La Grande Bellezza Description

Brand new 2019 Leopard 58 offering spectacular top deck lounge/BBQ area with bar, surround sound and state-of-the-art lighting. Lower main deck offers vast space with alfresco dining, swim platform which will lower to water level, walk in salon with lounge/formal dining area, galley and master stateroom and passageway to front cockpit. Below are 3 additional cabins (see accommodations section for cabin details). All cabin offer private en-suite heads with electric toilets and dry shower stalls. Lots and lots of water toys, come play about LA GRANDE BELLEZZA! **These are factory photos as yacht is just being completed***

Cruising Area of La Grande Bellezza

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande, STT
Other Pick-upRed Hook or BVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands

Specification

Length58 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch18
Guest SmokeAft steps only please
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Agewater safe
InverterYes
Voltages110v & 220v
Water MakerYes
Water CapacityUnlimited
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator20Kw
Turnaround48hr pref. inquire for 24
Engines(2) 110hp Yanmar diesels 20K Northern Lights generator

Accommodations

Guests9
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Pullman1
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
(1) Master Stateroom is on Main deck forward of Salon has a Queen sized bed, private ensuite head with electric toilet and stall shower. Berth is 77´L x 58´W. It has door to forward cockpit from the Stateroom and from Navigation Station- Office that opens to private patio. Office can be closed off from Salon for privacy.

(1) Starboard Fwd Cabin on lower level has a Queen bed, private ensuite head with electric toilet and stall shower. Berth size 77´L x 47´W.

(1) Starboard Aft Cabin on lower level has a Queen bed with private ensuite head with electric toilet and stall shower. Berth size 75´L x 56´W.
(1) Port Fwd Cabin on lower level with Queen bed with private ensuite head with electric toilet and stall shower. Berth size 77´L x 56´W.

(1) Port Aft Cabin on lower level with Queen bed with private ensuite head with electric toilet and stall shower. Berth size 77´L x 52´W and there is an upper Pullman berth. Berth size 72´L x 25´W which can be removed.

*****NOTE: Crew normally use the Port Aft port Cabin but can move to Port Fwd Cabin if clients need Port Aft port Cabin with the Pullman Berth.

Main salon on main deck along with galley and bar. Aft deck offers alfresco dining and loads of lounge area. Top party deck affords a 360 degree view and beautiful breeze. . This deck offers massive seating and lounge area, a built-in bar with a bar, barbeque, refrigerator, ice-maker, sink Bluetooth sound bar. Top deck also has 55´ Smart TV for events.

Forward deck has two trampolines for lounging, two bow seats along with a forward private patio.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs500+
Board GamesYes
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Din-in9
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB center console
Dinghy Hp60HP
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
ScurferYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsHydraulic lift on back deck to
Boarding LadderBoarding platform on back
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Really giant floating iFloat pads

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

La Grande Bellezza Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainNick Wilson
NationalityUSA
Born1979
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG 100T
Crew
CrewKate VanVorst
NationalityUSA
LicenseSTCW


As a seasoned sailor, Nick Wilson has spent the last 20 years sailing internationally. He has had exciting sailing adventures that include the Channel Islands in California, Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, remote islands in French Polynesia and now the Bahamas and Caribbean! He acquired many sea stories from these trips and claims all are true!

Spending more time of his life floating than on land, Nick´s years of experience running charter vessels will allow you to relax knowing you´re in great hands or give you the opportunity to learn some of the basics of sailing. It´s up to you!

A well rounded waterman he is an avid kiteboarder ,surfer, fisherman and diver. He has spent many days chasing big waves around the world. Through his passion for everything involving the ocean, he ensures the guests will enjoy many activities during their time aboard. He is always ready to help guests get wet! Anybody want to waterski before dinner?

If wildlife interests you, he has plenty to talk about he spent 7 seasons observing whales in California, Mexico and Hawaii. Nick is known to always keep a sharp eye out for marine life!

Nick got bit by the sailing bug attending college in Santa Barbara, California. Where he probably spent more time surfing than he studied!

He is a 100 ton master, padi rescue diver, IKO kiteboarding instructor, and pretty good at scrabble.


Chief Kate Grew up on the coast of Delaware and has loved being in and and on the water from a very young age. She has spent most of her adult life in North Carolina. where she earned a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her Catamaran experience also began in College, working as logistics manager and fir mate in Broadreach, a liveaboard summer camp based in St Maarten. Her cooking and service experience has included high volume beach bars, fine dining and private country clubs.

Her culinary style focuses on fresh ingredients and bright flavors, with an emphasis on Mediterranean and Asian flavors. A former Vegetarian and health conscious individual. She is experienced in accommodating special diets or allergies and happy to tailor a menu to the clients ´ request. Kate loves connecting with clients and finding ways to make their vacation unforgettable.

***Crew are fully vaccinated for COVID-19****



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La Grande Bellezza Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Oct 23, 2021Oct 29, 2021Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Nov 21, 2021Nov 27, 2021Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 19, 2021Dec 26, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 14, 2022Jan 23, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 29, 2022Feb 05, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 06, 2022Feb 13, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 20, 2022Feb 27, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 05, 2022Mar 11, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 12, 2022Mar 18, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 19, 2022Mar 27, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 10, 2022Apr 15, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 08, 2022May 15, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 09, 2022Jul 16, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

La Grande Bellezza Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $29,200
(normal rate)
High price: $32,900
(normal rate)

La Grande Bellezza Special Offer!
Sleep Aboard Special!
Offer: $1,250 sleep aboard offer: Boarding after 4PM, welcome cocktail then dinner to be taken ashore at client expense, breakfast is provided the next morning. 6 nights minumum not including sleep aboard night. May not be combined with any other special offer.
Minimum nights: 6

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
2021 Summer$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,000$31,400$31,900$32,400$32,900
2021/22 Winter$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,000$31,400$31,900$32,400$32,900
2022 Summer$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,000$31,400$31,900$32,400$32,900
2022/23 Winter$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,000$31,400$31,900$32,400$32,900

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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 La Grande Bellezza.

