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46.9m  /  153'10 | feadship | 1990 / 2021.

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Cabin Configuration

  • 2 Double/Twin
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Special Features:

  • Highly contemporary interior design
  • Refit in 2015
  • Expansive sundeck
  • Multiple dining and social areas

The 46.9m/153'10" motor yacht 'BG' (ex. Charade) was built by Feadship in the Netherlands at their Aalsmeer shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house McMillen Design and she was completed in 1990. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of De Voogt and she was last refitted in 2021.

Guest Accommodation

BG has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 suites comprising one VIP cabin and two cabins that can operate as twins or doubles. She is also capable of carrying up to 10 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

Her features include satellite communications, gym, deck jacuzzi, WiFi and air conditioning.

Range & Performance

BG is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. Powered by twin diesel Caterpillar (3508 DI-TA) 905hp engines, she comfortably cruises at 12 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 15 knots with a range of up to 5,000 nautical miles from her 70,000 litre fuel tanks at 13 knots. An advanced stabilisation system on board promises exceptional comfort levels at anchor or on any voyage. Her water tanks store around 19,190 Litres of fresh water. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠ 100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 classification society rules.

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  • The World Superyacht Awards 2016 Best Refitted / Rebuilt Yacht Finalist

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Charter yacht BG starred in Below Deck seasons 4, 5 an 7 as luxury yacht VALOR. View all Below Deck yachts, their real names and the cost to rent them . 

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'BG' feadship Superyacht

This 33-year-old superyacht ‘BG’ comes from the world-renowned Dutch shipyard Feadship and features their classic exterior lines. She was built back in 1990 at their De Vries shipyard in the Netherlands and has since undergone refits in 2015 and 2022. She has a length of 46.9m, a beam of 8.8m and she sits in the water with a 2.9m draft.  

This world cruiser has a steel mono hull, topped by an aluminium superstructure. Her design and naval architecture is the work of award-winning Frits De Voogt. With a gross tonnage of 515, she is propelled through the water by her twin CAT 3508 DITA diesel engines (905 hp each) at a top speed of 15 knots. When cruising at 12 knots she has a max range of 5000 nautical miles with a fuel capacity of 69,800 litres. 

Her interior design was the work of New York based McMillen Design, and her later reconfiguration is courtesy of Toronto based Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, founder of Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. She features high-end finishes in dark woods contrasted against refreshing bright whites, creating a beach house vibe that’s straight out of the Hamptons.  

BG can accommodate 12 guests in 6 spacious luxury cabins. The Master cabin and VIP cabin are full beam and are situated on the main deck. The 4 guest cabins are situated on the lower deck. All cabins have en suite bathrooms. She also has accommodation for 11 experienced crew members. 

In amongst the meticulous craftsmanship, notable state-of-the-art amenities include an outdoor deck jacuzzi, a gym, outdoor projector screen, a hydraulic swim platform, plus an exquisite wine cellar in the salon containing 120 bottles.  


    BG boasts a plethora of water toys to entertain guests of all ages. She offers 2x Yamaha jet skis, waterskis, inflatable climbing wall and waterslides, paddleboards, kneeboards and wakeboards, kayaks, snorkelling equipment, plus 4x F5 seabobs. She also has 2 tenders on board; a 9.8m Intrepid Tender and a 5.5m Novurania Tender. 

BG was previously named Charade. She is Feadship’s 110th-largest yacht, and she is the 1181st-largest yacht in the world. In 2016 she was a finalist in The World Superyacht Awards for ‘best refitted/rebuilt yacht’. Not only that, but she is a TV star after appearing in several seasons of Below Deck where she was named Valor for the show. 

BG stands for the owner's initials; Bobby Genovese, a Canadian self-made businessman. The entrepreneur is the founder of BG Capital Management Corporation, BG Signature, and BG Capital Group Ltd. Back in 2014, the motor yacht was purchased for 11,990,000 USD. Then in 2022, the motor yacht was for sale with an asking price of 16,900,000 USD. She has since arrived at the prestigious marina at Sentosa Cove, Singapore, where she moors outside the distinguished ONE°15 yacht club. 

