As season nine of Below Deck gets underway we take a closer look at the superyacht hosting all of the action…
The latest season of superyacht charter TV show Below Deck may be full of colourful characters but there is one star that undoubtedly takes centre stage amidst the drama; charter superyacht Starship.
Known as My Seanna during the filming but now renamed Starship following her recent multi-million sale, the 56.4 metre motor yacht was first delivered in 2000 by Seattle-based shipyard Delta Marine. The GRP and aluminium yacht was built in just two years to a design by Glade Johnson with naval architecture by Doug Sharp.
She has undergone a number of refits and upgrades since but remains instantly recognisable with her sleek, silvered hull.
Stepping inside, Starship offers accommodations for 12 guests and 11 crew. Cabins and interior spaces have been finished in a classic style with touches of opulence; richly coloured, dark wood panelling, soft furnishings in cream with gilded edges, ornate chandeliers and exquisite marble and gold features in the ensuites. A piano adds the finishing piece to the lavish saloon in which entertaining takes place and meals and drinks are hosted.
“The thing that I really love about Starship is the spacious cabins,” says Worth Avenue retail charter broker Shannon McCoy, who herself has appeared on episodes of the show in earlier seasons. Lauding Delta Marine as one of her favourite custom builders, McCoy describes the yacht as an exceptionally “high-quality boat” with outstanding stability and, when it comes to the interior, a “beautifully appointed on-deck master.”
Starship has spent much of her life chasing the warmth, cruising through the Mediterranean during the summer months and heading back west over winter for stop-offs from Florida to Puerto Rico. To ensure guests can fully soak up the sunshine, there are a multitude of deck spaces on board from al fresco lounges and an outdoor dining table to dedicated sunbathing areas.
A highlight is the sundeck Jacuzzi, surrounded by a cocktail bar, while down below the expansive beach club offers shaded lounge space, access to a sauna and gym, a flatscreen TV and a small galley for prepping drinks and snacks. There’s even an outdoor cinema for movie nights under the stars.
However, on board spaces are not the only important element of a successful charter on Starship. To ensure all guests can make the most of their time on the water, the yacht also boasts a well-stocked toybox filled with towable inflatables, kayaks, trampolines, fishing gear, a beach party set up and gear for waterskiing or wakeboarding. For exploring the surrounding coastline or for making a smooth entry or exit, Starship is additionally equipped with a helipad.
With so much on offer, Starship perfectly sets the scene for the action of Below Deck to take place while still offering the ultimate luxury experience for charter guests on board. She is managed for charter by Worldwide Boat with a weekly charter rate starting from $115,000.
Episodes of Below Deck season nine air on Bravo every Monday at 21:00 ET, or can be streamed via Peacock TV the next day.Read More/How much does it cost to charter a Below Deck yacht?