for the attention of third stewardess Margot Sisson aboard superyacht Northern Sun. The BDDU season 2 previews show him getting some action with Margot, too, but he’s also ensnared in the love pentagon. Harry also has to navigate dealing with a insecure, green yachtie co-worker, fellow deckhand Adam Kodra. Here’s everything fans need to know about who is Harry from Below Deck Down Under season 2.
BDDU‘s Deckhand Harry van Vliet: Instagram, Scuba Diving Job, Yacht Work, Hometown, Travel, More
Young yachtie Harry loves all sports and activities on the water. He comes by it natually, growing up in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, an area known for its incredible waves for surfing.
“My brother owns a syndicate yacht company. That’s who I work for in Sydney. We get to see these amazing places and party while working at the same time,” Harry explained on the show about his work. “I [scuba] dive every week.”
“We’re in Cairns, were on the Great Barrier Reef on an explorer yacht. Like, this is the dream job for me. I was shown adventure at a very young age growing up, I never did soccer or football. I did sailing, scouts, surfing. My goal in yachting is to be the captain of a boat that goes places, an adventure boat. I’ve got it all planned out,” Harry said in episode 1. According to Bravo, Harry has three years experience in yachting.
“…Working with my brother, I do all the lines, all the everything by myself, on a 60, 82 foot boat. They’re big boats that I’m driving by myself. I’ve got the knowledge. I’ve got the brains. ”
Harry also loves to scuba dive. “I’m a certified down to 45 meters. And certified to breathe pure oxygen, which in diving terms, is pretty high up in the ranks, I guess. I’m not trying to sound like I have a massive ego on my head, but I love it… I like to swim the fish rather than catch the fish.”
He also now works as a scuba diver instructor since being on the show. He successfully got his PADI dive master certification back in May 2023, and was working as an instructor in the Philippines until he broke his collarbone. “Love what you do, for me that is anything underwater. Sadly I have had to go back to Australia to recover from a broken collarbone. Looking forward to getting back to Asia as soon as I have recovered.”
Harry’s Instagram also reveals he loves to travel, touring Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Singapore, Puerto Escondido, Mexico and California so far in his early twenties.
Harry’s Age, Birthday, Zodiac Sign, Height, Relationship Status, More
Although Harry tells the ladies he’s 6’4″, he’s actually 6’5″. “I am six-foot-five, but I say six-foot-four, because chicks, like, they love it. Six-foot-five girls think it too tall. Six foot three isn’t tall enough. Six foot four is like the golden number. I’ve learned from experience, it’s just a number,” he explained on episode 2.
Harry’s birthday is April 1st (April Fools’ Day), and the goofy Australian isn’t pranking you. His zodiac sign is Aries, which makes sense because he’s confident, charismatic and competitive. While on the show, Harry had just turned 23. He’s now 24 years-old in 2023.
Harry’s also a fan of the Australian culture of wearing Speedos. “Budgie smugglers are just a hit, like I’ve got four pairs. They’re all for different occasions. They’ve all got different stories.”
On the show, Harry got the feels for Margot but was going to play it cool. Although Luke’s aggressiveness paid off in the short term, and he claims nice guys always finish last, it looks like Harry eventually wins over Margot, age 27 on the show. “I would totally be a better choice for Margot than Luke. It’s just whether she sees it to be honest. I haven’t had a relationship in five years since I got cheated on. We worked at a computer store. And my best mate at the computer store starts chatting up my misso, and she cheats on me with him.”
However, Margot lives back on the other side of the world. So it’s doubtful Harry in his early twenties is dating Margot, now age 29. He also posted a photo of him last September attending a wedding with a girl, but they’re likely just friends because there’s not another pictures of the two together.