Bella Vita Description

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.

Cruising Area of Bella Vita

Pref. Pick-upTortola, BVI
Other Pick-upSt.Thomas, USVI
Summer PortNassau, Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI

Specification

Length105 Feet
Beam46 Feet
Draft9 Feet
Built2003
Refit2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeOn Deck
Children AllowedYes
Voltages220V, 110V, 24V. 12V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity900
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorGenerators: (2) Cummins MDDCG
Max Speed13
Cruising Speed8
Fuel Consumption14 US Gall/Hr
Range1500 miles
EnginesMain Engines: Caterpillar C7 454hp, Generators: (2) Cummins MDDCG (spec A-C) 62.5kW
Communications
Cellular Phone
Autopilot
GPS
Radar

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew6
King3
Queen1
Single2
Showers5
Heads6
TP in HeadsYes
Accommodation Details
#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.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)21´ Sea Pro Tender 225hp (10 passenger)
Dinghy Hp225
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man KayakYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Fishing PermitYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
21´ Sea Pro Tender 225hp (10 passenger)
Diving Board
Fore deck Trampoline
Paddle boards
Kayak
2 x Sea Scooters
Floating Islands
Snorkel gear and shorty wet suits
Noodles
Wake board
Tube
Fishing gear
Knee board
Water skis
Underwater light
Underwater video go-pro
Exterior Movie Projector

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorOnboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
Board GamesYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
Exterior movie projector!
Indoor & Outdoor Music

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
New 7 layer drinking water filtration unit

Bella Vita Crew Profile

Crew Number6
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainOswaldo Cruz
NationalityMexican
Chef
ChefBriar
NationalityNew Zealand


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 different 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 offshore 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.

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Bella Vita Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 20, 2022Dec 27, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

Bella Vita Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $70,000

High price: $80,000

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: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Bella Vita.

Bella Vita Guest Reviews

Guest Comments for Oswaldo and Briar

Thank you for making our experience in the BVI’s one of the most memorable trips Kim and I have ever had. You anticipated every detail, provided the best service. Excellent!

I can not think of one more thing you could have done to ensure a fabulous vacation for ALL of our family. And pleasing 3 generations - not easy! In fact you thought of things we could not have thought of.

Thank you for taking such great care of our family.

Our every expectation was exceeded and we couldn’t have asked for better, more personalized service.

The food was the “bomb” - we all head home a bit more “satisfied” in our stomach area,

Thank you so much for your amazing service. The attention to detail from everyone was exceptional and appreciated.

A big thank you for making this birthday week so special. Fantastic snorkeling, watersports and wonderful islands. Amazing food and many many cocktails in the sun.

We loved every aspect of this trip and the crew was unbelievably awesome! They made the trip for us!

Thank you for the most amazing, memorable week in the BVI’s. Everyday was so special and each meal was simply unbelievable.


Sailing around paradise on a beautiful boat with our family was the best way to ring in the New Year!
You run a fabulous show!
Thank you all for your gracious, patient, expert, charming service. You all made this week a trip we’ll never forget.


Everything on our trip was absolutely perfect, from the weather to fishing, diving, food and choice of stops. We couldn’t have had a better time and will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives.

Thank you for a fabulous 8 days! Everything was “over the top” from the cuisine and making us feel like one big family. Oswaldo you are the best captain, able to put us in the best places for scenery and super snorkeling. Your handling of the yacht is impressive.

Thank you very much for your friendly accommodation. It was a really excellent experience.


Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism. Every one of us had the trip of a lifetime – not a once in a life time, as we are coming back!