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  • Length: 32.00m ( 105 ft)
  • Beam: 14.00m (45'90 ft )
  • Draft: 2.80m ( 5'90 ft )
  • Built: 2001 Ref 2013
  • Shipyard: CMN France
  • Guests Capacity: 8+2
  • Speed: 12.0 Knots

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Necker Belle Catamaran Sailing

Neckerbelle is a 105ft cutting edge carbon fibre luxury charter catamaran. She was built by the Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie – CMN shipyard as Lady Barbaretta and launched in 2003, however she was fully re-built in Australian shipyard Azzura Marine in 2008 and 2009. Multihull Neckerbelle was a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards in 2010 for Best Refitted Yacht Category and received the Judges’ Special Commendation.

Multi-hull Neckerbelle offers generous accommodation for 8+2 guests, comprising of a master suite, a double cabin and two twin/double convertible cabins, all with en-suite shower rooms, plus the berths in the salon, where her sofa can be converted into a double bed.

The contemporary spacious interior is furnished with maple and bamboo generating a cool, calm and relaxed atmosphere throughout. In addition to an impressive 12.0 knots under power, Neckerbelle is also capable of speeds in excess of 20.0 knots under sails!

With her low draft, Neckerbelle luxury charter cat is a unique opportunity to cruise in areas where other yachts could be restricted by their draft in shallow waters.

Neckerbelle crewed and luxury charter catamaran is available for rent in Caribbean destinations.

Technical Specifications:

Length LOA: 32.00m ( 105 ft) Beam: 14.00m (45’90 ft ) Draft: 1.80m ( 5’90 ft ) Draft: 2.80m ( 5’90 ft ) Built: 2001 Rebuilt: 2008/2009 Refitted: 2013 Flag: Antigua & Barbuda Builder/Yard: Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie – CMN Naval architecture: Chenus, Presles et Associes Interior design: Azzura Marine Classification: Bureau Veritas Hull and superstructure material: Carbon-Epoxy Gross: 171 Tons Diesel engines: 2 x 425 HP Caterpillar Generators: 2 x 60 kW Onan Fuel consumption: 120 Liters/Hr Fuel capacity: 7.200 liters Fresh water tanks: 2.000 liters + Water makers Air conditioning : Yes Cruising Speed under Power: 12.00 knots Maximum Speed under Power: 18.00 knots Maximum Speed under Sails: 20 + knots Range: 1.500 Nautical Miles Cabins: 4 ( 1 X Master, 2 x VIP, 1 x Double – all en-suite + salon ) Guests: 8+2 Crew: 6

Sails details: Mast: Rotating Carbon Epoxy Mast, Height 38.00m, 4/5th Rigging Sails details  : 1 x Mainsail of 300 sq.m 1 x Self-tacking stay sail of 100 sq.m 1 x Genoa of 185 sq.m 1 x Spinnaker of 500 sq.m

Tender and Sea Toys:

Necker Nymph – 3 x man submarine ( chartered separately) 1 x 5.20 m Zodiac with 115 BHP Engine Sea-Doo underwater scooters Water-skis Wake-boards Stand up paddle boards Kite surfing gear ( on request) Various towable toys Diving gear with compressor PADI diving instructor aboard!!! Snorkeling gear Fishing gear

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All information are subject to change without notice. Yacht charter prices are for a one-week charter or per day. Exact pricing and/ or any other detail will be confirmed in charter contract.

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We use MYBA ( The Worldwide Yachting Association) agreements produced to standardize charter terms and protect the Charterer ( You) , the Owner, and the Agent/Broker.

It has standard protections and escalation clauses in case any problems arise.

Once you have signed a MYBA charter contract, you are obligated to pay the entire charter regardless you actually board the yacht.

In exceptional cases, you may be able to cancel, but monies will be refunded only if the yacht can be chartered to another client, therefore many we suggest purchase of insurance against cancellation.

Charter fee is paid in two rates ; 50% of charter fee when the charter contract is signed and 50 % 4 weeks before charter commencement. Extra expenses are charged with Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA). APA is usually 25 % to 30 % of total charter fee and also depending on your itinerary, food, beverages etc. Captain will keep accurate records of funds spent during your charter and at the end of the charter, you will be refunded the difference, or you will asked to pay more during the cruise if further running costs are incurred.

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Adventures With Necker Belle - The Private Yacht Of Sir Richard Branson

Feel like cruising around in the Caribbean? There's a variety of islands to visit - the Bahamas , Antigua , St. Lucia, St. Croix or Barbados. And why not Richard Branson's Necker Island? Especially now that the Great House has been reopened and is once again receiving guests, after it burned down in 2011 and was raised anew over the last 18 months.

