Belle Vie 4.8 Description

4 queen berth guest cabins each with a private en-suite electric head, stall shower and sink/vanity. 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.

Cruising Area of Belle Vie 4.8

Pref. Pick-upScrub Island
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortBVI, STV
Winter PortBVI only at this time
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length49 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
Built2020
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchLots
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

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

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
Gear TypeInquire
Fishing PermitInquire
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
10 ft. floating dock
Underwater lights
Subwing
Floats / Noodles
Hookah Diving System

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 4.8 Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainRob Bentley / Dimitri Prudent
NationalitySouth African / Martinique
Born1963
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster, Offshore w/Comm. Endorsement, USCG / Yacht
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateBelinda Bentley / Noemie Diaques
NationalitySouth African / French
Born1969
LicenseSTCW, superyacht culinary & stewardess course / STCW


**CREW THROUGH MARCH 2023**
ROB & BELINDA

Rob Bentley

Born in South Africa and growing up on the East coast of Kwa Zulu Natal, Rob has been a “water boy” his whole life. He is an accomplished sailor with over 30,000 sea miles under his belt on a range of vessels.

Worthy of mention was the family sailing adventure where Rob, Belinda and their 2 children embarked on a 4-year world cruise on their catamaran, Shayile. They cruised the East Coast of Africa, Indian Ocean, SE Asia, Indonesia, and Australia.

Rob has a passion for the ocean and loves water sports. He is a qualified surf life saver, pilot, advanced diver, and avid fisherman. He has a particular passion for salt water flyfishing. He loves to go out and hopefully return with something delicious to toss on the BBQ. Mountaineering is Rob´s other passion, and he has hours of adventures on mountains spanning the globe. His epic adventure to Mt. Everest is worth listening to over a cocktail sundowner!

When Rob is not out skippering and entertaining, you will see him working in the galley with Belinda. Cocktails and the BBQ are part of Rob´s regime, and he knows the perfect stories to tell while you enjoy them!


Belinda Bentley

Born and raised on the East Coast of South Africa, Belinda has spent her life close to the sea, camping, swimming, scuba diving and fishing as well as hiking and climbing the inland Drakensberg mountains.

She is a ‘people´s person´ and in addition to her culinary training, is also trained as a professional nurse, specializing in maternity.

Belinda is a generous and passionate cook who has been influenced by travel and time spent in many different countries. She is particularly fond of Asian cuisine, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam, but also enjoys spicy Mexican, Indian and Mediterranean influences.

She loves to cook fish and seafood and pair it with local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. She enjoys bright and bold flavours, especially citrus notes which do well to compliment the Caribbean climate. Delicious cool and creamy desserts round off dinner and ensure full and satisfied guests!

Waking up to fresh morning coffee and watching the sun set with drinks and appetizers are the absolute essence of life aboard and she can´t wait to welcome you!


***CREW STARTING APRIL 2023***
DIMITRI & NOEMIE

Dimitri Prudent

Originally from Martinique, Dimitri began the enjoying the sea by snorkel and spear fishing on a traditional fishing vessel called ‘ Yole Ronde´´, which he sailed around Martinique in his youth with a crew speaking both French and Creole.

After acquiring his Masters and Engineering licenses, he continued his sailing career in varying positions and on different sized vessels both sailing and motor yachts throughout the transatlantic Ocean, Caribbean and Mediterranean seas.

Dimitri is dynamic and open minded, he likes engaging with guests and allowing them to discover the wonderful nature of the sea, making for many memorable moments onboard.

Noemie Diaques

Noemie was born and raised in the south of France. As a child she was always on the water and spent her summer on her father´s sail boat snorkeling. Her aunt had a restaurant where she worked in her teenage years and her mum is a yoga teacher, with a real passion for both healthy living and nutrition, which also has helped to shape Noemie´s outlook.

Noemie always felt very comfortable in the kitchen whether cooking classical Mediterranean food, vegetarian, and other south west French specialties as she grew up learning from her mum or her aunt. Her traveling helped her to discover new cooking styles and flavors that she added to her repertoire. She also developed a love for Asian and Latin food.

When Noemie graduated with a degree in the hospitality industry she began working and traveling around Europe. As her need to travel only grew and was paired with missing the sea, she decided to work in the yachting industry. Noemie took a captains course and began working in Caribbean. She met Dimi on her first charter and they have been working as a couple ever since. They have chartered the Mediterranean extensively and are looking forward to returning to the Caribbean.

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Belle Vie 4.8 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jan 28, 2023Feb 04, 2023Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Feb 07, 2023Feb 07, 2023Unavailable: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Feb 18, 2023Feb 26, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Feb 27, 2023Mar 06, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Mar 07, 2023Mar 08, 2023Unavailable: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Mar 09, 2023Mar 16, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Mar 18, 2023Mar 25, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 27, 2023Apr 02, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Apr 03, 2023Apr 07, 2023Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Apr 08, 2023Apr 15, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Apr 17, 2023Apr 24, 2023Booked: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
May 11, 2023May 18, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
May 20, 2023May 27, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jun 02, 2023Jun 07, 2023Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Jun 10, 2023Jun 17, 2023Booked: TBD - Virgins to TBD - Virgins
Jul 01, 2023Jul 08, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jul 11, 2023Jul 19, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jul 21, 2023Jul 29, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 30, 2023Aug 28, 2023Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to Saint Vincent
Aug 29, 2023Sep 04, 2023Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent

Belle Vie 4.8 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $22,700
(normal rate)
High price: $29,000
(normal rate)

Belle Vie 4.8 Special Offer!
8th Night Free!
Offer: Belle Vie 4.8 is offering the following (for new bookings only, only one option): 8th night free when you book 7 nights OR Book 6 or more nights and we will include spa treatment at Scrub Island Resort and Spa for all guests as well as include a sleep aboard at no additional cost
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Aug/01/2023

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022/23 Winter$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2023 Summer$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2023/24 Winter$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000

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 Belle Vie 4.8.