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Valor Yacht Uncovered: The Inside Scoop on Design & Features

Ian Fortey

Few yachts have had such a whirlwind of existence as the Valor, which had been around the block once or twice. The yacht was built in 1990 by Feadship yacht builders and was designed by De Voogt Naval Architecture. She has a steel hull over an aluminum superstructure.

The interior design was handled by McMillen Design. Since its launch in 1990, it has undergone name changes, owner changes, and a reasonably prolific run as one of the yachts featured on the popular series Below Deck, which appeared in seasons 4, 5, and 7.

After the 2015 refit, the yacht got a Hampton Beach House-themed interior styled by Taylor Hannah Architect. However, the 2021 refit made further changes to the interior as well. 

Who Owns the Valor Yacht?

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Originally the yacht known as Valor was owned by Microsoft Paul Allen, who is no stranger to yachts and also owned the yacht known as Octopus . However, Allen would later gift the Valor to his sister Jodi Allen. From Allen, it changed hands again to its current owner Bobby Genovese, BG Capital Group’s founder and CEO. 

Genovese repurchased the yacht in 2014 and had her refitted in 2015. It looks like she may have also undergone a second refit in 2021.

How Many Names Had the Valor Yacht Had?

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So here’s the weird thing about the Valor. It’s not called the Valor, and technically never was. Confusing, right? When the yacht was commissioned in 1990, it was known as the Charade. That seems to be the name it held when Jodi Allen took over ownership from her brother.

Fast forward to 2014, and Bobby Genovese takes ownership. What did he name it? BG. So where did Valor come from? It’s an alias. On the show Below Deck, they often make up fake names for the yachts that appear. Like an actor taking a role, a real yacht plays a fake one on the show, possibly to hide any identifying features about the vessel in case people are trying to track it and interfere with filming. Other yachts like My Seanna did the same thing (that one was called Starship).

So, technically, it was never the Valor, but that is still how fans of the show would recognize it. In real life, it changed from Charade to its current name, BG.

How Big is the Valor Yacht/Yacht BG?

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The BG measures in at 153 ’10”, which makes her a large yacht for sure, but quite a ways away from the largest yachts in the world . In terms of width, she has a beam of 28′ 11″ and a draft of 9′ 6″. Her gross tonnage is just 515 GT.

How Much Did Motor Yacht BG Cost?

Details on what Paul Allen may have spent back in 1990 are pretty hard to come by, so it’s hard to say what the yacht cost when it was built initially. Her current value has been estimated at between $15 million and $16 million. It’s also believed that the yacht has an annual running cost of around $2 million. 

Can You Charter Yacht BG?

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The yacht Valor/BG is available for charter for those who want to taste the luxury yacht life one week at a time. Charter prices vary based on the time of year, and winter prices are always cheaper than summer ones. A week on the BG in the winter will set you back about $155,000 US plus expenses. In the summer, that will go up to $168,000 per week. This difference is pretty standard for most charter yachts. Yacht owners need to make their money back for operating costs, and the more in demand a yacht is during the charter season, the more crew members expect to get paid, and so on.

How Fast is the Yacht BG and What Engines Does It Use?

Powered by twin 905 hp Caterpillar 3508 DITA d diesel engines, the BG can cruise at 13 knots and reach 15 knots. With her 70,000-liter fuel tank, she has a range of about 5,000 nautical miles at cruising speed. 

What’s the Interior of the Valor Yacht/BG Yacht Like?

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Because the Valor/BG was so heavily featured on Below Deck and is now a charter yacht, there have been lots of looks inside the yacht to show it off over the years. 

Regarding accommodations for charter guests, the Valor has room for 12 guests in 6 suites. This includes a master suite on the main deck, one VIP cabin, two double cabins, and two cabins that can operate as twins or doubles. There are eight beds, including two kings and two queens. There’s also room on board for a crew of 10.

