Beluga centre stage

When deciding on your next holiday location, why commit to a static bedroom when you could have your view changed daily.

Custom-built by Moonen in 2006, Beluga is an explorer-style motor yacht, last refitted 2011. She was built as a go-anywhere yacht with 4,000 nm range, a robust elegant style, a wide beam, and therefore unusually large volume for her length. She is currently based in Port Douglas, the perfect getaway to the Great Barrier Reef experiences (55minutes drive North of Cairns International Airport).

Beluga’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in five staterooms, including a master suite, two double cabins, two twin cabins and two pullman beds. On the main deck aft, a spacious area is ideal for al fresco dining and cocktails. The main saloon table accommodates formal dining evenings in an elegant atmosphere. A powder room in the main foyer leads to the full-beam master cabin and its private office.

On the sundeck, a four-person Jacuzzi, wet bar, exercise area, dining table for six to eight guests, and sun lounging pads create the ultimate relaxing space. Climb up the monkey island or “grand crow’s nest” – the ideal place for whale watching, reef spotting, or enjoying a champagne sunset.

Beluga carries up to six crew on board, led by experienced Captain Bob Nabal, who has sailed Beluga all way around the world finishing in Port Douglas. Beluga offers expedition style charters, private live-aboard charters, mother shipping in Far North Queensland for the annual heavy tackle marlin season, and joint fishing/diving/leisure trips.

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WHAT TO SEE? THE RIBBON REEFS – GREAT BARRIER REEF Characteristically no wider than 450 meters, the Ribbon Reefs are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marina Park and are covered in colourful corals that attract a plethora of reef life big and small, with sandy gullies separating them, themselves containing interesting critters. The Ribbons reef host several of Australia’s most spectacular dive sites, as well as arguably the most prolific Black Marlin fishing in the world at certain times of year -with general fishing topping the list also.
DIVING The Ribbon Reefs are generally quite shallow, coming up to as high as 5 metres below the surface from a sandy bottom that is between 15-20 metres below the surface. Cod Hole, as the name suggests, is a dive site famous for cod.

WHY BELUGA

  • Expedition-style perfectly suited to her cruising area
  • BELUGA operates with her own 40ft “Chase Boat” fully equipped for all types of fishing, scuba, snorkeling which is included in the standard charter fee.
  • Scuba equipment – unlimited fills
  • Large range of Superyacht “Toys”
  • Sonos music system and satellite TV throughout
  • Broadband Satellite Internet included – (upgradable to higher speeds on request)
  • Expansive sundeck with 4-person jacuzzi
  • Climb up the monkey island or “grand crow’s nest”: the ideal place for whale watching, reef spotting, or enjoying a champagne sunset
  • The full beam Master Cabin includes a private office, whilst 4 cabins on the lower deck accommodate up to 10 guests
  • Experienced crew from multiple nationalities, lead by South African captain Bob Nabal.

www.oceanalliance.com.au

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