Below Deck Mediterranean season 8 is shocking fans with all of the twists and turns that took place off the coast of Genoa, Italy, and Italian Riviera. From Bosun Ruan Irving providing forged yachtie credentials to a mutiny brewing in the interior department to replacement Bosun Luka Brunton fooling around with most of the female crew, the season is definitely delivering in the drama department. But how long ago did the crew serve needy charter guests on the show? When did Below Deck Med season 8 film on superyacht Mustique and for how long? Show Star News has some definitive answers.
Although Bravo doesn’t give exact details on when it films new seasons of Below Deck and its several spinoff franchises, there’s still typically evidence online revealing when these charter seasons get shot. For example, fans already know lots about Below Deck season 11 filming details because of evidence online. Below Deck Med season 8 filming timeline and details are no different.
When Did Below Deck Med Season 8 Film & For How Long?
Near the start of filming, Ruan revealed one of his best mates tragically died from a head-on collision car accident. Ruan’s friend, Keaton-Wade Uys, died on August 14, 2022. This happened a couple days before the first group of charter guests arrived to sail on superyacht Mustique. The first day of the first charter, where Primary Charter Guest Dr. Kian Karimi and his friends joined the crew, took place on August 14, 2022.
Karimi revealed the exact date when he posted an Instagram story memory of the start of his charter on Below Deck Med season 8.
All Below Deck seasons film for six weeks. Show editing makes it look like turnovers between charters typically take maximum of one day. However, there’s usually at least a couple days transition from each group of charter guests coming aboard. Hence why, when crews typically serve around nine to ten groups of charter guests, for three days (and two nights), the show still films for a total of six weeks. Provisioning for condensed charters (typically chartering a yacht in real life is a week or longer) and preparing for new guests takes time.
So, with all that factored in, Below Deck Med season 8 started filming on or very near to Saturday, August 13, 2022. Six weeks later, Below Deck Med season 8 ended on or around Saturday, September 24.
Below Deck Med new seasons typically film in the late summer, so that means Below Deck Med season 9 already likely finished filming over a month ago!