The master suite is a full beam with walk-in closets and an ensuite bathroom. The bathroom even features a two-person shower.

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Outside of rooms, there are many other features and amenities to enjoy. After the 2021 refit, owner Bobby Genovese said, “Everything that could have been done to the boat has been done.” That included new paint, new toys, and upgraded technology throughout.

The new look includes a lot of soft and clean design touches. White is used extensively throughout, as well as light gray tones. This is contrasted with darker wood to give a clean and modern look. Overall, the aesthetic throughout the cabins and living spaces is minimalist, without too many overt touches of any particular style that some may find off-putting. It has the look of a modern hotel in many ways, providing that feeling of a luxury getaway from the usual, everyday sense of being at home, for instance.

Symmetry was also a big part of the interior design. Precise and easily navigated angles and layouts made getting around the yacht easy for guests and crew alike. This includes the layout of fixtures and furniture so that everything is streamlined with no surprises and a natural, intuitive design. 

Where Can I Find the Valor Yacht’s Deck Plan?

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If you want an up close and personal view of the deck plan, you can check it out here with a detailed picture of the yacht’s four decks. 

Features and Amenities

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Like any suitable yacht, especially a yacht charter, the Valor has toys and amenities to entice people to spend those big bucks and enjoy a week at sea. Look at some of the most exciting features you’ll find on board.

  • The BG has a large gym with a wide array of the latest equipment to enhance a workout routine
  • For something more relaxing, there’s a large deck Jacuzzi as well
  • A hydraulic swim platform
  • A massive wine selection in the main salon
  • Tons of upgraded tech amenities include satellite TV, sat phones, and the latest gaming systems
  • A deck theater for movie nights located on the sprawling aft deck that is also suitable for al fresco dining, parties, and just lounging

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The BG has a lot of water toys for a yacht of its size to ensure that guests are having fun on the water.

  • A massive, inflatable water slide 
  • For those who don’t want to stay wet, there’s also an inflatable climbing wall
  • Equipment for snorkeling
  • A pair of 2-seat Yamaha Jet-Skis
  • A pair of 2-person kayaks
  • Four F5 Seabobs
  • A kneeboard
  • A wakeboard and other towables
  • A pair of stand-up paddle boards
  • A 32′ 2″ Intrepid Tender
  • An 18’1” Novurania Tender 

The Bottom Line

The yacht Valor was only known by that name on the Show Below Deck. In real life, it started as the Charade after it was built in 1990 and was renamed BG, a name that it still holds as a charter yacht. 

Bobby Genovese owns the BG and measures 153 ’10”. It can accommodate 12 guests and features many amenities, including a giant inflatable water slide, a deck jacuzzi, and an aft deck cinema. The yacht is worth around $15 million, and a charter will cost you between $155,000 per week and $162,000, depending on season and availability. 

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Originally launched by the highly respected Dutch builder Feadship in 1990, superyacht BG (ex Charade, hull 642) is a well sized 47m (153') displacement vessel, with last refit in 2015. Luxury motor yacht BG features exterior design by De Voogt Naval Architects, with interior design by McMillen Design. BG also starred in the popular Bravo TV series 'Below Deck' as luxury yacht VALOR.

A total number of 12 guests can be accommodated aboard BG superyacht in pure comfort and luxury. She provides six luxuriously appointed cabins, including an amazingly generous full-beam master suite with walk-in closets and an en-suite with a two-person shower. The cabin can be found on the main deck, alongside a king-sized VIP cabin. The lower deck hosts the additional four guest cabins. The vessel is taken care of by a professional crew of 10.

BG Specifications

Made of steel and aluminium, this custom yacht is able to reach a top speed of 14,5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, thanks to her twin Caterpillar 3508 DITA diesel engines.

2015 Refit The extensive 2015 refit of BG yacht saw a complete overhaul of her interior. The vessel now boasts a beautiful Hampton Beach House-themed interior, styled by Taylor Hannah Architect.

