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Below Deck Mediterranean
GenreReality
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes142 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Mark Cronin
  • Nadine Rajabi
  • Courtland Cox
Running time43-68 minutes
Production company51 Minds Entertainment
Original release
NetworkBravo
ReleaseMay 3, 2016 (2016-05-03) –
present
Related

Below Deck Mediterranean is an American reality television series that premiered on Bravo on May 3, 2016. Developed as the first spin-off of Below Deck, it has aired seven seasons.[1][2] The eighth season premiered on September 25, 2023.[3]

The series chronicles the lives of the crew members who work and reside aboard a 150-foot-plus superyacht during a charter season in Greece (Season 1 and 9),[2] Croatia (Seasons 2 and 6), Italy (Season 3 and 8), France (Season 4), Spain (Season 5) and Malta (Season 7)[4] which consists of filming for around six weeks with the cast temporarily replacing the conventional crew.[5][6] All seasons are currently available on Peacock streaming service.

Yachts[edit]

Summary[edit]

  • Ionian Princess[7][8] at 46m/150 ft[9]
  • Sirocco[10][11] built by Dutch shipyard Heesen 2006|2013 at 47m/154 ft[12]
  • Talisman Maiton[13][14] at 54m/178 ft[15]
  • The Wellington[16][17] (aka the Wellesley)[18] built by Dutch shipyard OceanCo 1993|2016 at 56.2m/184'5 ft
  • Lady Michelle[16][19]
  • Home[20] built by Dutch shipyard Heesen 2017 at 49 m (160 ft)[21]
  • Mustique

Specifications[edit]

Specifications from Yacht Charter Fleet[22]
Season Yachts Model Built | Refit Built By Length Cruising Speed
Season 1 "Ionian Princess" Custom 2005 | 2021 Christensen (U.S.A.) 45.72 m (150 ft) [23] 12 Knots
Season 2 & 4 "Sirocco" 4700 Series 2006 | 2013 Heesen (Dutch) 47m (154 ft 2in) [24] 22 Knots
Season 3 "Talisman Maiton" Custom 2006 | 2016 Turquoise Yachts (Turkish) 54.2m (177 ft 10in) [25] 12 Knots
Season 5 "The Wellington"

(aka "The Wellesley")

Custom 1993 | 2016 OceanCo (Dutch) 56.2m (184 ft 5in) [26] 14 Knots
Season 6 "Lady Michelle"

(aka "Next Chapter")

Custom 2003 | 2017 Benetti (Italian) 55m (180 ft 5in) [27] 14 Knots
Season 7 "Home" Custom 2017 Heesen (Dutch) 49m (160 ft 9in) [28] 13 Knots
Season 8 & 9 "Mustique" Custom 2005 Trinity Yachts (U.S.A.) 54.99m (180 ft 5in)[29] 12 Knots

Cast[edit]

Season 1: Ionian Princess[edit]

First aired: May 3, 2016

  • Mark Howard – Captain[30]
  • Bryan Kattenburg – Bosun (ep 1), First Officer (ep 1–13)
  • Ben Robinson – Chef
  • Hannah Ferrier – Chief Stewardess
  • Julia d'Albert Pusey – 2nd Stewardess
  • Tiffany Copeland – 3rd Stewardess
  • Danny Zureikat – Deckhand (ep 1–12)
  • Jen Riservato – Deckhand
  • Bobby Giancola – Deckhand

Season 2: Sirocco[edit]

First aired: May 2, 2017

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain
  • Adam Glick – Chef
  • Hannah Ferrier – Chief Stewardess
  • Christine "Bugsy" Drake – 2nd Stewardess
  • Lauren Cohen – 3rd Stewardess
  • Wesley Walton – Bosun
  • Malia White – Deckhand (ep 1–10), Lead Deckhand (ep 11–14)
  • Max Hagley – Deckhand
  • Bobby Giancola – Deckhand

Season 3: Talisman Maiton[edit]

First aired: May 15, 2018

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain[31]
  • Adam Glick – Chef
  • Hannah Ferrier – Chief Stewardess
  • Brooke Laughton – 2nd Stewardess
  • Kasey Cohen – 3rd Stewardess
  • Conrad Empson – Bosun
  • João Franco – Lead Deckhand
  • Colin Macy-O'Toole – Deckhand
  • Jamie Jason – Deckhand

Season 4: Sirocco[edit]

