Take a deep dive into the yachts underneath all the drama!
BELOW DECK: We all know it and love it. But aside from all the drama, the show wouldn’t be a show without the yachts! Today we’re going to take a peek inside the vessels chartered for this drama-soaked series, and what made them special enough to make the cut for the hit show.
The one who started it all in 2013, HONOR (ex. SOTAVENTO, LUMIERE), now named BARENTS, was the very first yacht chartered for BELOW DECK. This stunning 50m long vessel was built in 1999 by the highly acclaimed shipyard Benetti. With a spacious, modern layout, she embodies luxury, even featuring an outdoor movie theatre right above the waves. Her interior design is just the image of opulence, with plush furnishings in an almost Baroque style. She clearly did provide the perfect place for lots of drama between Adrienne Gang and Samantha Orme! BARENTS is available for charter for EUR 155,000 – 185,000 per week, and is available in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The second yacht that took to the screens of millions in 2014 was OHANA (ex. RHINO), now named STAR DIAMOND, a 47m beauty. Her beach house interior design features fine woods and marbles, providing the most relaxing atmosphere possible. However, this peacefulness was not portrayed on BELOW DECK. The series was criticised this season for tweaking the footage, and not properly portraying the quality of the charter, and bringing a bad name to the yacht and her crew. But this controversy did not stop BELOW DECK, it only acted as wind in their sails as they continued to cruise on through series after series to come!
OHANA, now STAR DIAMOND, is available for charter around the Bahamas, with a rate of US$ 160,000 – 175,000 per week.
The next yacht featured, SIROCCO, was loved so much that she was brought back for another season in 2017 on Below Deck Mediterranean! Built by the iconic shipyard Heesen, 47m SIROCCO is equipped with a gym and a movie theatre, making her the absolute epitome of luxury yachting. However, this season was anything but smooth sailing for the gang. Tensions in the team rose as the chefs weren’t up to scratch, and some controversial management techniques were taken in the kitchen.
The next yacht we’re going to talk about is TALISMAN MAITON also on Below Deck Mediterranean, possibly the most unique yacht featured yet, in 2015. Named after an island in Thailand, 52m TALISMAN MAITON has an art deco interior design, with Asian influences. With a sundeck pool, a bar, and a full gym, she was the perfect vessel for another season of BELOW DECK, and served the team well as they sailed the Mediterranean, on anything but smooth waters…
TALISMAN MAITON is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and Adriatic, at the weekly rate of EUR 231,000 – 273,000.
The tenth season of the reality TV show will return on November 21st, according to US network Bravo, and will see Captain Lee and his crew cruising around St Lucia in the Caribbean onboard the 60m ST DAVID, built by Benetti in 2008, and refitted in 2019 for a modern twist. With an onboard gym, an outdoor deck Jacuzzi, and outdoor cinema, ST DAVID is perfect for hosting this next season of steamy drama. She also comes with a myriad of water toys, including two tenders and jetskis! Charters onboard ST DAVID have been described as ‘unforgettable’, partly due to to the fact that she features a live-in masseuse. We can’t wait to see which crew members will retreat to the spa for a much-needed cool-off!
ST DAVID is available for charter, in the Caribbean this winter, at the weekly rate of US$ 325,000 – 345,000, as well as in the West Med in summer 2023, at the rate of EUR 325,000 – 345,000 per week.
We can’t wait to see which gorgeous vessels come next, as BELOW DECK continues to take our screens by storm!
If you’re interested in living your very own BELOW DECK life, or even fancy taking a yacht off the beaten track, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with some of our expert charter brokers. Here at SuperYachtsMonaco, we can curate the perfect holiday for you, your family and friends!