Yacht Accommodation

Accommodation aboard luxury yacht BG is provided to up to 12 guests across 6 magnificent cabins, including a large full-beam master suite with walk-in closets and an en-suite with a two-person shower. The cabin can be found on the main deck, alongside a king-sized VIP cabin. The lower deck hosts the additional four guest cabins.

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Tenders & Toys ~ 5.5m/18ft Novurania with 150hp 4 Stroke Yamaha ~ Snorkelling Gear ~ Will have ALL the toys - full list coming soon! ||Communications ~ Satcom & cellular communications facilities ~ VSAT with VOIP ~ Wi-Fi internet access ||Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities ~ Comprehensive audio-visual systems ~ DirectTV, Apple TV, Airplay ~ KVH IP Mobile Cast (movies) ~ iPod docking stations ~ XBox One ~ Sky Lounge and Main Salon TV's: ~ Samsung 75in/190.5cm flat screen ~ Master Cabin TV ~ Samsung 47in/119.4cm flat screen ~ VIP Cabin TV: ~ Samsung 40in/101.6cm flat screen ~ Guest Cabins TV ~ Samsung 50in/127cm flat screen

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A Charter With The 'Below Deck' Crew Will Cost You

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From Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous to MTV Cribs , TV viewers have always been fascinated by fancy houses, crazy-big yachts, and the contents of famous people’s fridges. In that vein, a whole new season of Below Deck is on deck (sorry, had to) on Bravo, and the previews already have me dreaming of winning the lottery and getting my very own yacht to cruise around the British Virgin Islands with. But how much does it cost to charter the Valor, Below Deck 's new yacht? Let’s just say that I’ll need to really hit the lottery hard to have a chance of taking out that bad boy.

According to Yacht Charter Fleet, the Valor, which was previously named BG, is 154-feet long, sleeps up to 12 guests , and has a crew of 10. Built in 1990 and completely refitted in 2015 in a “Hampton-style” interior, the Valor offers “the very best in amenities and lounging options.” And it can be all yours for the low, low price of €140,000 per week, or $158,000 per week, plus expenses. Chump change, right?

While I’m not going to be renting a yacht for a week at that cost (I think I could afford a rowboat, maybe), a gal can dream, so here’s what I would do with the new cast of Below Deck on my British Virgin Island adventure.

Make Ben Whip Up Luxe Meals Just For Me

Ben, the resident chef on Below Deck , has plenty of experience with picky eaters on the yacht. Lucky for him, I am the opposite of picky — I eat everything. I would want him to whip me up complicated, luxurious meal so I can dine while overlooking the crystal blue waters of Tortola and think about how fabulous I am.

Ask Kate To Iron My Most Wrinkled Pieces

I am really great with doing laundry — it’s a chore I don’t mind — but I am pretty hopeless at ironing. It’s the bane of my existence. Sure, I can manage to make a t-shirt look unwrinkled, but if there is anything with seams or pleats or starch, it’s an ugly mess and I end up having it dry cleaned. Kate, however, presses all of her stew uniforms and she always looks like a million bucks, so if I were on the Valor, I might bring some of my laundry just so she can put her trademark creases on my pants.

Chill Out With Captain Lee

The captain doesn’t really fraternize with the guests on the yacht, save for a cocktail or two, but I want to sit with Captain Lee and pick his brain about all of his life experiences. You know that the guy has seen more than his fair share of crazy places and faces, and I want to hear all about his life on the water. I also want to talk about his favorite and least favorite Below Deck crew members — what he really thinks about them.

Like I said, my wallet is a little thin right now to be chartering a yacht like the Valor, but if I ever manage to save up $158,000, I think a week with the Below Deck crew would be well worth it.

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Who Owns The ‘Valor’ Yacht?

Joshua Palmer

The Valor Yacht – aka ‘BG Charade’ – is one of the mechanical superstars of TV’s Below Deck, but who actually owns it?

Bobby Genovese is the owner of the Valor yacht. However, its real name is the BG Charade. He’s owned the yacht since 2015 when he purchased it for a rumored $15,000,000.

