Bravo released Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4‘s trailer and BDSY fans want to know all the details. From where superyacht Parsifal III set sail (yes they’re on the same sailing yacht), to which cast members are returning from BDSY season 3, to when the first episode will be released on Bravo, die-hard fans need to know. We now know the premiere for Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 will air on Bravo on Monday, April 10 at 8 PM EST.
Every true BDSY fan knows the spinoff series didn’t hit its stride until the second season, when Captain Glenn Shepherd hired the trifecta of Chief Engineer Colin MacRae, First Officer Gary King, and Chief Stewardess Daisy Kelliher. On Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 the fun had by each department head returning for a second season together resulted in high ratings for the show. Let’s find out if they’re all back for another wild charter season.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 4 Cast’s Returning Crew
The preview for BDSY season 4 confirms that Captain Glenn will keep all of his favorite head of department crew and chief officer.
Colin, Gary and Daisy all rejoin Shepherd. However, the relationship dynamic from them gets flipped on its head. Apparently a love triangle forms among the three BDSY veterans on their third season together. The trailer shows Daisy kissing both Gary and Colin, and her possibly hooking up with the chief engineer. Gary confronts Daisy and accuses of her of using Colin to make him jealous.
Colin had girlfriends in season 2 and 3 of BDSY, which left him to live “vicariously” through Gary on party nights. However, he broke up with his previous girlfriend and was single for the first time on the show. Colin also returned to his home of New Zealand for the first time in six years after Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 ended filming.
The preview also shows all three senior BDSY veterans fooling around with other new crew, too!
— Bravo (@BravoTV) March 15, 2023
Before Bravo released any information on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4, evidence popped up that at least Glenn, Gary, and Daisy were all returning.
It was a no-brainer for BDSY production to bring back Captain Glenn, Gary, Daisy and Colin for a third season together. The only catch for Bravo was the added cost of retaining star power demands higher pay than the typical Bravo earnings of Below Deck cast.
BDSY season 3 fan-favorite Chef Marcos in sadly said he won’t be returning for another BDSY season. He cooked some of the best dishes on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3, and fans will certainly miss him. Fans won’t have to worry about Ashley Marti returning for a second time on BDSY season 4. She slammed Bravo and bragged about how much more money her OnlyFans account is making her.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 4’s New Cast, Including A New Chef
BDSY production hired some new attractive crew members for charter season 4.
Chef Ileisha Dell has more than 17 years experience cooking, and has been a yacht chef for nine. Hailing from a small town in Australia, she rose as a pastry chef in five-star restaurants in Sydney. Chef Dell previously worked for famous Australian Chef Matt Moran. As well, Ileisha worked as private chef in Australia for some of the most elite families, according to Bravo. Ileisha’s Instagram shows she enjoys traveling, partying, yoga, photography and film.
UK native Lucy Edmunds, originally from Wales, joins the crew as a stew. According to Bravo, Lucy worked at high-end restaurants and was a club manager at age 19. Lucy’s Instagram reveals she loves to have a good time.
Rounding out the stew crew, South Floridian Mads (Madison) Herrera grew up out on the ocean and around the yacht life. Madison has two years experience on boats prior to getting hired for BDSY season 4. Mads’ Instagram shows she loves to travel, too.
Southern Carolinian Chase Lemacks — besides cracking bad jokes about being a “fungi” — previously worked on motor yachts, so he may struggle to learn the ropes of a sailing yacht. Let’s hope he doesn’t end up like Tom Pearson from last season. Per Bravo, Chase likes to spend his spare time backpacking, hunting and repairing homes. Chase’s Instagram shows he’s very close with family and friends. He also looks eerily similar to other fired deckhand, Below Deck Adventure‘s Kyle Dickard.
Alex Propson, from Wisconsin, is the final new crew member on the deck team. Before becoming a yachtie, Alex worked in sales for eight years. He now has his captain’s license. Alex’s Instagram reveals he has an adorable Dalmatian pet dog.
Ileisha recently posted her traveling in Joshua Tree, California, with Mads, Alex and Chase, to it looks like most of the new crew are still close.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 4’s Filming Dates & Location
On the Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 reunion aired on June 27, Captain Glenn was located in Corsica, France. However, the reunion episode was filmed earlier, as Daisy noted on her podcast Pita Party in an episode released on June 20. In the podcast episode, her and Gary appear to be staying in the same hotel. In the reunion episode, Gary and Daisy were also together at Daisy’s apartment in London, UK. The timeline suggests they were likely quarantining ahead of going to the Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 location, where Captain Glenn was located. By the middle of August Captain Glenn and Gary King appear again together in new Parsifal uniforms, but Captain Glenn told a fan he’s not currently filming a new season.
Thus, filming began around June 13 when the Parsifal III chef noted the new season was starting. A Below Deck charter season is six weeks, so Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 would’ve wrapped up filming sometime at the end of July.
In a post in late July, Captain Glenn posted a picture of him discussing the Portisco Marina in Sardinia, Italy. Glenn notes in his post he’s “spending some time here this summer,” which suggested the new season is filmed there. The trailer confirmed that’s BDSY season 4’s filming location.
Sardinia is a region of Italy, and is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. On top of that, a BDSY fan on Reddit had a yacht tracker which had Parsifal III’s location at Portisco Marina on June 27, the time that they were filming season 4.
Another fan spotted the crew filming on Parsifal III in the Portisco Marina .
Corsica, France, the island where Napoleon Bonaparte grew up, isn’t too far. Perhaps season 4 is filmed in both France and Italy this season.
The previous three seasons were filmed in the following locations in chronological order: Greece, Croatia, and Spain.