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Names of Below Deck yachts revealed - and how much it costs to rent them

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By Editorial Team  4 August 2015

Below Deck has been captivating TV audiences across the globe since 2013 by offering a highly sought-after peek into life on board multi-million dollar superyachts. Taking readers behind the scenes, YachtCharterFleet identifies those yachts featured on the show as well as those that have appeared on the celebrated spin-off series Below Deck Mediterranean.

Bravo’s hit reality TV series Below Deck chronicles the lives of crew members who work and reside aboard a luxury charter yacht. Each season is filmed aboard a different superyacht, bar one yacht that returned for two seasons in a row, while every episode features a new group of charter guests.

As for the crew, Below Deck stalwart Captain Lee Rosbach has been at the helm since the show first aired. A fan favourite, he has headed up a variety of different crew formations with some members returning for a number of consecutive seasons to work aboard the superyachts listed below.

Below Deck Season 1:  Superyacht HONOR (aka LUMIERE)

Below Deck Honor Yacht Series 1
Crew onboard Honor yacht chartered for TV series
Jacuzzi on rented yacht for Below Deck
Salon on luxury charter yacht after refit

The first season of Below Deck premiered on 1 July 2013 after being announced in April 2012. Chartering around the Caribbean, the starring superyacht was named HONOR for the show but chartered under the name 'Cuor di Leone', which translates to ‘Lion Heart’ in Italian. She now goes by the name LUMIERE. 

Built by Italian shipyard Benetti in 1999, the luxury yacht can accommodate up to 12 charter guests, and features luxury amenities for guests to enjoy including state-of-the-art TVs and a sundeck Jacuzzi.

Following the show, LUMIERE was sold for around $15 million and her new owner commissioned a major refit. A great deal of money was spent on updating her interior with a classic-modern style of design as well as on brand new exterior furniture and entertainment systems.

COST TO RENT:

HONOR or Cuor di Lione has been renamed as motor yacht LUMIERE and is available for charter from €175,000 per week plus expenses.

Below Deck Season 2:  Superyacht OHANA (aka RHINO)

Rented yacht for Below Deck Series 2
Crew at bar in Motor Yacht OHANA
Sundeck on rented yacht Ohana for Below Deck series 2
Main Salon after refit now called Rhino

Premiering in August 2014, season 2 of Below Deck returned with 13 episodes documenting life on board the slightly smaller 47m/154ft superyacht OHANA in the British Virgin Islands. Among many other features, the yacht is equipped with a large sundeck, outdoor bar and luxury accommodation for 10 guests.

After filming the series, OHANA was sold for an asking price of $10.9 million and was later extensively refit and renamed motor yacht RHINO. Work to the superyacht has included a complete interior refresh - she now features light, modern styling - an engine rebuild and a cabin conversion.

COST TO RENT:

OHANA, now motor yacht RHINO, is available for charter from $140,000 per week. For further details, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Below Deck Season 3: Superyacht EROS (aka Mustang Sally)

Rented yacht for Below Deck Series 3
Crew at bar in Motor Yacht EROS
Jacuzzi on rented yacht for Below Deck
Main Salon with bar on superyacht EROS

Season 3 of Below Deck was announced after a hugely successful second-season finale, which was the highest rated episode of the series. The new season saw the crew head to the Bahamas on board the 49m/161ft superyacht 'Mustang Sally', known on the show as EROS. 

She is equipped with an array of luxurious amenities including an eight-person sundeck Jacuzzi, barbecue and yacht-wide sound system. She also boasts timeless interior styling with intricate wood panelling and a neutral colour palette which helps create an inviting atmosphere for those on board.

The yacht was sold in November 2013 - just before filming for season 3 began - for an asking price of $17.9 million.

COST TO RENT:

Below Deck Season 3 yacht EROS, otherwise known as Mustang Sally, is not currently available for private charter vacations.

Below Deck Season 4: Superyacht VALOR (aka BG)

Taking place in the Virgin Islands, the fourth season of Below Deck was filmed aboard the 50m/154ft motor yacht BG - known as VALOR for the show. Featuring a Hamptons-style interior and extensive exterior spaces, she sleeps up to 12 guests with an attendant crew of 10.

The starring yacht was built by esteemed Dutch shipyard Feadship in 1990 and was refitted by her new owners in 2015. Once owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, she offers her guests the very best in amenities and lounging options, ensuring consistently memorable charter vacations.

