Belle Vie Description

The Bali 4.8 design was new to the market in 2020 and provided a fresh approach to sailing. The design is revolutionary in how space is accessed, with deliberate attention to flow and open space. It succeeds in producing a scale that feels less like a boat, and more like an upscale floating condominium. Bali catamarans are known and appreciated for their unparalleled success in blending luxury, space, and performance; producing a sailing experience that is unparalleled. This new design further capitalizes on that reputation with the advent of the “Bali garage door” that is the centerpiece of the yacht. It allows for the aft wall of the yacht to simply disappear, opening up the back of the yacht to an unobstructed view of paradise. This also affords indoor/outdoor dining options and gives the ever-present Caribbean breeze ample opportunity to make its way through the yacht with ease. With her solid foredeck gone are the forward trampolines, replaced by a large relaxing lounge area complete with cushions for sunbathing. A full-sized door provides access directly from the lounge area into the salon, allowing free movement through the yacht. A walk up to the flybridge unveils a seating area perfect for cocktails and taking in sunsets. There is also another area for sunbathing on the flybridge where you can take in the sights of the islands from the highest vantage point on the yacht. The Bali open space design is further complimented by the superior outfit of Belle Vie. No detail has been left unnoticed from the fine linens, pillows and throws to the wine glasses, serving and flatware that make every day feel luxurious. She has been stocked full with every appliance and kitchen accessory to allow the chef to fully showcase the mastery of their art. And the water toys abound, allowing guests to fully experience all the Caribbean has to offer, both in and out of the water. Belle Vie will accommodate 8 charter guests in 4 spacious queen cabins. She has Code 0 rigging, upgraded engines, solar panels, air conditioning, water maker, ice maker, full sized refrigerator, a fully customizable menu, Caribbean made ecofriendly and reef safe toiletries, a bar stocked to guest preference, coffee/espresso machine, rendezvous scuba diving, snorkeling gear, underwater scooters, subwing, wakeboard, stand up paddle boards, kayak, towable water tube, 10 ft. floating dock, pool noodles, fishing gear, board and card games, television in the salon, Fusion 3 Bluetooth enabled sound system and Belle Vie giveaways.

Cruising Area of Belle Vie

Pref. Pick-upScrub Island
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortBVI / St Vincent
Winter PortBVI

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4 queen berth guest cabins each with a private en-suite electric head, shower and sink/vanity. Starboard side heads have dry stall showers, port side heads have wet showers.
All cabins have individually contract air-conditioning for each cabins comfort.
Top desk fly-bridge with lounging and seating with a 360 degree view.
Forward cockpit and lounge and dining area.
Aft cockpit with seating and dining accommodations.
Main deck has a bright and airy main salon (fully air-conditioned) as the galley direct access to the forward cockpit lounge area.

BERTH SIZES:
All queen berths are 5´w X 6´6´L
Bunks: Top bunk 32´W x 75´L; bottom bunk 36´W x 75´L

Specification

Length49 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
Built2020
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchLots
Guest SmokeYes, only off transom
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
InverterYes
Voltages120V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity264 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Turnaround48
Engines2x57HP Yanmar 13Kw Onan Generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 Ft
Dinghy Hp40 HP
Dinghy Pax6
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding LadderS/S ladder of scoop steps
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type1 trolling, 1 casting
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
10 ft. floating dock
Underwater lights
Subwing
(4) Sea Scooters
Floats / Noodles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Coffee/Espresso Maker
Full Sized Refrigerator
Ice Maker
Outdoor Shower
Fusion 3 Zone Bluetooth Enabled Sound System
Television in the Salon

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Reef safe/eco-friendly sunscreens, toiletries and cleaning products.

Belle Vie Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainStella Sotomayor
SpeaksEnglish, Dutch, Spanish
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateIona Newman
LicenseSTCW


Captain Stella Sotomayor

Stella is British and Spanish but was born and raised in The Netherlands.

Growing up learning to sail on Lasers in Scotland, everything about the ocean always excited her. From lifeguarding, swim coaching, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, underwater videography and photography, her life and passions have always circulated around the sea.

