US TV network Bravo has announced that superyacht TV show Below Deck will be returning to screens for two new spin-off seasons, Below Deck Adventure and Below Deck Down Under.
Premiering in early 2022, Below Deck Adventure will follow the escapades of explorer yachts cruising in the icy fjords of Norway, playing host to thrill-seeking charterers as they partake in adrenaline-fueled exploits while exploring the glacial waters and rugged landscapes.
Unlike other seasons that have been set in sunnier climes, such as Below Deck Mediterranean, the camera crew will follow charterers’ exhilarating activities in sub-zero temperatures, such as heli-skiing and dog sledding.
The crew will be pushed to new limits as they attempt to maintain a luxury service alongside managing the physical and technical demands of cold-weather cruising.
Below Deck Down Under will be aired on NBC’s Peacock streaming platform. This series, which is already well underway with filming, is taking place on the other side of the globe in Australia. Home to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has some of the world’s greatest cruising grounds on offer, and the crew will be expected to provide activities for guests below and above the water, with scuba diving being one of the main draws of the region.
The TV show follows the secret lives of superyacht crews working on board charter yachts, capturing behind-the-scenes footage of their day-to-day obligations and interactions. Crews featured in previous series have worked on a range of superyachts available for charter, including 54 metre sailing yacht Parsifal III and 56.2 metre motor yacht The Wellesley.
Some crew members, such as Captain Lee Rosbach and Captain Sandy Yawn, have achieved something of a celebrity status following the success of the show’s earlier seasons.
Further details about the new series, including the crew cast, are yet to be announced but will be released in due course.