We take a look at the costs involved and where these yachts can be chartered.
I had never heard of Below Deck when I first started working on crewed charter yachts in the BVI in 2014, but I soon became familiar with this famous show. Without fail, during every charter I would get asked by the guests if I had ever watched the TV series, and so I had to see for myself. Well, I was hooked, especially as each show is left on a cliff hanger that keeps you guessing and wanting more. As a chef on a 60ft catamaran, it certainly was an eye opener as to how these super yachts operate.
Where does Below Deck Cruise?
With Below Deck now in its 10th season with over 100 shows aired, I took a look at what luxury crewed yachts have been on the show and where they are chartering now. And the question everyone wants to know; how much does it cost to charter a Below Deck Yacht? The yachts featured in the show are available to charter, apart from Yacht Eros, which is only used by its owner now. The costs quoted below are only the base rate for a 7 night charter. To charter these luxury crewed yachts, all fuel, food, drinks, taxes and the crew gratuity are additional costs. These costs run into tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. To have a true indication you would probably need to double the cost of the base rate. The crewed charters on the show are only for 3 nights, but the crew really work hard to jam-pack everything onto the short trip.
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Photos Below Deck Courtesy of Bravo TV
From the Caribbean, The Mediterranean and to Norway, the series hascovered many destinations since its first appearance in 2013. Season 2 was filmed in the British Virgin Islands and featured many highlights that can be explored on your private yacht charter. The Baths with its magical boulders and chambers, the famous Foxys and Soggy Dollar Bar and beautiful Anegada, with its realexed island vibes. Season 4 featured the United States Virgins Islands with the islands of St Thomas, St Croix and the beautiful St John.
Season 3 saw the Below Deck crew go to The Bahamas. The many islands of the Exumas really are a magical place to experience a crewed yacht charter. The beaches are really some of the best in the world and the water the clearest I have ever seen.
The TV show does not pay for the charter. The guests actually pay for the 3 days onboard, plus their tip to the hardworking crew.
Below Deck is brilliant entertainment and is a great insight into the super yacht industry. As an ex-yacht chef, I can safely say that it really is not a reflection of what happens on a sailing or power catamaran with 2-4 crew. However, what is the same is the experience that your crews gives you. From the incredible food, to the water sports, diving, snorkeling, picnics on the beach and themed party nights. Whatever you want to experience on your yacht charter our crews will do their very best to make sure it happens! Epic and your crew want you to have the best vacation possible.
Affordable and Luxurious Alternatives to a Below Deck Yacht
Find out the cost of chartering one of our crewed yachts for an unforgettable experience. Here at Epic we have yachts for charter in the Virgin Islands, Caribbean and Bahamas, that cater to a range of budgets
Here are some of of more affordable and luxurious alternatives to a Below Deck yacht. Get in touch and let us help you get that Below Deck experience.
Feel free to contact Hannah and Michelle and ask how we can help you find the right boat and crew for your next unforgettable all-inclusive vacation. Thank You.