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St David: Captain Lee replaced on season 11 of Below Deck

6 November 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky and Holly Margerrison

Season 11 of hit reality TV Show Below Deck will return to screens on 5 February 2024, this time with Captain Kerry Titheradge taking over from Captain Lee’s slot. According to TV network Bravo, the series will this time be based around Grenada, where the superyacht crew will again set sail on the 60-metre Benetti motor yacht St David with a new captain at the helm.

The show is based around an eight-week charter season and is one of the network’s most highly-rated series. It will feature some familiar faces – including chief stew Fraser Olender and Ben Willoughby – as well as welcoming a new chef, Anthony Iracane, a French restaurateur from Miami. Overseeing the deck crew will be Bosun Jared Woodin, while Marie “Sunny” Marquis and Kyle Stillie will join as deckhands. New stews Cat Bough, Xandi Olivier, and Barbie Pascual will complete the crew.

First used in season 10, St David was the largest yacht in the show’s history and is one of a few in the series to use the yacht’s real name. Take a look inside...

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Delivered in 2008 by Italian shipyard Benetti, St David is a full-custom yacht with both interior and exterior design from British studio Winch Design. She went on to become a finalist at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards, where the judges were impressed by her sleek, supercar-inspired profile.

At the time of her launch, she was the sixth-largest yacht in the Benetti fleet. She was last sold in 2018, with an asking price was €22,500,000. Morley Yachts is currently her Central Agency for charter, and she is currently on the charter market from €325,000 per week, plus expenses during low season and €345,000 per week plus expenses during high season.

She is for charter for €345,000 per week plus expenses during high season

The yacht is a historically popular charter yacht that has made appearances at a number of high-profile events, including the Cannes Film Festival. She has also ventured to off-the-beaten-path locations including the Seychelles, Red Sea and Abu Dhabi.

A classic Baroque theme characterises St David’s social spaces, with intricate marquetry made from satin woods and a skylounge area that draws inspiration from a ‘Tuscan palazzo’, with its turquoise, white and gold mosaic floor.

The expansive sundeck offers plenty of space for dining and unwinding

One of the most notable features is an elegant spiral staircase that leads through all three decks and is lit by a skylight in the spa pool of the sun deck. The sun deck itself is well-appointed, with sunloungers and a sunpad spread where guests can stretch out and relax. There is a shaded portion of deck which benefits from a casual dining arrangement and a spa pool bordered by more sunpads, which can also be fitted with an al fresco cinema screen.

Accommodation is for 12 guests in six cabins, with a split-level master suite that lets in plenty of light.

In terms of toys, St David has expansive water toy facilities and storage, including scuba dive gear. She most recently refitted in 2021 and works included new interior and exterior fabrics, audiovisual upgrades and a new skylounge cinema. The watersports equipment has also seen a recent upgrade, with a new 7.2m tender, new Waverunners, and an electric foiling surfboard.

The news that Below Deck Season 11 will premiere on 5 February 2024 was announced during BravoCon in Las Vegas.

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