Hitting our screens on June 3, Below Deck Mediterranean is making its triumphant return for season 4, and this time we can expect Captain Sandy Yawn and her crew to be exploring the billionaire’s playground of the French Riviera.
The home port for season 4 has been identified as Vieux Port Golfe Juane, which sits in between the glitzy yachting marina of Antibes and Cannes. This prime situation means there will be a number of excellent locations on the itinerary for season 4; take a look at a South of France yacht charter itinerary for more information.
Superyacht SIROCCO will be starring in season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean. She is a returning favourite of the show, having starred in season 2, when the crew headed to Croatia. The Heesen-built motor yacht has a variety of alluring features, including an 8-person jacuzzi, exotic interiors and a multimedia entertainment room.
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As well as a returning superyacht, season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean will also see plenty of familiar faces in the crew. An original fixture since season one, Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier will be back again to head up the interior crew, under the guidance of Captain Sandy Yawn at the helm. Below her, Colin Macy-O’Toole and freshly-promoted bosun Joao Franco will be striving to ensure smooth sailing.
Two new deckhands will be joining them; Travis Michalzik and Jack Stirrup are making their television debuts on the show, and Bravo TV has hinted that both of them could be at the centre of drama during season 4.
Adding to the interior crew, Hannah will be joined by experienced second stew Aesha Scott and third stew Anastasia Surmava. The three seemed to enjoy a budding friendship, over the course of filming, with Scott posting a picture of them laughing under the sun in Antibes.
Marking a first for the Below Deck franchise, Mila Kolomeitseva will be the first female chef in Below Deck’s history. The experienced chef boasts Cordon Bleau training from Paris, so she should be right at home in the French Riviera setting; but she has her work cut out for her after suffering from a bout of food poisoning before the first charter.
Social media was sent into a frenzy when a picture was posted showing Chef Ben Robinson hanging out with the crew of Below Deck Mediterranean season 4 in a restaurant in Nice. While the Below Deck yachties have been known to meet up during filming, fans were quick to point out that Chef Mila did not appear to be present at the table. This would not be the first time Ben has swooped in mid-way through a charter season to help out- after Chef Leon was sent packing in Below Deck season 3, it was Ben who stepped in to save the day.
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Below Deck Mediterranean season 4 was filmed around the South of France’s Cote d’Azur. As mentioned above, the home port has been identified as Vieux Port Golfe Juane, which is located in close proximity to the buzzing bars and nightclubs of Antibes. The yachties will have plenty of opportunities to let loose at the end of every charter.
On the shores of Antibes, the crew can expect to find picturesque squares filled with lively cafes, boutique shops and authentic ice-cream parlours. Off the coast, the waters of Antibes are crystal-clear, creating the perfect opportunity to drop anchor and enjoy some watersports.
The historic city of Cannes, home to the iconic Cannes Film Festival, will be one of the destinations on the yacht’s itinerary. As well as some great beaches, the romantic city is also home to cobbled streets, ornate Belle Epoque architecture and fantastic waterfront restaurants.
One of the most iconic destinations in the South of France, St Tropez is a superyacht playground. The once-humble fishing village is now a happening hotspot, with a vibrant shopping scene, relaxing beach clubs and wild entertainment line-up in the evenings.
The land of luxury and a certified superyacht hub, Monaco is awash with glitz and glamour. When the F1 Monaco Grand Prix comes to town, the pint-sized principality is transformed into a hive of celebrities and F1 legends. The region is equally alluring at other times of the year, with plenty of designer fashion houses, world-class restaurants and the casino of Monte-Carlo to keep guests happy.
Set adrift from the mainland, Ile Saint Marguerite is a lovely little island covered in pine forests, with plenty of charming beaches located here and on the neighbouring Ile St Honorat. Guests exploring this island chain, known as Les Lerins, can expect to see the legendary cell of the 'Man with the Iron Mask' or dine at an ancient monastery, where the monks make their own honey, wine and lavender oil.
Nice and the surrounding coastlines offer up some of the most blissful beaches in the region, all of which are backed by palm trees swaying in the mind. The beautiful city is brimming with examples of classic French architecture, with warm stone houses, elaborate fountains and plenty of bars and nightclubs.
This beautiful, secluded beach can almost exclusively only be accessed by boat and superyachts who know about this secret hideaway can drop anchor off the coast and let their charter guests take a tender in. It’s an excellent site for a beach picnic, thanks to the wide expanse of beach lapped by crystalline water.