During her time at university in England, where she directed and edited short films, (some of which have been recognized in International film festivals), she spent her long summers working on sailing yachts. After having various roles in the yachting industry, she obtained her Yachtmaster Offshore Sail 200T license in Gibraltar and has worked on charters in Croatia, Greece, the Amalfi coast and Balearic Islands before moving to the BVI.

CERTIFICATES
• RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail 200GT Commercial
• PADI Advanced Diver
• RYA powerboat Level 2
• RYA VHF SRC (GMDSS)
• STCW BST
• ENG1 Medical
• RYA PPR
• Radar
• Food & Hygiene Level 2 Sports
• Massage Therapist



Chef Iona Newman

lona was born and raised in-between London and the Cotswolds, also spending many summers in Lake Como which sparked her passion and love for cooking. lona has been trained at both the Ashburton and Orchards cookery school in the U.K. and has worked over several summers as a private chef in the Algarve Portugal where she made top quality meals in the comfort of the client villas.

During the winter seasons lona worked in the French Alps running and catering chalets to a very high standard. With both of these experiences, lona is able to present and deliver a vast variety of cuisines. lona aims to impress and wow and is constantly experimenting with new ideas, always receiving outstanding reviews. lona has a Mediterranean cooking flare and loves working with both land and sea elements.

After graduating with 2:1 degree in Economics from Oxford Brookes University, lona worked in the renowned Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, before following her passion for hospitality and starting her first yacht season in Mallorca where she met Stella. They worked together on a 55ft catamaran sailing around the Balearic Islands. They are a dynamic and outstanding team, and they have the customers wellbeing at the heart of everything they do. They have chartered the Mediterranean extensively and are looking forward to welcoming guests in the Caribbean.

CERTIFICATES
• STCW
• Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene
• Ashburton Cookery School
• Orchards Cookery School

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Belle Vie Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 26, 2024Jul 04, 2024Hold: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Jul 14, 2024Jul 19, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Jul 27, 2024Aug 03, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Aug 10, 2024Oct 20, 2024Unavailable: Scrub Island - BVI to Saint Vincent
Nov 04, 2024Nov 13, 2024Hold: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Nov 22, 2024Nov 29, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to St Thomas USVI
Dec 08, 2024Dec 15, 2024Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Dec 19, 2024Dec 27, 2024Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Jan 18, 2025Jan 23, 2025Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Feb 15, 2025Feb 21, 2025Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 08, 2025Mar 15, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Mar 30, 2025Apr 03, 2025Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Apr 16, 2025Apr 23, 2025Hold: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
May 24, 2025May 31, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI

Belle Vie Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $22,500
(normal rate)
High price: $25,500
(normal rate)

Belle Vie Special Offer!
Discount: $2,000!
Offer: Belle Vie is offering a special discount offer of $2,000 off for charters booked by July 31st and taking place this season. No additional discounts apply.
Old price: $22,500 - $25,500 / week
New price: $20,500 - $23,500 / week
Minimum nights: 5
Book before: Jul/31/2024
Travel before: Aug/09/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500
2024/25 Winter$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500
2025 Summer$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500
2025/26 Winter$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500

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.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights..
48 HOURS REQUIRED FOR TURNAROUND
Please inquire if you need a cabin change

SLEEP ABOARD: The yacht does not offer sleepaboards

LOCAL FARE: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 2 dinners ashore at client expense.
-For local fare, deduct $150 per person off the charter rate

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum. Scrub Island ports required.
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-8 guests @ +10% surcharge over 8 pax rate ($28,050) - charter must end no later than 12/27
NEW YEARS 24/25: 1-8 guests @ +20% surcharge over 8 pax rate ($30,600)

SAINT MARTIN / SAINT BARTHS RELOCATION FEE
Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.

St Thomas Drop off - $1000
Due to threats of provisions being dumped at the border, we will only drop off in the USVI.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Relocation Fee:
Relocation fee of $4,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.

