LUXURYCULTURE.COM - Beluga: Anouska Hempel's Turkish Gulet


The ultra chic Turkish gulet restored and owned by hotelier and designer Anouska Hempel is for the first time available for private charter. We take a virtual tour of the magnificent Beluga before it sets sail along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia.

Anouska Hempel, the hotelier and interior designer behind The Hempel Hotel and Blake’s Hotel in London, tells the story of how she came to buy Beluga in 1992 and what the yacht means to her

“I don’t know what got into me but one day I decided we just had to have a boat. I had always loved the boats in Bodrum, which they bring onto land in the winter to dry the keels. I felt sure that if we went down in October, when it was quiet and everyone’s holidays were over, we would find a beautiful old boat in need of some love and attention.”

“She was Greek blue which I don’t like but we stripped away everything but the bare essentials, such as the mast, and took years re-building her. I was aiming for a relaxed, non-pretentious look for happy days at sea.”

“Everyone told me I couldn’t have a proper bath on a boat but why on earth not?”

“This boat was always about entertaining. We could have designed another cabin but instead we preferred to have additional space for relaxing and entertaining. We can fit 18 people round the table so easy to pick up friends from port to port and invite them for dinners onboard.”

More info:

Beluga accommodates a maximum of 7 guests and is available to charter
from €40,000 per week on a full-board basis.

Dalmatian Destinations
+44 333 700 8007

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