COST TO RENT:

In the summer months, Superyacht BG costs from €140,000 per week plus expenses while, during the winter, she is available from $168,000 per week.

Below Deck Season 5: Superyacht VALOR (aka BG)

Airing on 5 September 2017, Below Deck Season 5 saw the return of motor yacht BG, marking the first time a yacht has made a comeback on the show and she once again took on the pseudonym VALOR. This time, however, the crew accompanied her to the tranquil cruising grounds of St Martin.

With a number of new faces replacing old favourites, viewers got another chance to take a look inside one of the finest superyachts ever built by Feadship.

COST TO RENT:

In the summer months, Superyacht BG costs from €140,000 per week plus expenses while, during the winter, she is available from $168,000 per week.

Below Deck Season 6: Superyacht 'My Seanna'

Airing in October 2018, Below Deck season 6 features an almost entirely brand-new cast and the largest superyacht ever to be featured on the show: the 56m/185ft motor yacht 'My Seanna'. She is known for being among one of the most opulent yachts on the charter market due to her ornate interiors.

It is the first time in the show's history that a yacht has appeared under its original name. Plus, set in the South Pacific island of Tahiti, the season is also the first to be filmed in a destination outside of the Caribbean, presenting an insight into more far-flung cruising grounds. 

COST TO RENT:

Her prices vary seasonally, but motor yacht 'My Seanna' is available at €285,000 per week plus expenses. 

BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN

Following on from the success of Below Deck, a spin-off – Below Deck Mediterranean – premiered in May 2016. While the original series takes place during the winter charter season when the Caribbean is at its peak, Below Deck Mediterranean is filmed during the summer.

As its name suggests, the show is based in the Mediterranean, the world’s most popular yachting hub from May to October. Despite the change in location, the same format and accompanying on-water antics from the crew and guests alike can be expected and here are the stars of the show, the superyachts:

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 1: Superyacht 'Ionian Princess'

Premiering on 3 May 2016, Below Deck Mediterranean is a spin-off of the increasingly popular franchise. This time the ‘yachties’ took care of their guests on board the 46m/150ft motor yacht Ionian Princess in the Mediterranean destination of Greece. 

The starring yacht Ionian Princess was delivered from Christensen in 2005 and was later refit in 2016. Truly opulent, she bears interiors which are sleekly finished with a range of warmly toned woods and plenty of comfortable furnishings. She also boasts one of the largest sundecks for a yacht of her size.

COST TO RENT:

Ionian Princess is available to charter in the Mediterranean throughout both the winter and summer seasons, with prices beginning from €145,000 EUR per week in summer and €125,000 EUR per week in winter.

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 2: Superyacht SIROCCO

Set in the picturesque waters of Croatia, the second season of Below Deck Mediterranean took place on board the 47m/154ft motor yacht SIROCCO built by Dutch shipyard Heesen.

Featuring an African-inspired interior comprised of Makassar wood, leather and natural stone, both the communal and guest living areas exude a unique sophistication.

The exterior is just as appropriate for television, with a dedicated party space offering an abundance of space for guests to gather in to socialise and unwind on the water.

COST TO RENT:

SIROCCO is available to charter with prices beginning from €195,000 per week plus expenses in summer and €180,000 per week plus expenses in winter.

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 3: Superyacht ‘Talisman Maiton’

Superyacht 'Talisman Maiton' seen from the starboard side with jetskis beside it
The lounging section on board motor yacht Talisman Maiton
The water-filled Jacuzzi on board superyacht Talisman Maiton
The contemporary furnishings featured in the main salon of superyacht 'Talisman Maiton'

Premiering in 2018, season 3 of Below Deck Mediterranean saw familiar and new faces head to the sublime cruising grounds of Italy. This time, the crew treated their discerning guests to a world of luxury on board the 54m/178ft motor yacht Talisman Maiton.

Built in 2006 and refit to an exacting standard in 2012, the yacht boasts a range of exciting features that make her particularly appropriate for the waters of the Amalfi Coast. Indeed, her entertainment options range from a stunning selection of water toys to a sundeck Jacuzzi and a refreshingly modern interior.

COST TO RENT:

Talisman Maiton is available to charter with prices beginning from €231,000 per week plus expenses in summer and in winter.

For more details on chartering any of the above yachts, speak to your preferred charter broker


 
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