Working on a boat floating on coldest and stormiest water on earth is not a job of a normal person especially with strong winds and high waves continually hitting the deck. Despite the danger, Edgar Hansen and his brothers have been successful in running very profession without any wreck or loss to human life. They are a commercial fisherman with bearing sea one of their fishing area.
Edgar serves as deck boss, engineer, and primarily relief captain of F/V Northwestern for most of the time, but also serves as primary captain when his elder brother Sig Hansen is not operating the vessel.
He came into limelight after featuring in the Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch.” He made his debut as the cast of the show in 2005 and since has gained widespread popularity. Read below as we unveil everything about Edgar Hansen with details on is married life, family, career, net worth, and facts.
Edgar Hansen married to longtime wife and father of three children
There is no secret about fisherman getting divorced and married again since they spent most of the time in the sea. But for Edgar, he is a lucky man and enjoys a blissful relationship with his wife. He is married to longtime wife, Louise Hansen. The wonderful couple has been together for 25 years.
Also, the couple flaunts their romantic aspect of marriage. In an episode of “After The Catch” aired in 2009, Edgar asked his wife to marry him again, predictably she replied an yes. Here is the part of the transcript said by Edgar to Louise during proposal;
“You’ve been with me through a lot of crap, you’ve always been there for me even at the worst, I got you, man, just to signify for our new start, Will you marry me again?”
So far they have three children together named Logan, Stefanie and Erik Hansen. The blissful family lives in Seattle. Edgar has introduced his son Erik on Tv show during Bairdi season of Deadliest Catch and kept him on board as a deckhand.
Career and Progression
Fishing has been part of Hansen family, and it runs throughout the generation. The Hansens descend from a long lineage of Norwegian-ancestry fishers.
Edgar also got into the family profession at the age of 18 when he joined F/V Northwestern taking over the position of a cook from his brother Sig. He remained cook for only a few seasons before promoted to deck job.
In a long career of a fisherman, Edgar has faced many ups and downs, from having reckless character and not very dependable as described by his brother Sig when he first started to manage the deck of the Northwestern for decades successfully. He has served as a deckhand, deck boss, engineer and occasionally captain of the vessel in his career.
Edgar is a hard worker and leaves no questionable place in his work, but the same cannot be said when he is in captain chair. He has to face a lot of criticism when he took over the boat for Bairdi season in Deadliest Catch. The crew members constantly questioned his decision, and a voice of protest was in high volume. The deckhand crew member Mavar had to call Sig to undermine his authority fearing that Edgar would not halt fishing in dangerous stormy weather.
Despite bitter experience as the captain, he returned to his role as deck boss for next season of Deadliest Catch “Opies.” He showcased his importance by saving the boat when an electrical fire broke out in the engine room. He halted the flames from spreading and stop the fire risking his own life. He has dutifully performed the role of an engineer working hard to supply power in alternative route and keeps the vessel in functional.
Edgar Hansen Net Worth
He has devoted most of his life to fishing. The devotion and hard work towards the work have given a good outcome regarding wealth and fame. Serving as the deck boss and occasionally captain in the fishing vessel Northwestern and being the star cast of Discovery Channel famous reality show Deadliest Catch, he has a good earning. His estimated net worth is $700,000.
Edgar Hansen Wiki/Bio, Age
Edgar Hansen was born on 14th January 1971 in Seattle, Washington, United States. He is the youngest son of Sverre Hansen and Snefryd Hansen. His two siblings are Sig and Norman Hansen who are also in the same profession. He is a married man and lives with his wife and children in Seattle. He also maintains a healthy relationship with his brothers. We have seen him support his brother in health problems and controversies. In March 2016, when Sig suffered a heart attack, he stepped up in a leadership role and prove himself worthy in the captain chair. Also when Sig was accused of sexual abuse by sig’s daughter Melissa Eckstrom, he stood for him and firmly denied the accusation.