Sir Richard Branson’s yacht — the Necker Belle — is up for sale.
If you can’t commit a couple hundred paychecks to the Virgin’s vessel, you can still rent the 32m/105’ sailing catamaran for $110,000 per week.
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Launched in 2003, the boat was built by French Shipyard CMN before Branson dropped some coinage and spent two years rebuilding the vessel at Azzura Yachts in Australia. The boat did time transporting the Branson brood back and forth to their private island in the Caribbean. Maybe now they’re just going to take a rocket ship to and from the island on their way back from the moon?
The boat fits 10 comfortably and comes with its own nymph. It ain’t how you’re thinking but an ironic name for the man who founded a company named Virgin.
One of her most extraordinary charter features is the ultimate underwater exploration toy – the ‘Necker Nymph’, a fully-submersible underwater aircraft. Two passengers alongside with a trained pilot at the helm can dive down to depths of 30m/100’ for up to two hours, exploring and discovering marine life in the beautiful Caribbean waters.
Branson put the boat on the market for purchase last year so time is limited to rent the Necker Belle and play James Bond in the open waters.