La Grande Bellezza Guest Reviews

August 2021 - broker provided feedback

Best vacation ever, our broker has all the resources to provide the best option for your charter. He guided me to the best vacations of my life, a ride on a sailboat catamaran through the paradisiacal islands of St. Thomas and St. John, excellent professional with attention and service …..before, during and after .
I also had to thank Nick and Kate, the best crew and company during our trip, their excellent attention made us feel safe and made us enjoy every moment of our vacation.

July 2021 - broker provided survey

Name: Shilin
Yacht: LA GRANDE BELLEZZA with Nick Wilson & Kate VanVorst
Charter Dates: 07/25/2021 to 08/01/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes!

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Nick and Chef Kate were very friendly and skillfully, all trips and meals were well organized. We had surprised everyday!

July 2021

We just wanted to let you know what an amazing time we had aboard La Grande Bellezza! The vacation was very much enjoyed by all. Unlike any other family vacation we’ve ever had, we were exceptionally pleased by the cleanliness and upkeep of the boat. We were especially happy with Nick and Kate. Nick was very knowledgeable as Captain and Kate was so accommodating and friendly. She cooked amazing dishes for us and was able to adjust to everyone’s particular diet. We were pampered and spoiled always. Thanks so much for jumping through hoops to make this vacation happen last minute. It is a family memory we will cherish always!

July 2021 - broker provided survey

Name: Edgar
Yacht: LA GRANDE BELLEZZA with Nick Wilson & Kate VanVorst
Charter Dates: 06/30/2021 to 07/07/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was exceptionally friendly and always ready to serve

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
One of the most comfortable we have had and very clean and well maintained

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was outstanding

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
The storm limited a bit, but Mike managed to compensate

6. Additional comments on your charter?
This is so far, the best Boat we have chartered; great distribution in all 3 levels, looks like brand new, rooms are very comfortable (from the five rooms, 3 of them look like Master bedrooms!) and we experienced one of the best sailing we ever had. The Crew was very friendly and with a great attitude for service. We found Kate with an exceptional energy to serve and Mike and her were all the time looking for ways to make this trip unforgettable for us. Both are very professionals in what they do. We hope we will be able to charter with them next year.

March 2021 - Broker provided survey

Name: Carl
Yacht: LA GRANDE BELLEZZA with Tony Ambrose and Kate VanVorst
Charter Dates: 03/19/2021 to 03/27/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Tony and Kate were amazing, they are good hearted people with a great sense of humor who’s mission was to ensure we had the best vacation ever!,

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was beautiful, spacious, very comfortable and clean.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
The yacht was well ventilated and we had individual air conditioned units in each stateroom which was nice.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
All the meals and desserts Kate prepared were well presented and delicious.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
All of the bays we sailed to were beautiful.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We have done a lot of traveling and this was one of the best vacations we have ever had. The yacht was new, clean comfortable and the bridge deck is a great asset, it’s the best place to party or relax. Sailing to all of the beautiful ports was so relaxing and the scenery was just beautiful. The icing on the cake were Tony and Kate, they are two wonderful people. They are genuine, funny and pay attention to detail, their goal is to ensure you have a good time and we certainly did.

2020

“ Kate was our amazing chef. We were a family of 8, and each day she put such great care into putting out a great spread for us. She always mixed it up. We even caught fish and she made us fish tacos. On our next trip, she is coming with us. Love this chef!!!

Kevin and Family

2020

“ Kate, it was a pleasure having you on the boat as a shipmate. You did a great job preparing our meals and assisting us on our onshore activities. Your knowledge of the area and ability to provide a well prepared meal was the best. Very sad we could not take you home with us. Thanks and keep up the good work.” -Mike

Nick - previous boat

My husband and I had a private sunset sail. Captain Nick and Joy were the best! Next time we are on the island we will for sure call them again.

Nick - previous boat

What a fantastic day we had sailing, snorkeling and whale watching, capped off with a wonderful sunset. Our Captain Nick did everything he could to make sure we felt like rock stars on our private sailboat. He was absolutely terrific. The booking was effortless and we will definitely do this again.

Nick - previous boat

Had the most enjoyable day out snorkeling with Makai Adventures to Lanai! Captain Nick and first mate Kevin led us on an epic day on the water!

At our first snorkel stop, we even saw sea turtles; which is not typical of a Lanai snorkel trip! But Captain Nick & Kevin knew exactly where to stop to ensure that we saw turtles on our snorkel trip. We also had the pleasure of seeing literally hundreds of active spinner dolphins; including lots of babies, which was simply stated - MAGICAL!!! I loved that Captain Nick wasn´t rushed; allowing us to take in this spectacular site for just as long as the dolphins entertained us!

All in all, this was an epic day out on the water; spent with an outstanding, personable, and highly professional crew! I highly, highly recommend Makai Adventures for the adventurous snorkel wishing to truly get out there and explore all that Lanai has to offer under the sea.

La Grande Bellezza Sample Menu