$60million luxury yacht owned by US billionaire docks in Belfast


A $60million luxury yacht – with an Italian name that literally translates to ‘the good life’ – docked in Belfast on Wednesday morning.

La Bella Vita, which arrived just outside the Odyssey arena, can accommodate 12 people with her six plush cabins and according to The Yacht Company’s website, her “detailing is classic and cleverly uses natural light to highlight highlight the spacious interiors”.

In addition to a larger living room and dining room than most homes on land, the 60-meter vessel has multiple bars, a jacuzzi tub, shower with seat, numerous flat-screen TVs flat screen, a grand piano, a gym and several plush seating areas.

Bella Vita was originally built for Paul Fireman, the founder of global sportswear company Reebok, and delivered to him by its German manufacturer Lurssen in 2010.

Back then it was called Solemates (appropriate for the designer of a brand famous for its sneakers) and was sold in 2014 to George Argyros, the former US Ambassador to Spain, who named the yacht Hunter.

It is now owned by American businessman and home-builder Dwight Schar, who has a net worth of $1.9 billion and ‘traded’ yachts with George Argyros last year.

Guests staying at Bella Vita will also have a “world-renowned” crew of 15 and can take to the water on a seabob or waverunner, or use the onboard snorkel gear to explore what lurks beneath. below.

The three-deck yacht includes two 7.5m Vikal Custom tenders – which are smaller craft that can sail from the larger yacht to and from – for travelers to explore.

The Yacht Company further states: “Bella Vita is a magnificent 60 meter full displacement luxury yacht of classic design that reflects the quality synonymous with LÜRSSEN construction that is further enhanced by Glade Johnson interiors. Her details are classic and clever use of natural light to enhance the spacious Her stately dining area makes her an ideal yacht for entertaining.

“Bella Vita has an extremely modern anchor stabilization system, which improves passenger comfort at anchor and in rough waters.”

The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar marine engines. Its top speed is 15.5 knots – almost 18 miles per hour – and its cruising speed is 12 knots, with a range of 7,000 nautical miles.


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