The biggest yacht yet and an all-female lead crew; here’s everything you need to know about the new Season 5 of Below Deck Mediterranean, which takes place around Spain’s Mallorca Island.
Filmed last year before the Coronavirus pandemic, Season 5 of Below Deck Mediterranean will be hitting our screens later this summer on Bravo TV.
A new trailer teases one of the most action-packed seasons in Below Deck history, with plenty of fiery scenes, demanding guests and drama between crew members as the yachties set course for Spain.
There's a new yacht on the scene too; the crew are saying goodbye to Sirocco and hello to a brand new superyacht never before seen on Below Deck.
This will be the largest yacht ever to star on Below Deck Mediterranean.
The yacht starring in Below Deck Mediterranean Spain is named The Wellington.
However, the Wellington is actually an alias, and the superyacht from season 5 Below Deck Med is actually the 185’ (56m) superyacht ‘The Wellesley’.
Many Below Deck Yachts adopt aliases for the show. You can read our article, All Below Deck Yachts, Real Names and Cost to Rent for more information.
The Wellesley is the biggest yacht ever to star in Below Deck Mediterranean, and she has a fantastic selection of amenities and facilities to match her size.
Check out our Virtual Tour Inside Below Deck Yacht 'The Wellington' for a closer look.
The latest Below Deck Mediterranean yacht has a chic 1920’s theme and has her very own club lounge with a bespoke humidor.
All the en suites are finished in marble, and she has a huge amount of deck space where guests can soak up the sun.
She also features a large jacuzzi with spillpool features on the sundeck, where guests will love chilling out and enjoying the sights of Mallorca floating past.
The yacht was built by Dutch yard Oceanco in 1993, and features accommodation for up to 12 guests.
The cost to charter the Wellington (or the Wellesley) is from €220,000 (approximately $243,000) per week.
This does not include expenses such as all on-board food and beverages, fuel, docking fees and tax.
A new trailer for the hit reality TV show has been released, and season 5 sees a number of familiar faces in the mix, including Captain Sandra Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier.
But there are some new crew members on the scene as well- and this season will be the first in Below Deck history to feature a female captain, female chief stew and female bosun.
Alongside Hannah and Sandra Yawn, eagle-eyed viewers may spot another returning favorite: Malia White coming in as bosun.
Malia starred on season 2 of Below Deck Mediterranean, where she came in as deckhand and was promoted to lead deckhand midway through the season.
If the trailer of season 5 is anything to go by, she will have her work cut out for her in the upcoming series. “You’ve got a female bosun, a female captain, a female chief stew. Respect that.” She says in the trailer.
As well as the Captain Sandy, Chief Stew Hannah and bosun Malia, here’s who else we can expect on our screens:
- Hindrigo ‘Kiko’ Lorran as yacht chef
- Lara Flumiani as stewardess
- Jessica More as stewardess
- Peter Hunziker as deckhand
- Alex Radcliffe as deckhand
- Robert Westergaard as deckhand
Below Deck Med Season 5 was filmed in The Balearic Islands, an archipelago off eastern Spain. The homeport is Port Adriano on the island of Mallorca.
This picturesque island is known for its white-sand beaches, emerald green bays and pretty towns.
The capital of Mallorca is Palma. Ibiza and Formentera are two popular yachting destinations that are also located in the Balearics.
Below Deck Mediterranean 5 is set to be the most dramatic season yet. In the opening of the trailer, we hear Captain Sandy Yawn confronting someone (a guest or a crew member) who is alleged to have brought drugs on board.
Her no-nonsense attitude and clear priorities for her crew’s safety is evident, confirming why she has been a fan favorite for 4 seasons.
Looking for more Below Deck news? Take a look at our article: ‘Below Deck Yachts and the Cost to Rent Them’.
Colin Macy-O’Toole, a deckhand from previous seasons of Below Deck Mediterranean, has said that filming in the coming months will pose a number of challenges amid the Coronavirus outbreak, as production teams struggle with travel restrictions stopping them from meeting the yachts.
We’ll have to wait and see how the Coronavirus outbreak develops to gain a better understanding of how the Below Deck franchise will fare in the coming months.
For more Coronavirus and superyacht news, you can refer to our COVID-19 and yacht charter guide.