First aired: June 3, 2019

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn - Captain
  • Mila Kolomeitseva – Chef (ep 1–5)
  • Ben Robinson – Chef (ep 13–18)
  • Hannah Ferrier – Chief Stewardess
  • Aesha Scott – 2nd Stewardess
  • Anastasia Surmava – 3rd Stewardess (ep 1–4, 13–18), Chef (ep 5–12)
  • June Foster – 3rd Stewardess (ep 7–13)
  • João Franco – Bosun
  • Travis Michalzik – Lead Deckhand
  • Colin Macy-O'Toole – Deckhand
  • Jack Stirrup – Deckhand

Season 5: The Wellington[edit]

First aired: June 1, 2020

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain[32]
  • Hindrigo "Kiko" Lorran – Chef (ep 1–10)[33]
  • Tom Checketts – Chef (ep 11–20)[34]
  • Hannah Ferrier – Chief Stewardess (ep 1–12)
  • Lara Flumiani – 2nd Stewardess (ep 1–3)
  • Christine "Bugsy" Drake – 2nd Stewardess (ep 4–12), Chief Stewardess (ep 12–20)[35]
  • Aesha Scott – 2nd Stewardess (ep 13–20)[36]
  • Jessica More – 3rd Stewardess
  • Malia White – Bosun
  • Peter Hunziker – Lead Deckhand (ep 1–6), Deckhand (ep 7–20) – later fired by the production company.[37]
  • Alex Radcliffe – Deckhand (ep 1–18), Lead Deckhand (ep 18–20)
  • Robert Westergard – Deckhand

Season 6: Lady Michelle[edit]

First aired: June 28, 2021

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain[38]
  • Mathew Shea – Chef
  • Katie Flood – Chief Stewardess
  • Lexi Wilson – 2nd Stewardess (ep 1–9), Stewardess (ep 9–13)
  • Courtney Veale – 3rd Stewardess (ep 1–9), Stewardess (ep 9–14), 2nd Stewardess (ep 15–18)
  • Delaney Evans – Stewardess (ep 9–13)
  • Malia White – Bosun
  • David Pascoe – Deckhand (ep 1–16), Lead Deckhand (ep 17–18)
  • Lloyd Spencer – Deckhand
  • Mzi "Zee" Dempers – Deckhand

Season 7: Home[edit]

First aired: July 11, 2022

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain
  • David White – Chef
  • Natasha "Tasha" Webb – Chief Stewardess
  • Natalya "Nat" Scudder – 2nd Stewardess
  • Kyle Viljoen – 2nd Steward
  • Elena Dubaich – Stewardess (ep 18–19)
  • Raygan Tyler – Bosun (ep 1–5)
  • Storm Smith – Lead Deckhand (ep 1–5), Provisional Bosun (ep 5–9), Bosun (ep 9–19)
  • Mzi "Zee" Dempers – Deckhand
  • Jason Gaskell – Deckhand (ep 1–14)
  • Courtney Veale – Deckhand (ep 6–13), Lead Deckhand (ep 13–19)
  • Reid Jenkins – Deckhand (ep 14–19)

Season 8: Mustique[edit]

First aired: September 25, 2023

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain
  • Jack Luby – Chef
  • Natalya "Nat" Scudder – Temp Chief Stewardess (ep 1–2), 3rd Stewardess (ep 3–9)
  • Tumi Mhlongo – Chief Stewardess (ep 2–16)
  • Kyle Viljoen – 2nd Steward (ep 3–16)
  • Jessika Asai – 2nd Stewardess (ep 1–2), 4th Stewardess (ep 3–10), 3rd Stewardess (ep 10–16)
  • Brooke Boney – Temp Stewardess (ep 1–2)
  • Lily Davison – 4th Stewardess (ep 10–16)
  • Ruan Irving – Bosun (ep 1)
  • Luka Brunton – Deckhand (ep 1), Provisional Bosun (ep 1–2), Bosun (ep 2–16)
  • Lara Du Preez – Deckhand (ep 1–5), Lead Deckhand (ep 5–16)
  • Haleigh Gorman – Deckhand
  • Max Salvador – Deckhand (ep 3–16)

Season 9: Mustique[edit]

First aired: June 3, 2024[39]

  • Sandra "Sandy" Yawn – Captain
  • Johnathan Shillingford – Chef
  • Aesha Scott – Chief Stewardess
  • Elena Dubaich – 2nd Stewardess
  • Bri Muller – 3rd Stewardess
  • Iain Maclean – Bosun
  • Joe Bradley – Lead Deckhand
  • Nathan Gallager – Deckhand
  • Gael Cameron – Deckhand

Timeline[edit]

