Could One of These Luxury Superyachts Be on the Next ‘Below Deck’?
Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean has provided a voyeuristic peek inside some of the most luxurious superyachts in the world. The hit Bravo shows offer a complex insider look at what happens during a season of superyacht chartering.
From the guests and the crew to the vessel, each aspect is a character within itself. For instance, superyacht Sirocco, which has been featured twice on Below Deck Med has shown to have a number of challenges for the crew. The anchor is a running issue, but also the galley kitchen posed a number of problems for all three chefs.
And while guests travel in luxury all the way, how much more luxurious (and larger) can superyachts become? The Monaco Boat Show recently unveiled a fleet that can only be considered the largest and most luxurious vessels to hit the high seas. Could one of these yachts end up on Below Deck someday?
This yacht has an indoor/outdoor cinema
The 348 foot Amadea is a floating palace. The vessel offers eight cabins that can comfortably sleep, 22 guests. That means the Below Deck crew would need to hire considerably more people to handle the superyacht. In fact, it takes 36 crew members to successfully run Amadea.
Amenities are quite abundant. Forbes notes, “Amadea’s 30-foot-long infinity pool stands out even among superyacht pools and her selection of inside and outside cinemas, represent the epitome of luxury, comfort and exclusivity.”
These 295-foot superyachts are built for total luxury
Forbes identified two 295 foot superyachts designed for luxury all the way. The Phoenix 2 and DreAMBoat both have the amenities and design high-end clients demand. Inspired by Art Deco style, Phoenix 2 can comfortably accommodate 12 guests among six cabins. The vessel requires about 28 crew members and gets up to a cruising speed of about 14 knots. Guests can charter this vessel for about $1 million per week in either the Med or Caribean.
DreAMBoat is certainly a dream because this vessel can entertain 23 guests. It requires up to 33 crew members, according to Forbes. Home Depot billionaire and Atlanta Falcon’s owner Arthur Blank owns the vessel.
These superyachts offer all the ammenties
Forbes also identified superyachts BOLD, Here Comes the Sun, and Secret as being some of the largest in at the boat show. According to the builder, “BOLD, previously named SILVER LOFT, is the fifth, largest and most recent superyacht built by Australia’s premier luxury yacht builder SILVERYACHTS.”
Here Comes the Sun is the largest AMELS yacht built to date, according to Forbes. This yacht offers six decks and a touch and go helipad too. Guests can enjoy 900 meters of outdoor deck space, plus a grand bar, sauna, steam room, and water toys.
The 270 foot Secret boasts six cabins to house 12 guests. Plus a seventh “guest-finished cabin accommodating three children or staff.” Guests can view the latest films at the onboard cinema. Or hit the gym, ride the elevator or get a massage.
These excellent yachts may also fit the bill
On the “smaller” end of the super-large superluxury, yachts are Excellence, Dragon, and Mimtee, ranging from 262 feet to 258 feet. Excellence offers 262 feet of grandeur. “Excellence boasts a two-deck foyer encased in massive, frameless glass panels granting a perfect outlook at all times and creating an unforgettable impression,” according to the yacht brochure.
Dragon is part of the Palumbo Superyachts brand, Forbes reports. “The lower deck houses the crew area with 10 cabins, dinette, steel kitchen, gym, technical rooms including a garage for the two main tenders of 7 and 9.5 metres (the latter built directly by the yard); the lobby with elevator and a guest cabin. This teak bridge is completed by the large 200 square meter beach club which includes a bar, a sauna and a Turkish bath, several relaxation areas and a chaise lounge,” the brochure explains.
Also, Mimtee can entertain up to 12 guests with 14 crew members. Guests can soak in the rooftop jacuzzi and then dine on the aft deck.