By J. Peterson for Daily Mail Australia
The Under Deck franchise has become a hit in recent years, spawning several spin-offs, including the Australian version Under Deck Down Under.
And now a true yachting industry professional has revealed exactly how much money it can cost to be a charter guest on a luxury superyacht.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Jocelyn O’Keefe of Coral Sea Marina Marketing said a week-long trip could set someone back $300,000.
Cha-ching: A yachting industry professional has revealed how much it REALLY costs to rent a luxury superyacht like on Under Deck
“We often have superyachts moored at Coral Sea Marina between their charters, with two popular domestic charter agents being Ocean Alliance and The Super Yacht People,” she explained.
“For a week-long trip, a superyacht can cost you between $150,000 and $300,000.”
“A superyacht is the most upscale yacht experience in the Whitsundays, but we have many other yachts available to suit all budgets,” she continued.
“The bigger the superyacht, the more expensive the charter.”
Expensive: “For a week-long voyage, a superyacht can cost you between $150,000 and $300,000,” revealed Jocelyn O’Keefe of Coral Sea Marina Marketing
Jocelyn also offered some advice on how to experience yacht travel on a budget, suggesting guests opt for a smaller sailboat instead.
However, she indicated that it is still essential to ensure that the yacht has a crew to manage the boat and a chef on board to do all the cooking.
“Our recommendation would be to hire the largest bareboat available for your budget, then hire a cruising guide and a cook,” she explained.
Crew: even when you’re sailing on a budget, it’s still important to have a crew to run the boat and a chef on board for all the cooking
“Leopard 50 is an incredible yacht that can accommodate a large group or two families – it’s the best option if you’re looking for a superyacht experience on a budget – everything is included, just take yourself -even,” she continued. .
“The Whitsundays have several supply companies that can take the thought of food and drink away. Alternatively, you can hire a private charter for 1-7 nights.
Under Deck Down Under was filmed on location in the Whitsundays last year.
Location: Below Deck Down Under was filmed on location in the Whitsundays last year
Customers take short charters of three days and two nights and would receive a significant discount in exchange for permission to film the trip.
However, the charter is not free and customers are also required to leave a tip at the end of the charter, which can range from $10,000 to $30,000.
This season of Under Deck Down Under has already introduced outrageous guests, influencers and strippers to a cryptocurrency entrepreneur.
The series currently airs exclusively on hayu in Australia and on Peacock in America.
Budget: Passengers take short three-day, two-night charters on the lower deck and would receive a significant discount in exchange for being allowed to film the trip.