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A Closer Look at Richard Branson's Yacht Necker Belle

While most people need to save up to even enjoy a package holiday, many rich and famous people have the financial means to buy their own means of taking a vacation. One toy that millionaires may buy itself is a luxurious yacht. They can use this to travel to anywhere in the world while enjoying the luxury of everything that a yacht has to offer. Each yacht is different, and this means that a variety of styles are available that feature different amenities. One particularly stunning yacht owned by someone who is both rich and famous is Richard Branson’s Necker Belle, and he certainly has the financial means to buy and enjoy this expensive toy. According to Yacht Harbour, this 32-meter catamaran was launched in 2009 and it was originally called Lady Barbaretta. In 2009, the yacht underwent a full refurbishment and was then bought by Richard Branson , who renamed the yacht, Necker Belle. He chose this name because he owns Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

Yacht Information

Branson had wanted a catamaran for some time as his previous vessel was the motor yacht in which he had broken the world record for crossing the Atlantic. Not a fan of motor yachts, he sold it as soon as he had broken the record and bought the catamaran instead. He based his catamaran at the island after which it is named and used it to sail around the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean Islands. The interior of this yacht was originally designed by Chenus Presles $ Associates, but the 2009 refit was done by Azzura Marine while the catamaran was in drydock, says Superyacht Times . During this refit, both the interior and the exterior were updated, and a fourth stateroom was added. The year after the refit the boat won the World Superyacht Award for the Best New Refit.

Necker Belle has twin CAT 425 horsepower engines, can cruise at around 10 knots, and tops out at 14 knots. These speeds are achieved because the yacht is made from ultra-light carbon fiber. It has the capacity to host 10 guests in a layout over four large cabins, including a master, a double, and two twins. Each of the rooms is beautifully appointed and has its own en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen, and an iPod docking station. There is also enough space to accommodate six cabin crew. Richard Branson and his guests could also relax in the yacht’s main saloon, which is a spacious and relaxing area. This living space is fitted with bamboo and maple features that give the room a light and calming appearance. There is plenty of room for guests to spread out and relax. However, it is not the guestrooms or the saloon that are the main feature of this luxurious catamaran. The element of this yacht that sets it apart from the rest is what the catamaran offers on its yacht.

The deck is just as spacious as the interior and it is designed with fun in mind. There are several swimming pools on the platform if you want to take a cooling dip when you are in the Caribbean sunshine. If guests prefer to take a dip in the ocean, then they can use the six-foot diving board off the end of the yacht. An open-air cinema is another way that Branson and his guests could enjoy some entertainment. The deck area is designed in the style of a beach club, which adds to the sense of fun of this vessel. Necker Belle also boasts some exciting toys and equipment for guests to enjoy while onboard. Club Yacht says that the yacht also has water skis, equipment for game fishing, scuba diving gear, wakeboards, paddleboards, snorkeling gear, inflatable towel toys, and Hobie Cats.

Branson’s personal favorite toy that he liked to use when he spent time on Necker Belle was the excursion submersible Necker Nymph. Like a mini-submarine, this allowed Branson or his guests to go underwater in a tiny vessel that remained buoyant even when not under power. Branson also enjoyed scuba diving when he was on his catamaran as he loved to explore the underwater environment wherever he went. In the evenings, guests can relax in the warm breeze while sitting at one of the deck’s dining areas. Branson and his guests would often enjoy sipping wines in the evenings, as this yacht boasts its own wine cellar that Branson kept fully stocked. When Richard Branson owned Necker Belle, the vessel was operated by Captain Beez Evans who was supported in the running of the yacht by six crew members. They were responsible for keeping the ship up to standard, preparing meals for Branson and his guests, and generally ensuring that the needs of everyone on board were met.

Final Thoughts

Although Branson loved this catamaran, he decided that it was time to sell. Branson reportedly sold the catamaran in 2018 for its asking price of $3 million. His reasons for selling are not known, although it certainly isn’t that he needs the cash as he is one of the wealthiest men in the world. In fact, Wealthy Gorilla estimates his personal net worth at $5 billion. It is now called Bella Vita and it is available for charter via the company Charter World. The price for you and nine friends to enjoy a week on this yacht is a whopping $70,000. During that week, you will have access to the same amenities that were enjoyed by Branson and his guests. This includes a cabin crew that can fulfill your needs and make your experience on this yacht truly special and memorable . You can enjoy all this while sailing around some of the most beautiful areas in the world and using the Caribbean Sea as your playground. You may make several stops at various islands during your week of sailing, including the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean Islands.

Lily Wordsmith

Written by  Lily Wordsmith

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A General Description of Sailing Yacht NECKER BELLE

NECKER BELLE was formerly named project/yacht name Lady B; Lady Barbaretta. This 32 m (105 ft) luxury yacht was created by Jmv Industries (Cmn Group) in 2003. Sailing Yacht NECKER BELLE is a well proportioned superyacht. The firm of naval architecture whom authored this yacht's design with respect to this ship was Chenus, Presles Et Associes (Cpa). Her initial interior design work was the brain child of Chenus, Presles Et Associes. Luxury yacht NECKER BELLE is a quality yacht that is able to sleep up to 8 guests on board and has approximately 5 crew members.

