“You dream, by the time it happens, it’s just a little overwhelming,” noted Captain Lee of the honor.

If won, would the Emmy trophy be a future crew member aboard the super yacht My Seanna?

“I don’t know, I haven’t thought that far,” said the humble crew leader. “I don’t want to be presumptuous. I would probably just sit and look at it and walk away for a long time, just keep touching and make sure it’s real, make sure no one tries to take it back or anything.”

And when all else fails, we’ll find his Emmy “next to my head on a pillow” in his cabin.

The ninth season of Below Deck premieres on Monday October 25th and streamed on Peacock the next day.