How much does it cost to charter ‘Below Deck’ yacht? Breaking down the cost of luxury cruisers
Ever wonder what it's like aboard one of the 'Below Deck' charter yachts? Well here's how much it costs to rent the luxury cruiser
Bravo TV’s hit nautical franchise ‘Below Deck’ is back with another spin-off for fans to binge-watch. Set to air on November 1, 2022, the new show titled ‘Below Deck: Adventure’ will give viewers a glimpse of Viking history as guests and crew of the ship are set to venture into the Nordic seas. The show also offers fans a glimpse into the world of luxury yachts and cruises and what it is like aboard one, be it working as part of the crew or enjoying the oceanic beauty as a guest.
The show is undeniably fun to watch, with the unhinged drama between the ship’s crew and the guests. From hookups to the crew scrutinizing the guests’ behaviour, the ‘Below Deck’ franchise has it all covered. Now with ‘Below Deck: Adventure’, the show ups the ante as the cast will explore caves and take extreme helicopter rides along the Norwegian Fjords. This time around, Bravo promises plenty of adventure and sports as the team is set to go paragliding in Andalsnes. And for those wondering about renting one of the ‘Below Deck’ charter yachts, you’ve come to the right place because here’s how you can live the ‘Below Deck’ experience.
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How much does it cost to charter ‘Below Deck’ charter yacht?
Boats from the ‘Below Deck’ franchise are about 150 to 160 feet long and feature multiple decks and luxury guest quarters. The service staff does turn-down service, unpacks suitcases, and waits on guests for any food or drink requests that they may have. The crew also sets up water toys such as slides, jet skis, rides to shore on the tender etc. Guests can also request off-boat excursions that the team plans and executes. Now for the price, the boats on the shows are worth around $15 to $20 million, and weekly rentals can cost a whopping $300,000! The least expensive yacht on the list is Ohana (actually named Rhino) from ‘Below Deck’ Season 2. It can carry up to 10 guests, and the rental starts at $140,000. But remember, these costs exclude the tip charges.
If you think renting a ‘Below Deck’ boat is way too expensive, fret not because there is a slightly cheaper way. If you can be a guest on any of the ‘Below Deck’ shows, you can avail a discount offered by the production team. Producer and creator Mark Cronin confirmed that guests get a 50 percent discount on the three-day charters, and their airfare is covered by production. However, the guests are expected to cover the tips themselves. Tip charges are supposed to be 15 to 20 percent of the actual total cost of the charter.
Catch ‘Below Deck: Adventure’ Season 1 premiere on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 9 pm ET/PT on Bravo TV and Peacock.