Operating in the Caribbean
Aft Deck Dining
Twins convertible to King Fwd
King convertible to Twin Aft
Double guest stateroom
Salon convertible to double
Sun deck dining
Crows Nest Elevator
Oswaldo fell in love with the Ocean during his time in the Mexican Navy. After completing his service, he spent ten years developing a specialist dive center in which he took Mexico’s elite on dive tours around the world. For several years he worked on many different shores including Canada, Egypt, and the Mediterranean. Oswaldo completed his RYA yacht-master training in the challenging waters around the UK, and in 2009 after moving to the BVI’s he met Chef Briar. They have been working side-by-side ever since. Oswaldo’s rich knowledge of the islands and witty sense of humor will ensure you have an unforgettable experience onboard BELLA VITA.
Like many adventurous Kiwi’s, Briar left New Zealand to travel the world in her early 20’s. This led her to discover a passion for food & cooking. She trained as a travel agent and worked in the UK for several years, a computer programmer in the USA for 2 years and as an avid volunteer worker in Israel and the Galapagos. Throughout this time Briar developed her culinary skills which she has since complimented with a number of training courses in the UK as well as advanced courses at ‘Gastronomicom’ in the South of France which is a world-renowned Michelin starred International training academy. This training, her love for food of all cultures and experience in the galley has her effortlessly delivering a variety of cuisines with amazingly full flavors. All dishes are presented with flair and elegance. Briar’s enthusiasm for food and people will win you over and her attention to detail will ensure that your vacation aboard BELLA VITA is perfect.
Lario Mosert - After working in the events industry for several years while completing an Event Management/ Hospitality Diploma program, it was an easy transition for Lario into yachting. With a specialty in private events/weddings and a unique desire to learn from her peers, she has worked in the yachting industry for 3 years and enjoys every minute of it. With a love for diving, detailing and whipping up a very delicious cocktail ;). Lario loves serving and meeting different people. She enjoys the outdoors especially hiking and has a passion for the water. Lario will make every guest feel extra special and welcome on board.
Eben (27) is a Mechanical Engineer who grew up in the South African countryside. He has always loved being in the ocean, swimming for hours on end as a kid. He learned to sail in the stormy waters of Cape Town, and holds a day skipper's ticket. When he's not sailing, he enjoys diving, surfing and flying. He is also currently learning French, and would love to live in the South of France one day.
Eben is highly creative and loves listening to, and making music. Accompanying himself or others on the piano. Another way in which he expresses his creativity is through poetry, publishing his first book in 2018. Before working in yachting, he had a very successful career in the technology industry as a strategist. His mind is wired to understand how things work, and to see the big picture. Therefore, he loves taking things apart and playing with computers.
If you combine all of these traits together, you get a passionate individual who enjoys technology, great design, and especially people.
JP (21) grew up in the Northern Province of South Africa, learning a lot about hunting and nature as a child. Later moving to the Western Cape where he learned to love the ocean and everything that comes with. JP is an avid diver, loves making food and fishing. His biggest goal in life: being infectiously happy.
After finishing school, he went on to travel through most of Southern Africa. Hiking, mountain biking and diving some of Africa’s most beautiful locations. Having worked on a wine farm for a couple of months as well as in security and as a bar tender, JP goes out of his way to make sure everyone is having the time of their lives whilst staying safe doing it.
Growing up in Jamaica and residing in the country area with his extended family, Kemar was always the first one to dismantle and fix things. His interest in learning about how equipment’s work was peaked when he assisted in fixing a car engine at a tender age. He knew from then that he wanted a career that could combine his two loves, open water and fixing things. An Engineer by heart and a lover of the open water, Kemar pursued a career in Marine Engineering at the Caribbean Maritime University. After completing his studies in 2011, Kemar went to work on a commercial vessel as a Cadet for seven (7) months in 2009. After completing his seven (7) months, Kemar wanted to give back to his alma mater and was employed as a Marine Instructor from 2013-2014. He then started his professional sailing career in 2014. During his time of sailing he has worked on numerous vessels such as Tankers, Containers, General Cargos, Bulk Carriers, Motor and Sail Yachts. He currently holds a Marine Engineering License Reg.III/1 Unlimited and is working towards his Class 1 Unlimited CoC. Kemar enjoys meeting new people and is always the first to put a smile on faces. He believes his warm nature is what allows him to adapt to any environment he is in. Be kind, open to opinions, friendly, generous, and most important be respectful is words he constantly lives by. Though he is constantly hard at work, he will spare sometime to ensure your stay on-board Bella Vita is comfortable and fun.
#1 Master Cabin (stbd aft) is a UK king size bed with own bathroom, two sinks, one shower, and commode.
#2 Port aft, and #3 port forward cabins are mirrored cabins with a UK king bed that can split into two single beds, each with own bathroom.
#4 Starboard forward has a double bed, own bathroom
#5 Main saloon couch turns into double bed with privacy curtain and uses guest's day head as bathroom.
Guest comments (for Oswaldo and Briar)
Thank you for making our experience in the BVI’s one of the most memorable trips Kim and I have ever had. You anticipated every detail, provided the best service. Excellent!
I can not think of one more thing you could have done to ensure a fabulous vacation for ALL of our family. And pleasing 3 generations - not easy! In fact you thought of things we could not have thought of.
Thank you for taking such great care of our family.
Our every expectation was exceeded and we couldn’t have asked for better, more personalized service.
The food was the “bomb” - we all head home a bit more “satisfied” in our stomach area,
Thank you so much for your amazing service. The attention to detail from everyone was exceptional and appreciated.
A big thank you for making this birthday week so special. Fantastic snorkeling, watersports and wonderful islands. Amazing food and many many cocktails in the sun.
We loved every aspect of this trip and the crew was unbelievably awesome! They made the trip for us!
Thank you for the most amazing, memorable week in the BVI’s. Everyday was so special and each meal was simply unbelievable.
Sailing around paradise on a beautiful boat with our family was the best way to ring in the New Year!
You run a fabulous show!
Thank you all for your gracious, patient, expert, charming service. You all made this week a trip we’ll never forget.
Everything on our trip was absolutely perfect, from the weather to fishing, diving, food and choice of stops. We couldn’t have had a better time and will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives.
Thank you for a fabulous 8 days! Everything was “over the top” from the cuisine and making us feel like one big family. Oswaldo you are the best captain, able to put us in the best places for scenery and super snorkeling. Your handling of the yacht is impressive.
Thank you very much for your friendly accommodation. It was a really excellent experience.
Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism. Every one of us had the trip of a lifetime – not a once in a life time, as we are coming back!