Construction & Design for Luxury Yacht NECKER BELLE

Chenus, Presles Et Associes (Cpa) was the naval architect firm involved in the professional nautical design work for NECKER BELLE. Also the company Chenus, Presles Et Associes (Cpa) skillfully worked on this undertaking. Interior designer Chenus, Presles Et Associes was charged with the creative internal ambience. France is the country that Jmv Industries (Cmn Group) built their new build sailing yacht in. After the formal launch in 2003 in Cherbourg she was delivered on to the owner after final finishing. Her core hull was crafted from composite. The sailing yacht superstructure is made for the most part using composite. With a width of 14 metres or 45.9 ft NECKER BELLE has sizeable size. She has a fairly deep draught of 4.5m (14.75ft). She had refit improvement and alteration work completed by 2008.

Engines & Speeds For S/Y NECKER BELLE:

The 3126B engine installed in the sailing yacht is built by CATERPILLAR. She is driven by twin screw propellers (max prop). The main engine of the ship gives 425 horse power (or 313 kilowatts). She is equiped with 2 engines. The combined thrust for the yacht is 850 HP / 625 KW.

With Superyacht NECKER BELLE She Caters For The Following Accommodation Format:

Apportioning chambers for a maximum of 8 visiting passengers sleeping aboard, the NECKER BELLE accommodates them in style. Normally the vessel has room for circa 5 capable crewmembers to manage.

A List of the Specifications of the NECKER BELLE:

Superyacht Name:Sailing Yacht NECKER BELLE
Ex:Lady B; Lady Barbaretta
Built By:JMV INDUSTRIES (CMN GROUP)
Built in:Cherbourg, French
Launched in:2003
Refitted in:2008
Length Overall:32 metres / 105 feet.
Waterline Length:31 (101.7 ft)
Naval Architecture:Chenus, Presles Et Associes (Cpa), Chenus, Presles Et Associes (Cpa)
Interior Designers:Chenus, Presles Et Associes
Gross Tonnes:185
Displacement:68
Hull / Superstructure Construction Material:composite / composite
Owner of NECKER BELLE:Unknown
NECKER BELLE available for luxury yacht charters:-
Is the yacht for sale:-
Helicopter Landing Pad:No
Material Used For Deck:grp-teak
The Country the Yacht is Flagged in:Luxembourg
Official registry port is: Luxembourg
Home port:Southern France, France
Class society used:BV (Bureau Veritas)
Max yacht charter guests:8
Number of Crew Members:5
Her Engine(s) is two 425 HP / 313 Kilowatts Caterpillar. Engine Model: 3126B diesel.
Overall output: 850 HP /625 KW.
Cruise Speed: 12.5 nautical miles per hour.
Top Speed: 25 nautical miles per hour.
Range: 1500 at a speed of 12.5 knots.
Fuel tanks: 7200 L.
Water: 2000.00.
Power generation: Onan 2 times 17.5 kilowatts, 1 times 7 kilowatts.
Total Sail Size: 290 Metres Squared.
Yacht Beam: 14m/45.9ft.
Waterline Length (LWL): 31m/101.7ft.
Draught at deepest: 4.5m/14.75ft.
The minimum draught is 1.8m/5.9ft.

Miscellaneous Yacht Details

She has a grp-teak deck.

NECKER BELLE Disclaimer:

The luxury yacht NECKER BELLE displayed on this page is merely informational and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by CharterWorld. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but CharterWorld does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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Richard Branson’s Catamaran Is Open For Charter

Richard Branson has completed a refit of his 105-foot carbon fiber catamaran and is offering it for charter this season, starting next month. Originally launched as the Lady Barbaretta in 2003 and now named Necker Belle, she spent two years being done over at Australia’s Azzura Marine and their in-house fittings division AM Interiors. The […]

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Richard Branson has completed a refit of his 105-foot carbon fiber catamaran and is offering it for charter this season, starting next month.

Originally launched as the Lady Barbaretta in 2003 and now named Necker Belle, she spent two years being done over at Australia’s Azzura Marine and their in-house fittings division AM Interiors.

The yacht’s 14-metre beam houses four en suite staterooms all above the waterline making for great views.

The yacht can accomodate up to 10 guests in four en suite staterooms and the main cabin’s lounge area, which can be converted to a double cabin, as well as a crew of seven.

The interior has a cool beach house vibe mimicking that of Branson’s exclusive Necker Island retreat in the British Virgin Islands, where she’ll be at the disposal of guests when not out on charter.

She’s available in the Caribbean from February starting at €60,000 ($88,000) per week. Via: JamesList

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