Cast Members Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Mark Howard Captain
Sandra "Sandy" Yawn Captain
Bryan Kattenburg 1st Mate
Ben Robinson Chef Chef
Hannah Ferrier Chief Stew
Julia d'Albert Pusey Stew
Tiffany Copeland Stew
Danny Zureikat Deck
Jen Riservato Deck
Bobby Giancola Deck
Adam Glick Chef
Christine "Bugsy" Drake Stew Stew/CStew
Lauren Cohen Stew
Wesley Walton Bosun
Malia White Deck Bosun
Max Hagley Deck
Brooke Laughton Stew
Kasey Cohen Stew
Conrad Empson Bosun
João Franco Deck Bosun
Colin Macy-O'Toole Deck
Jamie Jason Deck
Mila Kolomeitseva Chef
Aesha Scott Stew Chief Stew
Anastasia Surmava Stew/Chef
June Foster Stew
Travis Michalzik Deck
Jack Stirrup Deck
Hindrigo "Kiko" Lorran Chef
Lara Flumiani Stew
Jessica More Stew
Peter Hunziker Deck
Alex Radcliffe Deck
Robert Westergaard Deck
Mathew Shea Chef
Katie Flood CStew
Lexi Wilson Stew
Courtney Veale Stew Deck
Delaney Evans Stew
David Pascoe Deck
Lloyd Spencer Deck
Mzi "Zee" Dempers Deck
David White Chef
Natasha Webb CStew
Natalya Scudder Stew
Elena Dubaich Stew Stew
Kyle Viljoen Stew
Storm Smith Deck/Bosun
Jason Gaskell Deck
Reid Jenkins Deck
Raygan Tyler Bosun
Jack Luby Chef
Tumi Mhlongo CStew
Jessika Asai Stew
Lily Davison Stew
Luka Brunton Deck/Bosun
Lara Du Preez Deck
Haleigh Gorman Deck
Max Salvador Deck
Ruan Irving Bosun
Johnathan Shillingford Chef
Bri Muller Stew
Iain Maclean Bosun
Joe Bradley Deck
Nathan Gallager Deck
Gael Cameron Deck

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)July 26, 2016 (2016-07-26)
215May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15)
317May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)
418June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03)September 30, 2019 (2019-09-30)
522June 1, 2020 (2020-06-01)October 26, 2020 (2020-10-26)
618June 28, 2021 (2021-06-28)October 18, 2021 (2021-10-18)
720July 11, 2022 (2022-07-11)November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)
816September 25, 2023 (2023-09-25)January 22, 2024 (2024-01-22)
9TBAJune 3, 2024 (2024-06-03)TBA

Broadcast[edit]

Below Deck Mediterranean airs on the Bravo cable network in the United States; the first episode premiered on Tuesday at 9/8pm ET/PT on May 3, 2016. A half-hour preview special of the series aired on March 23, 2016.[30] In 2021, the British Channel 4 acquired the series for its E4 'youth' TV channel, with the first episode due to begin on February 22, 2021 at 7:30pm.[40]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Below Deck Mediterranean : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516171819202122
11.040.710.930.881.191.011.081.061.161.381.301.411.311.11
20.911.031.090.881.161.141.251.261.131.231.351.481.391.451.161.19
31.251.261.361.311.431.521.531.301.311.441.631.441.491.401.391.301.281.40
41.181.431.701.621.651.651.611.561.591.661.661.551.711.611.641.511.521.581.56
51.511.521.731.731.591.671.691.601.681.711.731.871.741.771.721.561.661.601.491.621.251.141.62
61.141.161.291.181.101.261.111.221.201.190.940.971.031.001.011.081.091.12
71.000.980.941.081.121.000.910.890.840.740.890.740.800.760.840.850.800.690.690.650.86
80.690.830.880.850.750.890.740.780.780.890.820.830.720.760.610.880.79
90.890.890.74TBD
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research[41]

Controversies[edit]

Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier, who had appeared in the first five seasons, was fired during Season 5 after Malia photographed a box of Valium and an empty THC pen in Ferrier's cabin. Hannah was immediately fired by Captain Sandy and removed from the boat. It later transpired the medication was prescribed to help her deal with anxiety. Ferrier criticized the show for the repeated references to her medication as "drugs" and for using her illness as a plotline, although the THC was not prescribed.[42]

After 3 episodes of Season 5 had been aired on Bravo, Deckhand Peter Hunziker was fired by the production company for his racist and misogynistic posts on social media. His appearances were minimized in later episodes.[37]

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