It’s hard to imagine Below Deck set in the cold waters. But it could happen. A spin-off series could be in the works unless it switches locations. Casting agents are working behind the scenes to make this happen.
From the beginning, the show shot in picturesque locations shot in warm locations. The popularity of the show led to the spin-offs of Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht. The crystal blue waters and tropical islands was desirable to aspiring yachties. Now, casting agents are looking for those who have an interest in “cold water yachting.”
As a result, it could film in a colder climate.
Below Deck headed to the cold seas?
According to the Charter Guest Casting website, casting agents are looking for potential charter guests to apply for their chance to be on the reality series. “Below Deck is looking for charter guests for a fun filled luxury cold water yachting and adventure experience!” the announcement on the website reads.
Interestingly enough, the casting call sounds similar to previous ones. It revealed an “opportunity for jet-setters who love the lavish lifestyle and want to travel to various exclusive destinations above a luxury super-yacht at discounted rate!” Charter guests who appear on the show don’t pay full price. Instead, they save money and get to be on television. A win-win for everyone.
The announcement then added that: “You and your guests will be wined, dined and participate in adventurous excursions all while yachting through majestic waters!”
— Captain Sandy Yawn (@CaptSandyYawn) January 22, 2021
Casting agents want to interview potential guests. Expect to get questions like, “Why do you want to be on Below Deck?” The agents will also ask the charter guests if they have been on a previous charter in the past. Additionally, they may ask if the guests are celebrating a special occasion or milestone.
The interview process may be more stringent due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Guests will have to hold a valid and up-to-date U.S. passport. Plus, casting agents need to know how many people will be included in the party. However, there is no information on the casting for crew members.
How much does a charter cost?
In December 2020, Bravo After Thoughts leaked a Below Deck Med Season 6 guest call sheet. The information first appeared on the cult pop culture account, Deux Moi. According to the casting call sheet, guests pay between $40,000-$45,000 for their charter vacation and to appear on the series.
“We have two charters that will be 2 nights, 3 days for the discounted price of $40,000,” the charter sheet reads. “There are 5 charters that are 3 night, 4 days at $45,000. The charter fee covers round trip economy airfare to/from Malta for everybody in the group (maximum of 8 total guests), hotel accommodations the night before and the night after your charter (maximum of 4 rooms), all food and beverages on the yacht and a personalized itinerary while on charter.”
Any @BelowDeck fans who want to be on #BelowDeckMed with @CaptSandyYawn you will love this insight into the application terms and conditions … and it’s coming from Malta 🚢#BelowDeck @capthlr @BelowDeckMedFan @BelowDeckFans @belowdecks_sot @BelowDeckMedTV @belowdecktv pic.twitter.com/xRHC9U4Y2z
— Johnny Seifert (@JohnnySeifert) December 29, 2020
Of course, the tip is not included in the final price. The charter group is responsible for paying a tip at the end of their trip. Most guests pay between $15,000 and $22,000. The show has a mix between heavy hitters and cheap charter guests.
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