Cruising Area of Bella Contessa
Bella Contessa Description
The Master Stateroom is located below decks amidship and features a walk-around king bed with a large walk-in closet, vanity and dresser and includes his and hers heads. The VIP Stateroom is located on the lower deck forward with a Queen bed and built in settee, en suite head and shower. The remaining 3 guest cabins are located below decks to port and starboard, of which two include a queen bed with en suite head and shower and the 3rd includes 2 twin beds and 2 pull-mans giving a great option for kids. Or the two twin can be converted to a queen size bed giving it maximum flexibility. This cabin also has an en suite head and shower.
37´ Axopar Sun Top (seats 11)
15´ Williams Jet Tender
2- 2 person Jet Ski
2 - Paddle Boards
Snorkeling Gear (Large Assortment)
1- 11 1/2 ´ Floating Island
1-Inflatable 26´ slide
2- 6´x6´ floating pads
2- 2016 Sea Scooters
1-Inflatable towable couch
1-Brownie´s Third Lung - 4 person air tank for diving
4-medium rods and reels
Bella Contessa Crew Profile
Captain - Bill Kurtz
Bill was born in Illinois between the cornfield and the beanfield. His parents moved to south Florida when he was 10 years old. He hit the ocean running. Fishing, surfing, at first. Then sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, scuba diving were daily activities while growing up.
He was first offered a mates job on a 56´ Hatteras and obtained his Captain license. He was the build Captain on the 116´ Margaux, which was a very popular charter yacht. He chartered Margaux for several years throughout the Bahamas, and Caribbean in the winter, and New England in the summer. When his family started to grow (wife plus three children) he left the Charter side of yachting for private motor yachts: 118´ Alcor, 112´ Ubiquitous, 96´ Ches Soirée, 112´ Attitude. He loves the Bahamas and all it has to offer, but most of all enjoy´s showing guest´s all the treasures and his secret favorite spots. Captain Bill welcomes you and your guests to a fun, active vacation aboard 112´ Bella Contessa.
Chef - Olga Lupu
Education/Certifications: Ships Cook Certificate (France), Food & Hygiene Level 2, Culinary Art Training, Molecular Cuisine Training, Thai & Japanese Cuisine Master
Class, Nordic Cuisine Master Class, Catalan & Valencian Cuisine Master
Class, Sicilian Cuisine Master Class
Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Basic Spanish
Chef Olga Lupu hails from Ukraine, but is currently based in Nassau, Bahamas. Her background in the industry includes nine years on cruise ships, private yachts and charter yachts traveling through the Mediterranean, Florida and the Bahamas. Now, she is pleased to welcome you to her table aboard M/Y BELLA CONTESSA during your next charter.
Each day is an adventure in food for Chef Olga, and dining options are limitless with her in the kitchen -- from buffets and casual meals to classic platings and multi-course tasting menus. She offers diverse menu options and styles of plating catered specifically to the food preferences and dietary requirements of guests. Her specialties include Mediterranean, Italian, French, Spanish, Nordic, Asian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Russian, some South American and Molecular cuisines, and she can accommodate all diets, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan.
In her leisure time, Olga enjoys open-air cooking, sailing, jogging, yoga, and Latin dance.
Stew - Nora Marie Frisch
Languages Spoken: English
Nora Frisch was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in North Palm Beach along the Atlantic coast. When she was younger, she divided her time between the beach and babysitting. Her love of the ocean brought her to the world of boating in 2007 and she´s never looked back. Nora´s background includes 10 years in the service industry and eight years in private yachting before joining the crew of BELLA CONTESSA.
She is an outgoing and friendly person who enjoys meeting new people and believes that every day is a learning experience. When Nora is not at sea, you´ll find her working in her yard at home or out with her friends. She looks forward to welcoming you aboard BELLA CONTESSA with a big smile and a helping hand.
Mate - John Thompson
Languages Spoken: English
John was born in Nassau, Bahamas, his family lives in Deep Creek, Eleuthera, a small coastal settlement, which farming and fishing are the mainstays of the area. John has 9 brothers and 2 sisters Growing up around the sea, fishing and diving was always and still is, his main interests. By the time he was 16, he was working as a mate on a fishing boat. After winning a few local tournaments, he had proved himself as a mate. Through his 20´s John fished all over the Bahamas and got his Bahamian Captain´s License at 25 years old. He started running sport fishing boats for various yachts between 40´ to 100´. John is interested in all sports, but basketball and the Miami Heat will always be his favorite. John´s passion is fishing and loves to teach people about the fish, diving and boating. His best qualities are honesty, patience, knowledge of the ocean and his outlook on life. His motto is ´One day at a time´. John truly considers the Bahamas as the best place on earth and brings a wealth of knowledge to Bella Contessa.
