After all, it’s only natural to want to go on a virtual vacation somewhere spectacular after checking up with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast or giggling at the latest RHONJ taglines. Introducing Below Deck, a reality show that follows the crew of a luxury boat and the guests who accompany them.
Whether you’ve been watching since the show premiered in 2013 or are just learning about it, you probably have a few questions. For example, who is responsible for the cost of the charter flights? Does anyone know when we might expect a new Kate Chastain movie? How much does it cost to rent the yacht? My friend needs my help.
Here are the answers to all of your questions, as well as some amusing facts!
So, how much does the “Below Deck” boat cost to rent?
When asked about the cost of renting a Below Deck yacht by Entertainment Tonight in 2017, long-time actress Kate revealed that it is expensive.
For a seven-day trip on a 150-foot boat, the cost is around $150,000, she said. “However, that does not account for the costs of travel, gasoline, meals, drinks, docking, or tips. So, for a week’s vacation on a boat like Valor, I would estimate that it would cost about $250,000.” 😱
Anyone interested in splitting it up or…?
And, of course, the guests do pay to charter the boat.
Free ocean trips are not being offered by Bravo! (Bummer.) The guests that appear on the show are responsible for their own expenses, including gratuities.
Producer Mark Cronin noted, “They spend their real money to be on the show.” It’s then up to them to decide what the gratuity is.
Cox’s co-producer Courtland Cox echoed similar sentiment. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to hire a large yacht with an experienced and fun crew and enjoy a three-day cruise in a beautiful location,” he said.
Apparently, assembling a cast for “Below Deck” wasn’t a simple task.
Season 1’s cast was challenging to assemble, according to Mark and Courtland. According to Courtland, “since it was an unknown entity,” it was difficult to convince yacht crew members to agree to participate in the show from the outset. Because they didn’t want to damage their future work prospects, many were naturally wary.
However, as soon as it started underway, it was a breeze to attract new participants. As Courtland pointed out, “the vast majority of people who do the show always say, ‘I do it because I want my friends and family to understand what my job is,'” There are some who think they can better explain their job duties to loved ones if they join the crew of Below Deck.
Kate Chastain may be returning in the future.
For the past seven seasons, Kate has served as the show’s head chef. A woman shouldn’t be wearing a skort at 38, she said in an interview with Bravo. Fair enough!
However, there are rumblings that Kate may be making a comeback. Some of her followers believe she left Chat Room to make room for Below Deck because of her recent departure from Bravo. Aside from the impending spinoff, Galley Talk: Below Deck: Galley Talk, she will undoubtedly feature on the original show.
The show, as well as the drama, is authentic.
The question of whether or not reality shows are scripted is a common one among viewers, but the creators of Below Deck insist that it is not.
When it comes to reality television, “I think people have become so cynical that they think that everything is planned out five or eight stages in advance, and we are truly capturing what’s happening on a working charter yacht with individuals who work on the yacht,”
Courtland said. When it comes to the program’s plot, I’d like to be able to come up with stuff like “the things that actually happen on the show,” which I’d be unable to come up with in a million years.
Interesting! What about a marathon of “Below Deck”?