Belle Vie Guest Reviews

May 2024

Thank you for such a wonderful week! I had high expectations for this trip and the two of you exceeded all of them! Everything from the details you gave attention to - like the cozy beach decor and the amazing food and presentation. It was all so lovely. And of course the destinations, the variety, the snorkeling. Everything was so perfect!

Thank you, thank you!

Freaking awesome best hostesses ever!!! Awesome food, awesome captain! Bad handwriting on my part. Thanks for an awesome week.

March 2024

Thank you so much for the most memorable ´holiday´ ever!! You guys are amazing and so professional. Stella you are a very competent captain and we felt very safe and Iona worked her magic in the kitchen. Every meal was five star!! We are going to miss you and the Belle Vie. We will be talking about this experience for years to come. And will recommend you and the Belle Vie to all of our friends! If you ever find yourself in the northeast we would love to entertain you in our neck of the woods. Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!

February 2024

Stella and Iona - This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity . . . we thought, but we are now planning our next time! You ladies made this such an amazing experience!! Stella . . . you planned the best spots (even in the rain), navigated beautifully and always had a smile! Iona . . . your food is an artistic creation! Every meal was ´my favorite´ until the next. We have enjoyed every minute and wish you all the best! Please visit us in Colorado!!

January 2024

From the moment we met we knew we were in capable hands. We are so impressed with your confidence, competence and professionalism. We loved every stop - like waking up on Christmas Day! Stella, you were always at the ready to answer our questions and tote us where we wanted. And Iona, we’ve never been so delighted by mealtime. Your skills in the kitchen were out of this world! Our bellies will be grateful forever!

To you both - a dynamic duo - capable, confident and so very IMPRESSIVE.

Our next trip will only require two things - STELLA & IONA

​PS we’ve been to many amazing places across the globe… this was by FAR our BEST family vacation - because of you both!

December 2023

We are so appreciative of the care you planned and executed our holiday adventure with. The table settings were extraordinary, the moorings, just right, the route selected to ensure fair winds and following seas, the meals planned and executed to many dietary restrictions, with. Most importantly, you both bring a quiet confidence and smile, making even the most timid sailor comfortable. Thank you for that most. Our family trip was a huge success because of you. Your unique skills, talents and personalities made this year´s present one we will cherish for years to come.

May 2023

Dimitri & Noemie,

What a wonderful time Rex and I had on our boat trip with ya´ll. Wonderful hospitality with great food, beautiful places to visit and both of you were perfect hosts. We wish both of you safe travels on your exciting journeys - it was a pleasure getting to know ya´ll!
Best wishes!

Wonderful Time

Dimitri & Noemie,

What a fabulous week we had with you and on Bella Vie! Everything was great, from the food to the snorkeling, and visiting new places like Monkey Point & Rubby Pool!!
Food was delicious! My favorite meal was the seared tuna! The coconut rice with chicken was my second favorite. You two are the most fun and we truly enjoyed getting to know you.

Best wishes on your future journeys,

-Bryan & Torrance

Thank you both for being so amazing. Noemie, you are an incredible chef and thank you captain Dimitri for all the adventures, we will definitely return. We had a wonderful week thanks to the two of you. Stay healthy and happy!

-Sharon and Rob Melburg

Dear Dimitri & Noemie,

What a wonderful time Ray and I had on our boat trip with you all. Wonderful hospitality with great food, beautiful places to visit, and both of you were perfect hosts! We wish both of you safe travels on your exciting journeys. It was a pleasure getting to know you all!

Best,

-Rex & Vickie Sweet

Thank you for a wonderful week! Your hospitality was excellent. We enjoyed the meals and appetizers so much. The variety of food added to a great dining experience. Plus the presentations were exceptional. We enjoyed getting to know you both and wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors!

-Tim and Lisa Bauguess

May 2023

Dimitri & Noemie,

Thank you for a wonderful week! Your hospitality was excellent. We enjoyed the meals and appetizers so much. The variety of food added to a great dining experience. All the presentations were exceptional. We enjoyed getting to know you both and wish you best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Tim and Lisa