Bella Contessa CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Bella Contessa Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jan 04, 2021||Jan 22, 2021||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Feb 04, 2021||Feb 18, 2021||Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau|
|Mar 13, 2021||Mar 19, 2021||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Mar 20, 2021||Mar 26, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Mar 27, 2021||Apr 03, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Apr 04, 2021||Apr 10, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Apr 11, 2021||Apr 17, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Apr 23, 2021||Apr 30, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|May 01, 2021||May 19, 2021||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|May 20, 2021||May 23, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jun 06, 2021||Jun 13, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jun 19, 2021||Jun 26, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jul 07, 2021||Jul 14, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jul 20, 2021||Jul 30, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
Bella Contessa Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $54,900
High price: $61,500
The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Bella Contessa.
Bella Contessa Guest Reviews
November 17, 2020
Captain Bill, Olga, Novelette and Johnny
You all made our stay on Bella Contessa Fabulous! It is a historic time and everyday is a bit harder. You all helped us forget for a moment in time!
Captain Bill - The adventures were amazing your stories and cheer were amazing.
Olga- Best food in a long time. You showed grace, talent, and passion with all the food and complexes we put forth – Delicious!
Novelette - you are the hardest worker around! We love spending time with you, and you made everything perfect!
Johnny - your smile and laughs filled the room Thank you for your care and keeping us comfortable.
We had a great time!! And will always cherish this time, Thank you!
July 24, 2020
WOW!!! Our first family boat trip and it was incredible! The staff, the islands, the boat - all were top notch and it was an amazing family experience!
July 5-12, 2020
WOW!!! Where do we begin?! We felt like family the minute we stepped on the yacht.
Captain Bill – you took us on so many great adventures, from feeding iguanas & pigs, playing on disappearing sand bars, riding the tide over and over, and snorkeling a reef inside caves and even a sea aquarium. You made sure our trip was customized just for us!
Chef Olga – every meal was better than the last! I’m surprised we didn’t sink the poor yacht with all the amazing food we ate. It’s obvious you put your heart into everything you prepare.
Novelette – With your sweet smile, you quietly made sure we had everything we needed before we even knew we needed it. Our rooms were always fresh. Our dirty clothes disappeared and magically showed up clean.
Johnny – what a fun fishing trip! Thanks for cooking our catch for the Independence Day lunch with all of your family recipes. Everything was so good and you even had our “no seafood” people eating fish.
Sarah – your effervescent personality was such a joy! Your presence was felt throughout the boat and you made it feel like home. We loved all the cocktails you created for us. We couldn’t wait for each meal to see how the table was decorated. So much imagination!
We had the most fantastic crew on the gorgeous Bella Contessa in one of the most beautiful countries we have ever traveled to. Thanks to you all for a trip we will always remember.
June 29, 2020
Dear Captain Bill, Chef Olga, Nova and John.
We have travelled many place and we have never experienced a trip as fabulous as our 5 days on the beautiful Bella Contessa! Captain Bill, Olga, Nova and John… you guys are without a doubt the most amazing, professional, friendly team we could have had the pleasure to be with.
Rest assured that not only will we tell all of our friends about the Bella Contessa, but we look forward to seeing you again!!!
August 17, 2019
***August 17, 2019***
“Thank you for an unforgettable day on the water! This boat is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your hospitality. We had an amazing and unforgettable day here in the Bahamas!”
August 13, 2019
***August 13, 2019***
“Bella Contessa – we had an unforgettable trip with you and the lovely crew. Bahamas is a beauty. We will forever treasure this wonderful experience. We love you. Stay safe and beautiful!”
“Bella Contessa, thank you so much for making this trip even better than it already was. Thank you all for helping us have the best time ever. You are all so much fun to be around. I will never forget this trip or forget you guys. I hope to one day come back and hang with you all again. Best trip ever and so many memories were made. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!”
´ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, I believe that life is measured not by the time you lived but instead by the time you spent living. This week was lived well!!!! From the moment we stepped aboard and then stepped into every adventure you brought us to, it was INCREDIBLE. We fed Iguanas, pigs, stingrays, sharks and ourselves plenty. The cave dives and tube rids were FANTASTIC. Jumping from the deck and sliding down the slide, sitting on the bow or in the hot tub, was only made better by the incredible hospitality that was shared. Each meal was better than the next and the memories will be impossible to top! I am so very grateful for this week that I truly lived!´
“Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. We had a fabulous time. We can’t thank you enough. We will always remember this trip.”
“Thank you for creating such a memorable vacation for us. The excursions were perfectly planned and the food was divine. This was by far the trip of a lifetime and we are so thankful to have shared this trip with you!”
Our 5 day Exumas trip in March 2018 was First Class! The yacht, staff, day tours and food were incredible. Chef Kim is a gourmet chef! We snorkeled on reefs, swam with pigs, explored underwater caves, jet skiied and much much more. Chef Kim prepared Mahi Mahi which we caught earlier that day! Captain Bill and first mate John were amazing. All the crew was very attentive and pampering.Trip of a lifetime!