The 248-foot(ex. Northern Star) by Lürssen Yachts has a navy hull and white superstructure, with spacious outdoor areas on five decks, including the upper sky deck, as well as a touch-and-go helipad. The yacht’s interior is as traditional as the exterior, with beige and off-white finishes on the wainscoting and furniture, along with surprises like a piano, jukebox and fireplace in the salons.
The impression is that of orderly, wide-open space, with an overriding sense of calm. The master suite, on the owner’s deck, has a semicircle of windows in front of the bed, providing an exceptional view of the water. Just out front is a private Jacuzzi. During our visit, it was raining, so the interior proved to be a sanctuary of sorts. The yacht’s gym, sauna, spa and common-area salons make a relaxing contrast to the exterior of the boat, which is devoted to water sports, with two tenders, diving equipment and other water toys. Bella Vita is a classy, sophisticated charter yacht.