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Read on to learn more about the Valor yacht and its multi-millionaire owner, Bobby Genovese.

Take To The High Seas

When it comes to the toys of the super-rich, there are few more prestigious than a yacht. They’re massively expensive modes of transport that are equipped with the latest in luxurious technology.

Most modern-day yachts are so unique that each one adopts its own personality and following. They’re characters in their own right, bursting at the seams with world-class design and production quality. 

In 2013, a cutting-edge reality show burst onto screens worldwide. The show, Below Deck, followed staff aboard the most luxurious yachts in the world.

It was a hit, and by 2020 would be entering its eighth season. The fans of the show adored seeing the finer side of life provided by the floating palaces. 

This show is where the Valor yacht first cropped up , at least in the public eye. The show reportedly raised the profile of the yacht massively, much to the delight of the owner.

That owner was Bobby Genovese , a Canadian entrepreneur with a net worth of $300 million. When he purchased the BG Charade (as it is truly named) in 2015, he paid an alleged $15 million.

Before Genovese, the gorgeous superyacht was owned by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. 

Conception of Luxury

The Valor yacht started life in the Netherlands, being built in the shipyards of the masters, Feadship. They put themselves forward as one of the most elite yacht building organizations in the world.

They constructed the Valor way back in 1990, meaning the craft has some years under its belt. When Genovese acquired her in 2015, he performed a complete refitting, inside and out.

When it comes to the technology and amenities within the Valor, the list is near-endless . The yacht boasts air conditioning, jacuzzis, a gym, a gaming room, and full internet and satellite technology.

It’s described as having a ‘Hamptons-style’ interior; a clean, airy, and immaculate appearance. Only the finest materials were used in the construction of the Valor. 

These yachts are built in a similar fashion to houses and hotels. Throughout the construction process, architects and interior designers were consulted.

The craft itself is quite simply enormous and boasts an incredible presence. It’s over forty-six meters in length and weighs more than five hundred tons. 

One of the most amazing things about the Valor yacht isn’t the size or even the luxurious fittings. It’s the fact that you can actually charter the craft for yourself, for a vacation or cruise. 

This is, after all, the premise of the show, Below Deck. Anyone with the upfront capital can charter the Valor, usually sailing around Florida and out across the Bahamas. 

However, the cost to charter the Valor will take your breath away. The base cost is around $170,000 per week . 

You have to bear in mind that this is just the cost to charter the yacht. You will also have to pay for provisions such as fuel, food, taxes, docking fees and even staffing. 

There are ‘yacht brokers’ who can arrange the charter, you just need to have a huge wallet. It’s a competitive business, and you can end up being provided a string of extras.

For example, you might set sail equipped with onboard jet-skis, or water ski equipment. Some passengers opt for water slides or snorkeling equipment. 

Of course, it isn’t just the Valor that can be chartered. There are dozens – if not hundreds – of yachts around the world, ripe for the taking. 

According to , some yachts (smaller ones) can be chartered for as little as $20,000. However, the other end of that spectrum can easily climb up over half a million dollars a week. 

If you’re lucky enough – and rich enough – you can join the ranks with your own yacht. There are countless celebrities that boast their own floating mansions.

You could join Johnny Depp, Rafael Nadal, Steven Spielberg, or Richard Branson. They all boast the finest of ocean-faring vessels.

It’s something to save up for, perhaps.

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Want to know how much it would cost to charter one of the luxury superyachts featured on US hit TV series Below Deck ? We take a look inside Below Deck ’s famous superyachts that you can charter for yourself, and find out what they have to offer charter guests on board.

Northern Sun

The star yacht of Below Deck Down Under season two, the 50.8-metre Northern Sun (originally delivered as Hokko Maru ) has lived a full and fascinating life. She was the largest yacht built by Narasaki Shipbuilding at the time and worked as an ice-class research vessel, analysing marine life and ocean currents in the North Japan Sea. As a result, she has the hardy constitution of an explorer, transformed from ship to superyacht under the stewardship of her new owners.

