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Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 returns to the Mediterranean

By Nina Done   22 February 2022

Fans of Below Deck Sailing Yacht are in for a treat, with a brand new series on board superyacht PARSIFAL III premiering on Bravo every Monday night at 9/8c.

Perini Navi’s 54m (177ft) charter yacht PARSIFAL III is back where she traditionally charters, with this season set in the stunning Balearic island of Menorca where viewers will get to see what it’s like to travel by superyacht in the West Mediterranean; one of the most sought-after superyacht destinations on the planet.

This season’s crew line up features a few familiar faces, including Chief Officer Gary King and Chief Engineer Colin MacRea. Chief Steward Daisy Kelliher will also be returning to head up a brand new interior team.

Crew on board Below Deck Sailing yacht PARSIFAL III for season 3

Of course, Below Deck Sailing would not be complete without the ever-congenial Captain Glenn Shephard, a firm favorite for regular viewers of the show. 

YachtCharterFleet managed to grab a few moments with Captain Glenn about his thoughts on the latest season: "It's great to have some of the old gang back; Gary, Daisy and Colin, and some great new people."

When asked about the location, he replied, "it's going to be a great season ... Menorca is such a beautiful area for cruising." 

It's great to have some of the old gang back; Gary, Daisy and Colin, and some great new people.

Judging by the teaser clips, season 3 promises plenty of drama, with love triangles, arguments and accidents, not to mention some serious choppy sailing conditions creating mayhem for both crew and guests alike. 

Sailing yachts heel (lean) as the wind takes them, which can wreak havoc in the interior and sometimes be dangerous under certain circumstances. "Sailing definitely adds an element of unpredictability," says Captain Glenn. "There's always danger in everything.”

Gary King and crew mate on board Below Deck Sailing Yacht PARSIFAL III for season 3 around the Balearic island of Menorca

Sailing definitely adds an element of unpredictability...There's always danger in everything.

Life on board a sailing yacht

For newbies to Below Deck, the hit show is all about life aboard a private yacht charter, with crew dynamics in the spotlight treating viewers to plenty of fireworks of both the romantic and dramatic variety.

The cramped crew quarters of a sailing yacht add to the drama as crew try their best to deliver their signature silver service in a highly-pressurized environment, guaranteed to cause ructions between the crew and add even more action and excitement to the show.

The show will premiere every Monday night on Bravo at 8-9pm ET, with each episode available for streaming the follwing day on Peacock.

Charter yacht PARSIFAL III

Delivered by the esteemed Italian yard Perini Navi in 2005, with a further refit in 2012, this elegant ketch – a two-masted sailboat with the mizzenmast stepped forward of the rudder – is a well-oiled charter platform offering guests ample opportunities to relax and unwind while on their superyacht vacation.

She provides accommodation for up to 12 guests across five cabins, and has won multiple industry awards for her dynamic design and engineering. She boasts exceptional seakeeping and incredible performance while underway, so is the perfect vessel for Below Deck guests looking for the ultimate sailing experience.

Charter yacht PARSIFAL III
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Main salon on board charter yacht PARSIFAL III
Swim platform on board charter yacht PARSIFAL III

On-board highlights include a deck jacuzzi, alfresco cinema set-up, huge selection of water toys and a sophisticated monochrome interior courtesy of French designer Remi Tessier.

She is also famed for her hydraulic swim platform, which allows guests to enjoy fine dining at water level. 

Yacht rentals in Menorca

Steeped in natural beauty, the sister island to the celebrated island of Ibiza is home to myriad beaches and plenty of quiet anchorages where guests can take the water toys out for a spin, with secluded pine-clad coves providing the ideal backdrop for beach barbeques and romantic sundowners.

Landscape photography of the port of Mahon, Menorca. With the sea full of boats.
Beautiful Cala Macarella beach, Menorca island, Spain. Sailing boat in a bay. Summer fun, enjoying life, yachting, travel and active lifestyle conceptCiutadella Menorca marina Port sunset town hall and cathedral in Balearic islands

To find out more about chartering in the region, please see our in-depth Balearics yacht charter guide. For some inspiration, check out our sample itineraries handpicked by experts for the region.

If you’d like to learn more about chartering sailing yacht PARSIFAL III this summer, please contact a recommended yacht charter broker.

Parsifal III 54m Perini Navi 2005 from €235,000 per week + expenses

Instagram credits: @bigsailboats & @king_gk


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