Richard Branson's Necker Belle in the Caribbean

Richard Branson's Necker Belle in the Caribbean

Sir Richard Branson had specified that he wanted a sailing catamaran that he could return to after a dip in the sea and not have to worry about sandy feet or a wet cossie.

Themed to these specifications, NECKER BELLE, Sir Richard Branson's luxurious 32-metre charter catamaran, was built to recreate a relaxed and cosy, albeit luxurious 'beach house on the water'. 

To that brief, Australian interior designer, Jodie Duddington, created an interior that combines simplicity and practicality, while exuding quality, with all the mod cons its discerning target market could demand. The colour palette pairs blues and cream in soft furnishings, and incorporates bamboo flooring and rock maple wall cladding for a rustic, sun-bleached feel.

Sir Richard describes this luxury charter catamaran, as "a mobile version of Necker Island, my home and favourite hideaway". It is the ideal charter catamaran for exploring the many islands of the Caribbean and the hidden gems that can only be reached by boat. Accommodation on board is for up to 12 charter guests

Being a catamaran, built for "space, grace and pace", NECKER BELLE boasts indoor areas that are light and airy, with uninterrupted views of the tropical paradise beyond from her elevation of two metres above the water line.

Under sail, NECKER BELLE is an impressive sight, with her red foresail and sleek profile. Sir Richard promises NECKER BELLE will provide a luxury charter yacht service, along with plenty of fun.

Onboard, along with all the modern communications and entertainment facilities you would expect, are an arsenal of watertoys, scuba gear, tender and even an open-air cinema projected on a big screen that unfurls on the aft deck – all the trimmings with the trademark Virgin twist.

Like a mirage in the dazzling azure sea, Necker Island, is a 74-acre (300,000m²) island just north of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

Necker Island can only be described as a tropical haven, characterised by what they term "barefoot luxury". Fortunately, as part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio of luxury properties, Necker can be yours for a week or longer, exclusively or as part of a lucky handful of guests from all over the globe.

There's no shortage of things to do during the day, from tennis and watersports to day trips to neighbouring islands, and Necker is famous for its vibrant night-life – all tinged with the Caribbean flavour and breathtaking island backdrop which inspired Sir Richard to share his private island with guests.

NECKER Island is in the British Virgin Islands.  As a charter destination, this is where you can escape to sheltered bays, swim from alluring golden beaches, or join in the unique fun and local cuisine at the many waterfront restaurants and bars to be enjoyed as you cruise from island to island. The impressive charter yachts we offer in the British Virgin Islands will cater for your every need while you discover this is an unforgettable part of the world. Contact us about your next charter in the British Virgin Islands today.

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