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Exclusive: Below Deck Down Under yacht THALASSA- real name revealed

By Steph Loseby   13 April 2022

Bravo’s much-beloved maritime hit Below Deck has released a brand new spin-off following the new and energetic crew around the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. Viewers of the hit show, Below Deck Down Under may know the charter yacht as THALASSA, but the 55m (181ft) superyacht’s real name is in fact KERI LEE III

Premiering on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, Below Deck Down Under is available to watch now with new episodes released every Thursday where viewers can watch the crew create a once-in-a-lifetime yacht charter vacation around the Pacific and, of course, witness what it is like to travel onboard superyacht KERI LEE III.

Take a peek inside

Delivered by American shipyard Trinity yachts, she showcases meticulous craftsmanship coupled with high-end luxurious finishes that will please guests from the moment they step onboard.

Lavish bar onboard below deck down under superyacht
bedroom interior onboard luxury superyacht
Dining area onboard below deck down under superyacht KERI LEE

It’s like Downton Abbey on a boat, what more could you want?

Exterior view of Keri Lee superyacht from Bel,olw Deck Down Under

Boasting an elegant profile, superyacht KERI LEE III is the prime candidate for anyone looking for a taste of the superyacht lifestyle. The yacht is home to an impressive array of outstanding amenities including a beauty salon, massage room, gym, jacuzzi and a movie theater.

 Jacuzzi onboard KERI LEE superyacht charter
gym on board yacht KERI LEE

Launched in 2001 and refitted in 2016, she is styled by Claudette Bonville. Boasting exquisite woods and bespoke artworks, this superyacht offers an opulent setting that promises to create the perfect charter vacation.

Accommodating up to 12 guests in 6 beautifully designed cabins, the yacht offers incredible flexibility for a variety of charter party configurations.

Where is KERI LEE III cruising?

The hit series is recorded on Queensland’s shores with the vessel's homeport being Airlie Beach. She has explored destinations around the Whitsunday Islands such as Hook Island, Block reef and Henning Island, giving charter guests the opportunity to witness the outstanding beauty and clear waters of the Pacific.

Whitsunday islands, gorgeous blue waters
Turtle swimming in the Great Barrier Reef Australia

What can fans expect from Below Deck Down Under?

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 drama above and below deck. It looks like fans can expect even more action on this season's Below Deck Down Under as the crew travel around the tropical Whitsunday Islands and world-famous Great Barrier Reef, managing the rotating group of charter guests onboard yacht KERI LEE III. 

This season, Captain Jason Chambers is joined by a familiar face, fan-favorite Aesha Scott as Chief Stew, along with newcomers Chef Ryan McKeown and Bosun Jamie Sayed.

Aesha Scott below deck down underThe team on below deck down under
Captain Jason Chambers on below deck down under

Episodes of Below Deck Down Under are available to stream on Hayu in Australia and on Peacock in the US.

How much does KERI LEE III cost to charter?

She currently has an asking price of $310,000 for a 7-day charter all year round.

Yacht rentals in Australia

A luxury yacht charter around Australia is a truly unforgettable experience that doesn’t disappoint. With over 50,000km of coastline linked by more than 10,000 beaches boasting world-class marinas and ports, choice and diversity is a strong theme of any magnificent yacht charter adventure Down Under.

The beautiful Whitsunday Islands in Australia

To find out more about chartering in the region, check out our Australia yacht charter guide for more information. For some inspiration, check out our sample itineraries handpicked by experts with in-depth knowledge of the region.

If you’d like to learn more about chartering the superyacht KERI LEE III, please contact a recommended yacht charter broker.

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