The 55 metre Benetti superyacht Lady Michelle is the new star of Below Deck Mediterranean and will be cruising the Croatian coastline for season six of the Below Deck spin-off series. Ahead of the first episode, which premieres on Monday, June 28, here's a sneak peek inside at this season's charter yacht...
Lady Michelle is the second biggest yacht to star on the show, following in the footsteps of the 56.2 metre Oceanco motor yacht The Wellington, which was used to film season five. First delivered in 2003 by Italian shipyard Benetti, she can accommodate 12 guests on board in six cabins, with a crew of 14 catering to every whim.
Season six of Below Deck Mediterranean will see the return of Captain Sandy Yawn as well as bosun Malia White. They will be joined by a brand new crew on board Lady Michelle, including chief stewardess Katie Flood, stewardesses Lexi Wilson and Courtney Veale, deckhands David Pascoe, Lloyd Spencer, and Mzi "Zee" Dempers, and chef Mathew Shea.
The exterior of Lady Michelle is defined by classic lines with a raked bow and a distinctive navy blue hull. She is powered by twin 1,850hp Caterpillar engines and can reach a top speed of 16 knots.
Her interiors, meanwhile, which span across four decks, feature traditional interior styling with glossy wood finishes and a nautical blue and white colour scheme for the soft furnishings.
The superyacht belongs to an American owner and was designed inside and out by Stefano Natucci.
A highlight below deck is the split-level owner’s suite, which is situated on the main deck and features separate his and hers bathrooms, its own panoramic observation lounge to enjoy views and a private study. There’s also a gym room with full workout equipment, a saloon for guests to gather and a dedicated dining space for meals inside.
Moving outside, Lady Michelle boasts an expansive sun deck complete with a swimming pool, a drinks bar, sun loungers and an al fresco dining area. Further al fresco dining areas and lounges are found throughout the shaded deck areas.
No luxury superyacht would be complete without a toy garage, and Lady Michelle’s is certainly well stocked. Alongside two tenders Lady Michelle carries a pair of jet skis, fishing, waterskiing and wakeboarding gear, towable toys, kayaks, paddleboards seabobs, a waterslide and more.
Season six will see Lady Michelle and her crew cruising around the coast of historic Croatian town Sibeni, though she normally spends her time exploring the warm waters of Miami and The Bahamas.
The Bravo TV Show can be streamed via peacock.com from June 28, 2021. For those who fancy a slice of the Below Deck action, Lady Michelle is available to charter with Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting $275,000.