Reality-TV fans, set your DVR for November 21. That’s when Below Deck season 10 premieres on Bravo, with a new yacht in a new destination. The superyacht St. David is the center of the action this time, cruising in St. Lucia. While the many megayachts appearing in Below Deck since it first aired in 2013 have been noteworthy, here are five reasons she stands out.
BIGGEST BELOW DECK BOAT
With a length of 197 feet (60 meters), St. David is officially the largest yacht in the program’s history. In fact, she’s larger than any of the yachts that have been in the spinoffs, too, like Below Deck Mediterranean. The yacht launched from Benetti in 2008, under the name Xanadu. Her current owner acquired her 10 years after that. Amid her various decks are accommodations for 12 people and 11 crewmembers, plus indoor-outdoor dining (below) and a an ample sundeck with an alfresco movie theater.
The superyacht St. David has a rich decor from Winch Design. Undoubtedly, one of the most eye-catching areas is the spiral stairway (below) connecting three decks. A skylight at the top of the stairway is actually the bottom of the hot tub on the sundeck, too. Additionally striking, the master suite has a split-level design, with the bedroom up a few steps from an intimate lounge. Plus, St. David has a massage cabin, with a massage therapist among the crewmembers. Not many yachts in her size range offer these benefits.
Since she’s been available for charter for several years, St. David has covered abundant nautical miles. Interestingly, she hasn’t limited charters to the typical Caribbean and Mediterranean destinations. She’s welcomed guests aboard in waters as far away as Abu Dhabi, for instance, along with the Seychelles.
As you’d expect of a charter yacht, this 197-footer carries plenty of watersports equipment. PWCs, an electric foiling surfboard, and a 23’6” (7.2-meter) tender are among them. So, too, are towables like an inflatable banana boat, along with SeaBobs.
YOU CAN CHARTER HER
The superyacht St. David is a successful charter yacht whose weekly rate starts at €325,000. She’s available through Morley Yachts as her central agent, which additionally sold the yacht to the current owner in 2018.
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