The beloved American Below Deck franchise has docked on Aussie shores with the series spin-off Below Deck Down Under – but what does it take to be a charter guest and how much do they pay to board the super-yacht?

In episode 73 of the So Dramatic! podcast, we revealed an email from producers, outlining the requirements of being a guest.

The group will have “exclusive use of the superyacht at a highly discounted rate”.  Intrigued? Yeah buoy!

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Bravo’s Below Deck franchise is launching Below Deck Down Under. Source: Peacock.

“The discounted rates for the superyachts would be: three-day charter is $52,000 (AUD), a four-day charter is $59,000, plus a tip, which is a minimum of $19,500.”

Sorry???? A $19k TIP – WTF?!

“We understand times are hard, so the network are happy to consider the offer of just the tip.” Again, WTF?!

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The charter guests will have “exclusive use of the superyacht at a highly discounted rate”. Source: Bravo.

Another source confirmed this, saying that the yachties split the tip at the end of the charter.

“They would fly us up to [Queensland] and we just had to share the $20,000 tip between eight of us.

“Just” share a $20K tip between them?  We can barely afford to share an Uber home!

Here’s What the Below Deck Down Under Guests Are Getting For Their Money

Given that the Below Deck Down Under charter guests are paying through the roof for their stay, you would hope that they are at least getting the most luxurious of luxury experiences, right?

Welp, they’re in luck because Below Deck producers have snapped up the impressive super-yacht, Thalassa

The stunning vessel, the “Thalassa” — which means “sea” in Greek — will be home to our yachties and guests.

Below Deck Down under yacht
Below Deck Down Under guests pay $59,000 plus a tip to board the yacht “Thalassa”. Source: Yacht Charter Fleet.

And it won’t be the first time the Below Deck: Down Under superyacht is the main character on camera.

Originally named Keri Lee III, it was used in the 2008 film Fool’s Gold starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. Wow, that’s one famous boat!

It houses a beauty salon, a massage room and a hot tub with a movie screen.  

Alright, alright, alright! If Bravo! can throw in Matthew McConaughey as part of their “just the tip” deal, you’ll catch us on the next flight to Airlie Beach.

Let’s just hope the captain doesn’t crash the yacht!

Want even more goss about Below Deck Down Under? Listen to episode 73 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below!

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