Belle Vie 4.8 Guest Reviews

July 2022

It was a glorious trip. The weather was perfect, the Belle Vie was a lovely boat, and Rob and B were fantastic. Thanks for the great recommendation.

Holly & Jeff

July 2022 - broker provided survey

Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest) 5

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was absolutely spotless and beautiful. We were left wanting for nothing more. Everything we needed for the perfect vacation was available and in great working condition.

Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, we had no issues (as I have in the past!) with air conditioning or wind flow.

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was spectacular. They provided the highest level of service possible. Everything, from the amazing food to the fantastic guidance on where to go and what to do, was perfect. I truly can´t imagine a better crew to work with.
We left our trip feeling as if we´ve made life long friends.

Was the food good and well presented?
The food was fantastic. It was delicious and the variety was great. Belinda really worked to understand our likes and dislikes and adjusted every meal to fit our needs perfectly. Since arriving home we´ve been craving Belinda´s food!!

Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Rob was a fantastic captain. Not only did he work tirelessly to keep the yacht in perfect shape but he was also a great guide during the trip. He catered our itinerary around the needs of our entire group. Whether that was extreme amounts of snorkeling for some or extreme relaxation and bar hopping for others. We all got what we wanted out of our week long vacation of a lifetime!

Cruising Area
Did you like the area you chartered in?
The BVI´s were incredible! I can´t imagine a more beautiful location. However, I would recommend traveling directly into Tortola as opposed to St Thomas and ferrying to Tortola which adds layers of complexity and cost that weren´t very fun.

Broker Provided Review

The crew were very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely fabulous and far exceeded our expectations. Rob and Belinda went out of their way to make our charter one of the best vacations we have ever had. We would love to charter with them again. BVIs are fantastic.

January 2022

Thank you for an amazing trip Rob & B! I couldn´t have asked for a better crew. B´s vegan boat is the BEST around.
-Elyse & Eden
Miami, FL

January 2022

Rob & B made this vacation!! There were so nice and accommodating. B made the BEST food ever and Rob knew all the best snorkeling spots! Thank you guys for everything and I hope to see y´all again!
-Tess
Louisiana

January 2022

Rob & B,
Thank you!
This was such a special experience, I will greatly miss the islands as well as the both of you. B, your cooking is fantastic and you have a comforting presence. Rob, you remind me a lot of my dad, he is a virgo too!
-Zara
Hawaii

January 2022

Lovely time with B & Rob. Our chaperons and second-parents on this journey. B is a Vegan Masterchef! and #1 for her vegan chocolate cake! I hope I see y´all again. Much love,
Casey
-Denver, CO

January 2022

Rob & B were the BEST! The Belle Vie was such a wonderful experience. Probably never going to eat this good again. Thank you Rob & B!
-Lauren

New Years 2022

Belinda and Rob,

THANK YOU for an amazing trip and the wonderful experiences.

We all had a blast and felt very blessed to have you be our hosts for the week. The food was amazing and the many stops between each meal were welcomed adventures. From jumping off Will T´s, to meandering through the Baths, to New Years on Anegada...we all had a ball!! I can assure you this trip will be talked about for many, many years!

Thank you again for your hospitality and always offering to help make our trip 5 star! Enjoy the next charter and may your 2022 be blessed and prosperous!

Brooks, Whitney, Mimi, and the girls

PS We are praying you get to connect with your Australian bound kids this year!! Fingers crossed!

December 2021

Dear Belinda and Rob,
What a glorious time my family had sailing with you in the BVI’s! As we anticipate winter temps and probable frozen precip this evening, we are longing for Belle Vie, your hospitality and those warm, sunny islands!! I don’t think we can ever top the fun times and adventures we had with you. Thank you so much for giving all of us the trip of a lifetime. We had such fun!!!
Both of you were always right on hand to offer hospitality and adventures. Eliza, Brier and Lydia thought everything was amazing! What a fabulous array of delicious meals the “master chef” prepared. And the Captain was always spot on with a water toy or adventure. Indeed we were blessed to be on the Belle Vie with the two of you, who made our trip so memorable.
Thank you again so much. I hope 2022 finds you happily at sea enjoying your “empty nest” stage of life. Hope you get to see those Australian children of yours, too! Right now I wish you were close at hand to me with a rum punch!!! Do get in touch if you get to the States and near the Atlanta area. We’d love to connect again. God bless you in your travels.
Fondly,
Meriel

November 2021

Hey Rob and Belinda,

We cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful experience!

I honestly do not have the words to say what you two did for me personally. You were so kind to show me the ropes, let me get in the way and share some of your knowledge about sailing and the lifestyle that I couldn’t get anywhere else. My desire to sail has gotten a million times stronger thanks to the both of you.

On top of that, you made sure we still had a vacation of a lifetime! The food was absolutely amazing (even with all of our crazy dietary restrictions) and you two were always so willing to make sure we were at all the spots we wanted to be at.

All this while sharing bits of your South African culture with us. After a day or two I just felt like I was hanging out with two old friends.

Please keep us in mind once you visit the states. We would love to buy to two a drink and see how the charter life is treating you.

We wish you all the best. Maybe we will see you out on the sea sometime!

Fair winds and following seas!
James, Amanda, Gena, Megan and Jason