Whilst design doyenne Anouska Hempel has received international acclaim for her iconic hotels, private residences and gardens, her beloved yacht BELUGA has – until recently – been a well-kept secret, preserved only for use by close family and friends.
Now available to charter throughout Europe, BELUGA is a 28-metre Turkish gulet that has been entirely rebuilt and beautifully designed to an impeccable standard in Hempel’s signature monochrome style. The expansive deck space is covered in bold oversized cushions. The mahogany mast is dressed in dramatic black sails, and, at the stern, sweeping black drapes frame the views of the sea. Frette linen adorns her three cabins and nothing but the best bone chinaware is served at the table.
The yacht’s galley would look luxurious in a New York apartment. Here your chef de cuisine and his team prepare food for an average of 12 guests per day. Beluga was designed for lively lunches and sophisticated dinners and can fit 18 people round the table so easy to pick up friends from port to port and invite them for dinners onboard.
Alongside Beluga’s dedicated Captain, her crew includes a chef from Blakes Hotel and a steward to provide guests with immaculate service and signature dishes from Hempel’s famed hotels. An engineer and deck hand are onboard for seamless sailing adventures and watersports on Beluga’s 4.5m RIB tender.
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Boats are the ultimate accessory and aesthetics matter. Anouska Hempel’s Beluga is proof of this.
Dock Beluga in port and it’s like turning up at a party with the tall, dark stranger in a sea of identikit, plastic-fantastic supermodels.
Nothing could be more stately than Anouska Hempel’s own boat now available for private charter. There is no more exquisite summer hook-up than this.