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The Yacht

The Yacht

Bella of London, a Grand Soleil, is a beautiful 50’ Italian inspired luxury sailing yacht.

Bella is available for offshore racing, corporate hospitality and holiday charters, team building events, cruising & mile building and training in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean.


Whether you are a complete sailing novice who wants to try sailing for the first time or an experienced ocean racer who wants the thrill of competition, we can ensure that any voyage with us gives you what you want.

As a luxury yacht, Bella is all about delivering a great yachting experience for a broad range of events from a sunny corporate sailing day to relaxing Caribbean cruises to major ocean races, such as the 608 nautical mile Rolex Fastnet and the transatlantic ARC Rally.

We offer a range of options from whole boat crewed charters to individual berths.

Sailing on Bella is about participation and enjoying the sport of sailing, from helming to navigation, crewing the boat and sail trimming.

Longer voyages can mean helping with cooking and keeping the yacht ship-shape, which can be interesting experiences whilst under sail. If you have never sailed before, not to worry, we can ensure that you will learn the essentials and have a chance to experience all the different roles that go along to ensure the smooth running of the yacht. We love sailing and we want everyone who sails with us to enjoy it too!


Teamwork is vital in sailing and can help to forge strong bonds and increased cooperation. This emphasis on teamwork makes sailing together as a group, a useful team-building exercise as the whole crew needs to work together in different roles to ensure the efficient working of the yacht.

During the winter months, Bella may be in the Caribbean, taking part in the series of regattas across the islands. If you fancy a Caribbean holiday but want to do more than lie on the beach, we can offer you two options.

We offer skippered charters that will let you explore the islands at your leisure in luxury. Or, if you fancy something exciting, take a berth for one of the famous sailing events and enjoy some ocean racing around the Caribbean islands. With events such as the BVI Spring Regatta, the Sailing Festival or Antigua Sailing Week to choose from, there is plenty of scope for an exciting experience.

Bella of London is an MCA coded Grand Soleil 50. An elegant, sleek, fast and competitive yacht, Bella is a quality, slippy, sloop rig with a cheeky Grand Soleil “performance pack” which includes the taller three spreader mast and deeper keel.

Beautifully finished and very comfortable, as soon as you step on board, you’ll see and sense the luxury of this yacht, and once we venture out onto the open water, you’ll feel and love the effortless speed and power of her.

Based in the UK, Bella can be found at the Dan Bran Marina in Lymington during the summer months and navigating more exotic waters in the winter!

Yacht Interior

Yacht Interior


Below deck, private yacht Bella welcomes you with the elegance of a London club; beautifully finished throughout in teak and furnished very comfortably. This private yacht is a wonderful place for the preparation of great food, to practice your navigation skills when learning to sail or simply relax.


There's an L-shaped galley located to port comprising a gas hob with oven and grill, two fridges, a sink and multiple storage lockers. To starboard, you’ll find the forward-facing chart table and the navigation electronics centre.


The enormous saloon has a large dinette and second settee. The dinette has the added capability to convert into a double berth for extra accommodation when team sailing.


Bella of London has a tri cabin layout with an impressive master cabin in the bow, which includes a large double island berth, twin settees, and en suite heads with shower, wash hand basin and sea toilet. This yacht also has two double aft cabins and an additional head compartment aft. Bella can sleep eight to ten.

Yacht Exterior

Yacht Exterior

On board Bella has an aft cockpit for maximum comfort, stability and on deck space. She is fitted with electrically lowering transom power winches for those moments when energy levels are lower and a deck mounted mainsheet rack for maximum mainsheet control.


Bella is fitted with a teak deck for elegance and foot grip and a teak central table to enable the comforts of life when time and occasion permit – allowing for real enjoyment amidst corporate sailing events, team activities and everyday sailing.

Technical Spec.

Technical Specification

Bella of London is a luxury sailing yacht, designed by Judel & Vrolijk and built by Cantiere del Pardo in 2005. Unlike some of the older, heavier charter boats she is a modern, high quality, well-equipped and competitive yacht.

The super luxury yacht has a white hull, teak decking and a twin wheel aft cockpit.

Her details are:

Name: Bella of London
Manufacturer: Grand Soleil
Model: 50
Engine: Single Diesel
Engine Type: Volvo Md275,75hp
Drives: Sail Drive
Berths: 9
Cabins: 3
Aftcabins: 2
Layout: Aft Cockpit

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MCA Coded (Cat 3)

White Hulled GRP Hull Deck And Superstructure

Galvanised Steel Reinforcing Frame. Deck, Coach Roof & Cockpit Bottom In Teak

Electric Opening Transom With Transom Shower

Vertically Retracting Bow Thruster

Twin Wheel Steering

L.O.A 14.9m (50'0")

L.W.L 13.20m (43'4")

Beam 4.56m (15'0")

Draught 2.30m (7'6")

Displacement 13000kg (28,600lbs)

Volvo Penta 75hp Diesel Engine

Flexofold,3 Bladed Propeller With An Ambassador Rope Cutter


Fractional sloop rig with Hydraulic adjustable back stay

3 Spreader, taller "performance" mast option

Alloy mast and spars

Stainless steel standing rigging

Deck mounted main sheet traveler

Rigid Vang

Slab reefing North sails

131% North Sails 3DL Genoa and 95% Heavy weather jib

Hyde Sails 0.9oz Symmetric Spinnaker

North sails A3 reaching Spinnaker

North sails running Spinnacker

Storm Jib


Sanders Sails Hydranet Radial Genoa for cruising


12v/240v Electric System

240v Shore Power

Automatic Battery Charger 60ah

3 X 3 Pin Chrome Sockets

12v Cigar Socket At Chart Table

12v Dc Power Point In Cockpit


1 X 290 Litre (77 Gallons) Fuel Tank

1 X 460 Litre (122 Gallons) Water Tank

1 X Black Holding Tank

Water System:

Pressurised Hot & Cold Water System

Water maker


Raymarine ST60 depth sounder

Raymarine ST60 speed log

Raymarine ST60 wind speed & direction

Raymarine ST60 multifunction unit (at chart table)

Raymarine ST6001 Plus/ S3 autopilot, with remote control (socket

to right of garage)

Raymarine E120 10.4" colour radar chartplotter

at chart table and repeated at cockpit with 8.4

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF radio with separate switch to cockpit

Furuno 300 Navtex

AIS (Type B, receiver and transmitter)

Iridium 9575 Extreme for weather routing and communications


Bella's Location

Bella is located at the Dan Bran Marina
Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3SE