Below Deck staggering cost of production is revealed as yacht owners react to partying on their boats

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A Under the bridge The yacht owner reveals how much he has been paid for the use of his boat and others react to the party taking place on board as the jaw-dropping amount of money it takes to film the spectacle is revealed.

Many networks prefer reality television because the genre is quite cheap to produce compared to scripted television. However, the same cannot be said of Under the bridge as it typically costs over $10 million per season to produce.

In 2019, Under the Mediterranean Bridge alum Hannah Ferrier explained what it costs to film the Bravo series.

“All I have is gossip, and the numbers are between $10 million and $12 million,” she told the Daily Mail. “It’s a very expensive show to film.”

Of course, chartering a yacht for a six-week season is extremely expensive since the average cost of a weekly yacht charter is around $200,000. Bobby Genovese — who owns the boat known as the Value featured in seasons four, five and seven of Under the bridge – recently revealed how much he was paid for the use of his boat while explaining why he agreed to the deal.

“I don’t use the boat during those six weeks. They paid me a million dollars, they fixed the damage [they caused]my crew had the opportunity to have time off, and that made sense to me,” Bobby told Docwalk in April.

Note that the real name of his boat is BG. Since he didn’t want his ship associated with the show, the stage name Value was chosen.

Meanwhile, Jim Glidewell — who owns the yacht Ohana featured in the show’s second season – said he didn’t want to use a stage name for his ship as he talked about the great experience he had working with Bravo.

“Well done has it like a science. It’s not bad at all. It’s very well done,” he explained.Captain Lee [Rosbach] very well managed, but I had a second and an engineer on board for backup [who were not shown on television].”

Jim went on to say that the typical guests on his boat are nothing like the show’s charter guests, as they are not “spring-breaking adults”. Kim Vibe Petersenwho own Parsifal III to Sailboat under the bridgeapparently agrees with Jim about the guests, but he also thinks the crew members are a bit over the top as well.

“It’s not totally like the real thing,” Kim revealed. “The crew are hopping around in our hot tub and all over the boat. That part is maybe a bit over the top.

Regarding the Bravery owner, he refuses to watch the show because he prefers not to know what is happening on his boat. Also, if anyone tries to talk to Bobby about something that happened on his boat, he immediately cuts off the conversation.

Sailboat under the bridge season two airs Monday nights on Bravo at 9/8c, and Under the Mediterranean Bridge season six is ​​set to return this summer.