Below Deck yachts: Inside all of the boats from the hit reality show

Lady Michelle

Below Deck Mediterranean – Season Six

Sailing under her real name, Lady Michelle is the star of the sixth series of Below Deck Mediterranean, which is the latest series from the Med spin off. The 54.8 metre Benetti superyacht is the second biggest yacht ever to feature on the show, following just behind the 56.2 metre motor yacht The Wellington from season five. During season six Lady Michelle has been hosting charter guests in Ibenik, Croatia with Captain Sandy behind the helm.

First delivered in 2003, Lady Michelle features accommodation for up to 14 guests including a split-level master suite with its own panoramic observation lounge. Her Stefano Natucci interiors offer indoor and al fresco dining spaces, an expansive sundeck with a hot tub and dedicated gym. There’s also a range of toys at the guests’ disposal, from Jet Skis and Seabobs to fishing gear and a waterslide.

Charter cost: Lady Michelle is managed by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from $275,000.

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LADY MICHELLE

Benetti |  55 m |  13 guests |  $19,500,000

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LADY MICHELLE

Benetti |  54.86 m |   12 guests  Price from €266,000 p/w

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LADY MICHELLE

Benetti |   55 m |   2003

Parsifal III

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - Seasons One and Two

Parsifal III has been the star of the sailing yacht spin off of Below Deck, captained by Glenn Shephard during filming. The 54 metre Perini Navi was launched in 2005 and was designed by Rémi Tessier. She was most recently refitted in 2020, and offers accommodation for a total of 12 guests and nine crew. Her design has seen her scoop a number of World Superyacht Awards and provides her with excellent performance capabilities at sea; when the weather is on your side, Parsifal III can hit speeds of up to 18 knots under sail. While at anchor, there is still plenty to keep guests entertained with a variety of al fresco and indoor dining spaces, a flybridge hot tub, gym equipment, a swimming platform and a fully-stocked toybox.

Charter cost: Parsifal III is managed by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from €225,000.

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PARSIFAL III

Perini Navi |   54 m |   2005

The Wellington

Below Deck Mediterranean - Season Five

Actually named The Wellesley, this 56.2 metre Oceanco superyacht is owned by property magnate and hotelier Khalid Affara and named after his luxury art deco hotel in London. Delivered in 1993, The Wellesley features extended deck spaces and Donald Starkey-penned interiors that replicate the grandeur of the eponymous Knightsbridge hotel. Highlights on board include a waterfall jacuzzi, an outdoor cinema for movies under the stars and a unique private club-style lounge complete with a Winston Churchill inspired cigar room. 

Describing why she makes an excellent charter yacht, James Graham-Cloete, director of charter management from TWW Yachts, says that The Wellesley is “ideal for entertaining family and friends, or hosting corporate events in utter privacy,” thanks to the fact that she “boasts some of the largest open deck spaces of any 56 metre on the water.” Graham-Cloete also adds that, on The Wellesley, “guests are invited to experience the same exceptional personal service, fine dining and attention to detail that has become synonymous with the hotel, on board a private superyacht,” while being looking after by her 14 crew members. “The crew have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry and one of the best charter records, along with a full-time masseuse on board- making her the ultimate charter yacht!” says Graham-Cloete.

Charter cost: The Wellesley is managed by TWW Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from €230,000.

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THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco |  56.2 m |   12 guests  Price from $230,000 p/w

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THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco |   56.1 m |   1993

Honor

Below Deck - Season One

This 50 metre Benetti superyacht kicked off the yachting TV show in style in July 2013. Captained by Lee Rosbach, she was based in the Caribbean isles during the filming of the first season. On Below Deck she was called Honor but in reality, her name is actually Barents. Delivered in 1999 to a design by Stefano Natucci, Barents just underwent an extensive full refit earlier in 2021 and can host up to 12 guests on board in six staterooms. Features viewers may have seen on the show include the stunning sun deck equipped with a hot tub, drinks bar and outdoor cinema, the additional indoor cinema, the beach club and the gym, as well as the extensive fleet of water toys such as Jet Skis and gear for wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing and snorkelling.

Charter cost: Barents is managed by Parsifal Yachting with a weekly charter rate starting from €185,000.

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BARENTS

Benetti |  49.95 m |   12 guests  

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BARENTS

Benetti |   49.95 m |   1999

Ohana

Below Deck - Season Two

Appearing on the second season of the show in 2014 under her own name, Ohana has since been sold and renamed Rhino. The yacht was originally launched as Roxana by Admiral Marine in 1998 and last refitted in 2018. Designed by Donald Starkey, her interiors have a classic feel with glossy wood finishes and a colour palette blending nautical colours like creamy whites and marine blues. Key features on board this 46.94 metre yacht include accommodation for 10 guests and 10 crew, a six person Jacuzzi on the sun deck alongside a barbecue grill and plenty of spaces for al alfresco dining and drinking. “Among her sprawling deck spaces, Rhino’s massive sundeck is like no other, a hub for charter guests to maximize their relaxation,” says Northrop & Johnson charter manager Nicole Pope.

For a fun entrance into the water, Rhino also has an inflatable slide which guests can slip down on from the top deck plus there are a number of other water toys stored on board from Jet Skis to to fishing gear. During the summer, Rhino can be found cruising the coasts of New England while in winter she chases the sunshine by heading south to Florida and The Bahamas.

Charter cost: Rhino is managed by Northrop & Johnson with a weekly charter rate starting from $155,000.

