US TV network Bravo has revealed new details about the ninth series of superyacht TV show Below Deck, which is set to air on October 25, 2021.
BOAT breaks down everything you need to know about the new series, from filming locations to the crew serving as the season nine cast...
What is Below Deck?
Below Deck is a reality TV series documenting the lives of superyacht crew members working on board a luxury charter yacht. From fires in the galley to demanding requests from guests, the hit TV show has pulled back the curtain on the private lives of superyacht charters and the crew that work on them. The series has also spawned a number of spin-off shows, including Below Deck Mediterranean, Below Deck Sailing Yacht and other new series set to premiere in 2022.
Which yacht will be featured in Below Deck season nine?
My Seanna, which has previously appeared in season six and season eight of Below Deck, will return as the star of season nine. Following her sale earlier in 2021, the Delta Marine superyacht has now been renamed Starship. The 56.4 metre motor yacht was delivered in 2000 to a design by Glade Johnson and can host up to 12 guests and 11 members of crew.
Where will Below Deck season nine be filmed?
The idyllic island of St Kitts will serve as the filming location for season nine of Below Deck. The larger of two islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, the island is located in the West Indies and is an up and coming winter hub for superyachts. In recent years, visitors to its warm waters have included 88 metre Maltese Falcon , 86 metre Aquijo sit and 74 metre Plvs Vltra .
Who are the crew on Below Deck season nine?
Season nine will see a mix of returning cast members and new crew members on board My Seanna. In an unusual turn of events, the trailer has revealed that this season will feature two captains, as beloved star Captain Lee Rosbach is temporarily replaced at the beginning of the season by Captain Sean Meagher.
Returning crew for this season include chef Rachel Hargrove and first mate Eddie Lucas, while the rest of the cast features new faces. The interior crew will be made up of chief stew Heather Chase, stewardess Jessica Albert and steward Fraser Olender. Meanwhile Jake Foulger, Rayna Lindsay and Wes O'Dell will be working as the deckhands on board.
Below Deck season nine will air on Bravo on October 25 and will be available to stream on Peacock.