BELLA VITA Yacht Charter Catamaran
BELLA VITA, formerly NECKER BELLE, was designed to maximize fun, with a spacious trampoline, a diving board and knowledgeable fun charter crew! Whether you’re an adrenaline seeker who's into sailing, diving, paddle boarding or fishing, or you're just looking for some serious sun tanning space, BELLA VITA is the charter yacht for you. Great sailing performance, combined with beach club styling and a carefully conceived layout, create a versatile living arrangement for eight to ten guests. BELLA VITA's interior is large and contemporary, with bamboo wood flooring and accent lighting in all the right places. She offers guest accommodations via four chic staterooms, with a master suite, a double cabin and two double/twin convertible cabins. A Lower deck Twin Cabin is also available for family charters with private head and use of the Day Head/Shower. Best suited for families. Well known Charter Team, Captain Oswaldo Cruz and Gourmet Chef Briar bring their passion and knowledge of the Islands to ensure guests have an unforgettable experience.
Size / Year Built / Builder
105.0 Ft / 2003 / C.M.N. Cherbourg, Fr
Summer AreaBahamas Virgin Islands
Winter AreaSt Martin St Barts Anguilla Virgin Islands The Grenadines
#1 Master Cabin (stbd aft) is a UK king size bed with own bathroom, two sinks, one shower, and toilet.
#2 Port aft, and #3 port forward cabins are mirrored cabins with a UK king bed that can split into two single beds, each with own bathroom.
#4 Starboard forward has a double bed,and ensuite bathroom with shower.
#5 Lower deck Twin cabin with private head. Only available for family charters. Use of Guest day head/shower.
8 Pax is the maximum number for couples/adults using the 4 main cabins.
Indoor & Outdoor Music
Fore deck Trampoline
2 x Sea Scooters
Snorkel gear and shorty wet suits
Underwater video go-pro
Exterior Movie Projector
CAPTAIN - OSWALDO CRUZ (ROTATIONAL) – Mexico
Oswaldo fell in love with the Ocean during his time in the Mexican Navy. After completing his service, he spent ten years developing a specialist dive center in which he took Mexico’s elite on dive tours around the world. For several years he worked on many different shores including Canada, Egypt, and the Mediterranean. Oswaldo completed his RYA yacht-master training in the challenging waters around the UK, and in 2009 after moving to the BVI’s he met Chef Briar. They have been working side-by-side ever since. Oswaldo’s rich knowledge of the islands and witty sense of humor will ensure you have an unforgettable experience onboard BELLA VITA.
CAPTAIN JEAN GROENEWALD (ROTATIONAL) – South African
Captain Jean has had a passion for the sea since early childhood. His love of animals and all things to do with water first led him to pursue a career in sailing as an RYA yachtmaster instructor and delivery skipper where he spent the next decade at sea either teaching or delivering sail boats around the globe.
After this he found his way to the Superyacht sector where he found himself a niche. Jean loves nothing more than sharing his love and knowledge of the sea with his guests and has an unwavering enthusiasm for helping others and making sure everyone is having a good time. Jean is quietly confident and holds safety and enjoyment on board for all involved as his highest priorities.
CHEF NICHOLAS CHERRY (ROTATIONAL) – South African
After his extensive training in South Africa and Italy, Nick worked in some of South Africa’s top restaurants. He racked up 5 years of solid experience as a chef in professional kitchens – he was the senior sous chef of the Pot Luck Club (the ninth best restaurant in South Africa 2016) for 18 months and worked there for 3 years in total.
In May 2017, he moved on to yachts, working on both private and busy charter yachts of all sizes.
Nick loves the ocean and has a passion in finding what the local waters can offer guest in their meals. Outside of being a chef, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors and experiencing new cultures as well as people. He desires to see as much of the world as he can whilst discovering new knowledge in food, music and literature. One day he will take his knowledge and experiences on board to open his own restaurant/private cheffing company.
CHEF - BRIAR SMITH – New Zealand
Like many adventurous Kiwi’s, Briar left New Zealand to travel the world in her early 20’s. This led her to discover a passion for food & cooking. She trained as a travel agent and worked in the UK for several years, a computer programmer in the USA for 2 years and as an avid volunteer worker in Israel and the Galapagos. Throughout this time Briar developed her culinary skills which she has since complimented with a number of training courses in the UK as well as advanced courses at ‘Gastronomicom’ in the South of France which is a world-renowned Michelin starred International training academy. This training, her love for food of all cultures and experience in the galley has her effortlessly delivering a variety of cuisines with amazingly full flavors. All dishes are presented with flair and elegance. Briar’s enthusiasm for food and people will win you over and her attention to detail will ensure that your vacation aboard BELLA VITA is perfect.
CHIEF STEWARDESS - ISABEL CASANOVA – Venezuelan
Life for Isabel started in Venezuela, in her family from a young age traveling was a passion. Upon completing a degree in business she decided to Pursue a career on cruise ships which relight her love for exploring and the ocean. Her role as youth counselor gave her skills in entertaining children and interacting with guests. Super yachts came as a natural progression to continue discovering the world and taking care of people!
STEWARDESS - SILVANA CAOLO – Venezuelan
Silvana, from Venezuela, knew from a young age that the sea was her passion; always wanting to see the world from a diï¬erent window. That's why she decided to make a career as an officer on commercial ships and this gave her great skills with a strong personality, attention to detail, professionalism and discretion. As well as attending and helping others she enjoys the overall experience of being on board. She has a gentle, friendly nature and is often found working behind the scenes to ensure a smooth running for your vacation.
FIRST MATE/ ENGINEER - DANIEL ALCARAZ – Mexican
Daniel was born in one of the smallest states in Mexico called Colima. His passion for the sea started at an early age when he started surfing with his friends. He moved to Mazatlán to study at one of the nautical schools in Mexico. When he finished his engineering degree, he started working on merchant ships and in oï¬shore industry. He started his carrier in yachts on a scuba diving program where he developed his passion to travel and provide a quality and safe experience for guest and crew.
DECKHAND – WESSON MOORE – South African
Wes was born in South Africa. After studying Adventure Tourism Management, He decided to follow his love for the Ocean and pursue his passion for traveling the Globe and therefore Joined the Cruise ship industry where he traveled to 75+ Countries. Having built up experience in the Maritime industry, Wes decided to seek new challenges in the yachting industry. He enjoys making sure you have a great time onboard taking part in all the water sport activities and exploring all the beautiful beaches.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.
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