‘Below Deck’ Is Now Casting for This New Spinoff
As fans eagerly await Below Deck Mediterranean to return this spring and while Below Deck films in Asia, Below Deck is starting to cast for an entirely new show.
The franchise teased another version and a casting agent is looking for crew. According to Diana Wallace Casting, Below Deck is looking for yachties who are sailboat trained. “Do you work on a BIG SAILBOAT?” according to an Instagram post. “Now casting all positions of yachties with sailing experience for an amazing new opportunity!”
Some details were previously released, plus the casting agent who created the post included additional information on Instagram.
This is the rumored location
Instead of the Med or an exotic European destination, this Below Deck installment is rumored to set sail around Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. That means sweeping views of gorgeous historic lighthouses. Plus more tasty sunsets and probably the same level of drama that the franchise delivers.
Cape Cod and the Vineyard are also ideal sailing locations too. According to Carol Kent Yacht Charters International, viewers/passengers will be treated to unspoiled beach beauty close to Boston. Plus a bevy of ports makes it easy to explore. Both Edgartown and Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard are fun and accessible ports. Plus a number of areas along the Cape are ideal for sailing.
When it comes time for the crew to party, they’ll have no problem finding fun pubs and seafood shanties for dining. Maybe they’ll also go all out and do an authentic New England clam bake at one point on iconic Lucy Vincent Beach on the Vineyard.
Casting appears to be looking to fill all positions
The casting post included hashtags for a chef, stews, deckhands, first mates, a bosun and a female deckhand (Rhylee Gerber, are you game?). One former Below Deck alum responded to the post.
Emile Kotze was the doe-eyed deckhand who had the hots for stew Raquel Dakota on Below Deck season 3. Kotze responded to the post, “Finally.” So does that mean he may consider a return to the series?
The casting call seems to be timed right. Since summer is the ideal time to set sail in New England, casting agents will need to fill the spots over the next few months. The Cape and the islands can still be chilly in early June.
The vessel will be completely different
The show will also have a different name. Below Deck Sailing seems to be what fans will tune into. The casting agent wrote in an Instagram story, “This season is going to be a little different…and its taking place on a sailing vessel.”
Even though the vessel will be different than what viewers are used to seeing, a sailboat can still be placed in the yacht category. Plus passengers will go in luxury all the way. Some large luxury sailboats can comfortably sail with up to 10 guests with three cabins. Dining rooms, luxurious sitting rooms and bars are usually included.
Plus don’t forget about those all-important (and dreaded for deckhands) water toys. Even though New England is pretty breezy during the summer most luxury sailboats have A/C on those off hot and humid August days. Who’s excited?
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