Who’s Ruan From Below Deck Med S8 Who Quit

Who's Ruan From Below Deck Med S8 Who Quit

Below Deck Mediterranean season 8 started off as a complete disaster for Captain Sandy Yawn. Not only did she have her Chief Stew Tumi Mhlongo and Second Stew Kyle Viljoen absent for the start of the charter season, but Bosun Ruan Irving made matters much worse. Captain Sandy discovered he had fraudulent yachting boat credentials before the first charter. Not only that, he didn’t have a hard copy of his documents. He ended up quitting, knowing he couldn’t get the documents. So, who’s Ruan from Below Deck Med season 8?

The heavily tatted South African originally grew up in Margate, a small coastal town. He’s an aspiring boxer who grew up in a broken home. He made money spear fishing to survive. Ruan ran away from home very young and dropped out of school at 16. His parents were alcoholics and he lived in an abusive home.

Who’s Ruan From Below Deck Med Season 8

Ruan working on another superyacht after Below Deck Med season 8

Ruan working on another superyacht after Below Deck Med season 8 (Instagram).

Ruan started a boxing vlog recently on YouTube and appears to still work in the superyacht industry, despite his major snafu on Below Deck Med season 8. He’s also made it Instagram official with the a girl he’s dating. Despite exiting the show in the first episode, Ruan promoted being on the show on his Instagram, but hasn’t addressed the controversy of him quitting at the start of the season once he couldn’t provide real proof of his yacht masters license.

Ruan surfing, one of his passions

Ruan surfing, one of his passions (Instagram).

Ruan with his girlfriend traveling

Ruan with his girlfriend traveling (Instagram).

“I like to box spearfish, surf, ride motor cross bikes and swim,” Ruan told Bravo in his bio.

Ruan in a boxing match

Ruan in a boxing match (Instagram).

His birthday is July 24, which makes his zodiac sign Leo. “One guest wanted to do the flyboard and ended up flying so high that he fell onto a jet ski and broke his shoulder and ribs,” Ruan said about the wildest story he has from working in yachting.

Ruan also runs a stock trader advice business, even having an Instagram account Ru_dawg Promotions & Productions.

Add Comment