Bellacha - RPD in Italy 70
BELLACHA is a 70-foot custom-designed performance sailing yacht, built at RPD shipyard in Italy. BELLACHA had only one previous owner who enjoyed both entertaining and racing, and maintained the yacht in top form.
Despite the yacht’s meticulous maintenance, new owner-operators Dan and Lisa decided on a complete refit. As long-time industry professionals, they know the features and upgrades that make a charter sailing yacht a stand-out. Classic styling is enhanced with a contemporary interior and new, eco-friendly, state-of-the-art systems, tp include solar panels on top of the two hard Biminis. High-tech insulation, window meshes, and air conditioning provide for a cool interior.
BELLACHA’ has a very flexible cabin configuration. 10 guests can fit in 3 beautifully appointed cabins, two of them with the flexibility to have a double bed or to sleep 4 children in bunk beds. So whether there are three, or four kids in the cabin, or only two adults, everyone sleeps comfortably!
Guests will delight in the expansive deck spaces. There are sunbathing mattresses under the two Biminis and on the coach roof. The Biminis also have protective shade screens. One of the favorite spots on BELLACHA is the huge swim platform. Great for soaking up sun, it affords super easy access to the sea for swimming, water sports and easy tender access.
Captain Dan and Chef/Mate Lisa are skilled professionals with years of charter experience. Guests aboard BELLACHA can anticipate the thrill of performance sailing, fabulous meals according to their preferences, and memorable adventures by sea and ashore.
Built: 1982 / Refit: 2018
Guests: 10 / Cabins: 3
DVD library / DVD player saloon
Indoor audio system
4.10m RIB with 50hp engine
Stand Up Paddleboards x 2
Snorkel gear for 8
PRICES & OFFERS
16,500 EUR per week
11,500 EUR per week
MCA Compliant: MCA Compliant
Rates are Plus Expenses
Additional Rate Details:
Summer seasons on the Med:
Low season - May 1 to 31 & October 1 to 31
2 pax - 11,500 euros
4 pax - 12,500 euros
6 pax - 13,500 euros
8-10 pax - 14,500 euros
Mid season - June 1 to 30 & September 1 to 30
2 pax - 12,500 euros
4 pax - 13,500 euros
6 pax - 14,500 euros
8-10 pax - 15,500 euros
High season - July 1 to August 31
2 pax - 13,500 euros
4 pax - 14,500 euros
6 pax - 15,500 euros
8-10 pax - 16,500 euros
Children under 10 are free.
No Delivery fees for Croatia and Montenegro for 2020.
VAT 13% for Croatia charters. No VAT if charter itinerary remains in Montenegro, and no VAT for Ionian Sea and Dodecanese islands in Greece.
Breakfast and lunch included
Dinner onboard is on a pre-booked basis, cost is 50 euros per head including local alcohol
Fuel is included and mooring for arrival and drop off is included
Local bar is included but fine wines and spirits are not.
Noon to Noon for embarkation / disembarkation (good for flight connections) if required.
Charters for Corfu, Greece to embark / disembark in Albania, and Turkey for Dodecanese islands, to comply with Greek charter rules.
The APA fee is to cover expenses such as food, beverages, fuel, transfers, marinas (if any). The captain keeps detailed accounts and receipts which are available to see online during your cruise - at the end of the trip the accounts are settled and any amount left is refunded back to you or if you have exceeded your APA accounts are settled at the end of your charter.
Summer Base Port: Kotor, Montenegro & Croatia & Greece
Summer Operating Area: Greece, Croatia
Winter Base Port: Montenegro & Italy
Winter Operating Area: Greece, Croatia
Based in Montenegro. Please inquire for itineraries in Croatia.
Bellacha is also available in Greece, Ionian Sea for Corfu.
Also inquire for South Dodecanese islands (capital island is Rhodes) and North Dodecanese islands (capital island is Amos)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Aft Master has Queen sized bed; two guest cabins have twin beds that can convert to a king size bed plus each guest cabin has 2 pullman berths. This gives options for couples, families, or single individuals to be on board!
Danny has always loved sailing, it’s in his blood. As a small child he was inspired by his Dad. Sailing was a passion they both shared. He recalls, “I started dinghy sailing aged eight, when Dad purchased a mirror dinghy kit that we built together. We started to race together right away.” No doubt, this close bond with his Dad led to his enjoyment in having kids on board today. He says he loves their energy. “Happy kids and happy parents.” Danny’s nautical accomplishments began early. He was a keen racer in the Enterprise dinghy class, youth division and won many events. At 14, he became the UK Youth National Champion. He went on to enjoy a naval career in the UK Merchant Navy as a Marine Engineer. He attended Leith Nautical College, Edinburgh, Scotland and UKSA in Cowes, obtaining naval engineering and sailing qualifications, respectively. In addition to a remarkable navy career, Danny is a professionally qualified yacht captain with a commercial endorsement and 30 years of experience. He has captained private sailing yachts, catamarans and charter yachts. He was a Flotilla Captain for eight summer seasons in Turkey and Greece. The Ionian Islands are his favourite cruising grounds. He’s definitely a serious sailor, but he’s also funny, enthusiastic, energetic and fun. He is a gentle instructor for those who want to learn something new, and a delightfully entertaining host. Danny and his wife Lisa are both highly experienced in the marine industry. From 1995-2005 they operated their own charter sailing yacht, an Irwin 52, in Turkey, Greece, Montenegro and Croatia. Since 2005, they’ve worked together as professional yacht crew for private owners in the Mediterranean and the Pacific. Today, they are thrilled to host charters aboard their beautiful, Italian-built, custom-designed, 70’ sloop, BELLACHA.
Lisa was born in a land-locked, village in East Sussex, England, called Wadhurst. So, it was by a strange stroke of luck that she learned to sail. She recalls that when she was very young, work began to construct a reservoir by damming and then flooding a valley about 20 minutes from her home. Bewl Water was created, which is now the largest body of inland water in south east England. She says, “The new reservoir gave me the chance to learn dinghy sailing. I started sailing Optimists, then moved on to the Mirror, the Topper, the fireball ,and finally got onto windsurfing.” Thus, her lifelong passion for sailing began. After finishing school, Lisa studied interior design at the London School of Furniture. She worked weekends in local gastro pubs, picking up cooking tips in the kitchens and serving tables. After receiving her diploma, she went to work for Neilson Holidays. She says, “Working for Neilson gave me a great base in the hospitality industry. I gained my dinghy and windsurf instructor certification and a lot of experience teaching sailing. Also, for two winter seasons, I was both managing and cooking in ski chalets in Italy and Austria.” “My inspiration and passion are for Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, local, and when available, organic produce. My cooking style reflects my extensive experience cooking in Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy and Spain. My guests’ favorites are fresh lobster & seafood pasta. My personal favorite foods are fresh juices and whole foods.” While Lisa specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, she also excels in preparing restricted menus including Kosher, allergy-free, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. Lisa values an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. She believes in the health properties of individual foods and vegetables including ‘super foods. Her goal is to delight guests aboard BELLACHA with cuisine that not only tastes amazing, it makes them feel amazing as well.
"We had a great time! From swimming to swinging on the jungle swing to the ruins to the delicious food. Thank you for your hospitality!
Love from the “R” Family"
"This was the best! The crew, the boat, the food, the cruise! Thank you for making our vacation so memorable!"
Mark & Amy
"The most beautiful spots with the most wonderful people. What a marvellous vacation!" Holly & Eric
"Thank you for a wonderful week. Food, great sails, and an accomplished guide! Fondly, Marilynn & John"