New reality TV show on charter sailing yachts launches

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A new reality television series that is part of the “Below Deck” franchise has been announced by Bravo. “Below Deck Sailing Vessel,” which is the working title, will focus on the realities of charter aboard luxury sailing yachts.

The original Below Deck series, which focused on luxury motoryachts, averaged 2.6 million total viewers last season, with one episode attracting 3.2 million viewers. It was the highest-rated season in its six-year run. The Below Deck Mediterranean series had an average of 2.4 million viewers, showing double-digit growth for the second consecutive season.

The sailing yacht series is expected to have a similar format, with young, fit crews, exotic locations, demanding charter guests, and an “upstairs/downstairs” level of service.

“Below Deck Sailing Vessel will follow an adventurous crew as they cater to their guests' every whim while sailing around breathtaking, exotic locations,” said a release on BravoTV.com. “But the world of luxury sailing yachts might be even more chaotic, if you can believe that. With a sleeker design than their motor yacht counterparts, sailboats have smaller galleys, stew stations, and living quarters, which we have a feeling equals more drama.”

The release did not say when the series would begin. 

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