Meet The $189,000 Per Week Yacht Charter
Soon after the arrival of the 150-foot-long luxury yacht Bella Vita Wednesday afternoon came a ton of chatter as to who might be visiting Newburyport. Tom Brady and Giselle? Taylor Swift? Donald Trump?
Surprisingly, it was none of the above.
Paul Hogg, Newburyport harbormaster, said the passengers were from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and were only briefly visiting. They started their journey in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and were on their way home when they decided to stop in Newburyport for the night.
The passengers asked where they could grab dinner and Hogg pointed them to downtown Newburyport. By yesterday morning’s high tide, the passengers had resumed their voyage to Florida.
According to the Bella Vita website, the super yacht sleeps 12 people and is 147 feet long. It can be rented for voyages across North America in the summer for $189,000 per week. Winter rates climb to $245,000 per week for trips around the Caribbean.
The main deck offers a full beam master cabin with king size bed and en suite Jacuzzi. The yacht also features an exercise room. Cruising speed can reach 12 knots and its draft is almost 9 feet.
Hogg said luxurious yachts such as the Bella Vita are not an unusual sight in Newburyport. In recent years, the city has hosted yachts 180-feet long with fancy names such as Sweet Escape.
Still, Hogg said it was great to see them visit the Port and spend money within the city.
On the other hand, we would rather see them spend that money on a Yacht purchase from American Marine instead and enjoy a slip at our Palmetto marina. Just think of how much that $189,000 weekly rate could get you in a luxury yacht out here in Palmetto? Owning is definitely one of the best things a yacht owner can do and at Riviera Dunes Marina, we believe in that fully.