Northern Sun’s main deck is now dedicated entirely to entertainment, from the al fresco dining area to the main saloon with its piano and games table. Other leisure highlights include gym equipment, a dedicated library on the lower deck and an outdoor Jacuzzi, surrounded by sun pads and lounge beds. The owners’ addition of a forward seating area during her refit allows for versatile recreation, whether the mood calls for cocktail parties or quiet, waterside contemplation. 

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests across six cabins, with rich, warm interiors that feature natural materials such as narra and makore wood (commonly known as cherry mahogany). The ex-explorer also – naturally – has impressive stowing capacity. She's able to carry two Laser sailboats, scuba-diving equipment, a waterski and a two-deck-high inflatable water slide, with the broker describing her as a "family-orientated" vessel. 

Charter cost: Northern Sun is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from $161,700.

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60 metre Benetti motor yacht St David is the star of the tenth season of Below Deck, returning to the Caribbean with beloved Captain Lee. A finalist at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards , St David is a full-custom yacht with both interior and exterior design by British studio Winch Design .

She has made appearances at a number of high-profile events such as the Cannes Film Festival and has been spotted at various locations around the world including the Seychelles, Red Sea and Abu Dhabi. Accommodation is for 12 guests in six cabins, with a split-level master suite that lets in plenty of light.

A palatial theme characterises St David ’s social spaces, with features including a generous skylounge and a spiral staircase that leads through all three decks and is lit by a skylight in the spa pool of the sun deck. Elsewhere, St David has expansive water toy facilities and storage, including scuba dive gear, a new 7.2m tender, new Waverunners, and an electric foiling surfboard.

Charter cost: St David is managed by Morley Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from €325,000.

The star of Below Deck Mediterranean season seven, 49.8 metre Home is the first “green” superyacht to appear on the show. Featuring a ground-breaking combination of a super-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form by Van Oossanen Naval Architects with power provided by a hybrid propulsion system, Home boasts reduced emissions and fuel costs for the eco-conscious charter guest.

Defined by a distinctive vertical bow and large expanses of glass, Home was penned by Omega Architects and launched by Heesen in 2017. Her interiors, designed by Cristiano Gatto in a modern “Ibiza style”, can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins including a full-beam master cabin with a dedicated dressing room and a private office. There is also room for nine members of Below Deck crew on board, including Captain Sandy who has returned to the helm for the seventh season while Home is cruising the coasts of Malta .

The main socialising spot is up on the sundeck, complete with a Jacuzzi and sit-up bar, a shaded lounge and protection from the elements provided by glass screens. Closer to the water, a beach club with an air-conditioned gym is situated next to the swimming platform from which guests can launch the water toys including SeaBobs, Hoverboards, E-foils, Jet Skis and a Flyboard. Home also carries gear for scuba diving, waterskiing and wakesurfing for guests to make the most of their time on board.

Charter cost: Home is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from $245,000.

Sailing under her own name around the South Pacific islands of French Polynesia on Below Deck’s sixth series, the 56.4 metre 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. She is now starring in the latest season of the show, season nine, following her recent sale .

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 Worth Avenue retail 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: Starship is managed for charter by Worldwide Boat with a weekly charter rate starting from $275,000.

Lady Michelle

Sailing under her real name, Lady Michelle was the star of the sixth series of Below Deck Mediterranean , which was 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 hosted 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 $325,000.

The Wellington

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.

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. Worth Avenue retail charter 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 for charter by Worth Avenue with a weekly charter rate starting from €195,000.

Ionian Princess

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 with a weekly charter rate starting from $175,000.

Appearing on the second season of the show in 2014 under her own name, Ohana has since been sold and renamed Star Diamond 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.

For a fun entrance into the water, Star Diamond 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, Star Diamond 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: Star Diamond is managed by Ahoy Club and Northrop & Johnson with a weekly charter rate starting from $160,000.

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 not currently available for charter, though she was sold in 2020 for $9,900,000 by IYC and Worth Avenue Yachts to a buyer represented by Parsifal Yachting.

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