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RHINO

Admiral Marine |  46.94 m |  10 guests |  $8,995,000

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RHINO

Admiral - The Italian Sea Group |  46.94 m |   10 guests  Price from $140,000 p/w

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RHINO

Admiral Marine |   46.94 m |   1998

Eros

Below Deck - Season Three

Appearing under an alias, Eros –named after the Greek god of love - was actually called Mustang Sally during season three, which was filmed in the pristine waters of The Bahamas. Since airing in 2015, the 49.07 metre superyacht has been renamed Stay Salty. Built by Trinity Yachts in 2008 to a design by Geoff Van Aller, Stay Salty accommodates a total of 12 guests and 10 crew members on board. Inside, highlights include the split-level master with a private study and panoramic views, as well as a formal dining area and skylounge with a drinks bar. Above deck, viewers would have seen guests enjoying themselves in the hot tub and al fresco dining and lounge areas. Toys carried on board that charter guests made full use of during the show include Jet Skis, fishing equipment and a beach picnic set up. Powered by twin caterpillar engines, Stay Salty can reach a top speed of up to 20 knots.

Charter cost: Stay Salty is not currently available for charter, but in 2020 was sold by Denison Yachting with an asking price of $12,900,000.

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STAY SALTY

Trinity Yachts |   49.07 m |   2008

Valor

Below Deck - Season Four, Five and Seven

This 46.88 metre Feadship yacht has so far starred in three seasons of Below Deck, filmed while cruising in the warm-weather destinations of the US Virgin Islands, Saint Martin and Thailand. Featured under the name Valor, she is actually called BG and is owned by Canadian entrepreneur Bobby Genovese. Delivered in 1990 to a design by Frits De VoogtBG can accommodate 12 guests and 11 crew members. On board highlights include her deck hot tub, on board gym and al fresco dining spaces. She also carries an extensive fleet of toys from Jet Skis and wakeboards to a climbing wall and inflatable slide. In 2021, BG emerged from an extensive, multi-million dollar refit, with her owner detailing that “everything that could have been done to the boat, has been done”, from tech upgrades and new toys to a fresh lick of paint on her hull. “I love that boat, and the more boats I go on, the more I like my boat,” says Genovese.

Charter cost: BG is available to charter privately, POA.

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BG

Feadship |   46.88 m |   1990

My Seanna

Below Deck - Season Six and Eight

Sailing under her own name around the South Pacific islands of French Polynesia on Below Deck’s sixth series, the 56.4 metre recently sold My Seanna (now Starship) was built by Delta Marine in 2000 and refitted in 2014. The Glade-Johnson designed superyacht reappeared again for season eight, where she was filmed cruising in Antigua. Key features include an open air Jacuzzi surrounded by an al fresco drinks bar, a gym, a sauna room, a helipad and a spacious beach club complete with a lounge, flatscreen TV and a small galley for preparing snacks or drinks. Her opulent interiors can accommodate up to 12 guests and 11 crew and even offer a home cinema and piano for entertaining in the main saloon. There are multiple toys carried on board as well, including gear for diving and spearfishing, Seabobs and equipment for underwater filming.

“The thing that I really love about My Seanna is the spacious cabins” says her charter broker, Shannon McCoy, who has appeared on episodes of Below Deck. She describes My Seanna as a “well-appointed yacht with a good collection of toys for the guests to enjoy,” offering an excellent layout with a variety of spaces that allows charterers “to have breakfast in a different place every morning or enjoy dinner whether it's outside under the sun or in the formal dining area.”

Charter cost: My Seanna is managed by Worth Avenue Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from $265,000.

Ionian Princess

Below Deck Mediterranean - Season One

Appropriately named for the first season of Below Deck Mediterranean, which was set in Greece, the 45.7 metre Christensen-built yacht was captained by Mark Howard during filming. Launched in 2005 and last refitted in 2016, Ionian Princess features a luxurious Greek-style inspired interior finished with high-gloss sapelle mahogany joinery and custom in-laid stonework throughout. Ionian Princess can host up to 12 guests in six cabins, including two master cabins, and also boasts plentiful dining options and a sundeck equipped with a hot tub and sunpads. She also comes with a fleet of water toys from waterskiing and wakeboarding kit to Jet Skis and kayaks. Thanks to her shallow draft, she can also access hard-to-reach hidden gems in the Mediterranean Sea that other larger yachts aren’t able to. “Ionian Princess is ideally suited for cruising the Mediterranean, which is the most sought-after region for summer yacht charters,” says her management team at charter brokers Northrop & Johnson.

Charter cost: Ionian Princess is managed by Northrop & Johnson, POA. She's also listed for sale by IYC with an asking price of $14,300,000.

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IONIAN PRINCESS

Christensen/Palmer Johnson Savannah |  45.72 m |  12 guests |  $14,300,000

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IONIAN PRINCESS

Christensen/Palmer Johnson Savannah |   45.72 m |   2005

Sirocco

Below Deck Mediterranean - Season Two and Four

The 47 metre Heesen-built superyacht Sirocco took centre stage in both the second and fourth series of Below Deck Mediterranean and introduced captain Sandy Yawn, who has become a returning cast member on the show. Launched in 2006 with a refit in 2013, Sirocco features a dark blue hull and was designed inside and out by Omega Architects. She accommodates up to 12 guests and nine crew and offers charterers an eight person Jacuzzi, a gym, plenty of al fresco entertainment areas and a well-stocked toy box comprising Jet Skis, a waterslide and gear for wakeboarding or waterskiing. Her broker, Shannon McCoy, describes Sirocco as a “very, very popular charter yacht” and with her fleet of water toys and pedigree Heesen design, provides “an excellent platform for a great time at sea.”

Charter cost: Sirocco is managed by Worth Avenue Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from $212,334.

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SIROCCO

Heesen |   47 m |   2006

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