TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Ritzy Charters
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Main Salon
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Aft Deck Dining
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Flybridge Lounge is always a popular spot!
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Fordeck is a great spot for sunbathing
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Spacious Master Suite
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Master Settee, Open Vanity & Aft Deck Access
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - All Guest Cabins have Ensuite Bath
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Guest Bath
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Flybridge Lounge
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Luxurious Guest Cabins
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - View from above
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Enjoying the dolphin seat
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Paddleboarding
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Lots of fun water activities
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - At anchor
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Fun times are beckoning
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Underway in the BVI
TELLSTAR Yacht Charter - Come sail with us on Tellstar!
|Refit:||2015 Engines remounted, new Genoa Furling System|
|Number of Crew:||3|
|4 Cabins:||3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s)|
|Speed:||Cruise Speed 8 kt, Max Speed 10kt|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
This luxury catamaran accommodates 8 guests in 3 queen berth cabins and one twin berth cabin. Each cabin has an individual shower, head, A/C control, and TV. The master suite is oversized with extra storage, twin sinks, and private entry.
There are crew quarters in forepeaks for 3 crew. 2 on one side and 1 on the other.
|Cruise Speed:||8 kt|
|Communicate:||Onboard WIFI varies with location.
Communications: cellular, VHF, Sat phone
|Guest Smoke:||Yes/starboard aft deck|
|Min Child Age:||5+|
|Captain Name:||Bret Van Roden|
|Number of Crew:||3|
BRET VAN RODEN, CAPTAIN
Bret was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was raised hunting and fishing throughout his youth. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Finance and Economics. After a few years in the world of finance, he purchased a 41 Ketch named Broken Compass and sailed around the world for three years with his brother and a Siberian husky. They notably sailed double-handed across the Pacific without an auxiliary engine or autopilot. After crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans he moved to Pennsylvania to run operations for the family gift and stationery business. He has been engaged to speak publicly for business groups and a 2014 Tedx event hosted by Semester at Sea.
Bret founded Broken Compass LLC., a fishing tackle company, which debuted in the 2015 Annapolis sailboat show. As a licensed captain and natural mariner, he now displays his years of sea experience guiding guests around the Caribbean aboard Tellstar.
Bret has a passion for diving and is accredited with being an AIDA 2 star free diver that can hit 150 feet!
MALLORY PATTERSON, CHEF
Chef Mallory Patterson brings an extraordinary cooking ability as well as a delightful energy to the crew of Tell Star. She grew up on the East Coast and received her degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University. She then went on to manage several restaurants and run her own catering company before she made her transition to the yachting industry. Today she has raised the bar for outstanding cuisine in the charter yacht market. In her words, I love it, because I now am able to do all of my favorite things: cook, travel and sail.
At the 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show Crew Competition, Mallory knocked it out of the park, winning both the Healthy Beverage and Sunset Canap Challenges. Her former employer can't say enough good things about her. Mallory somehow delivers a never-ending cavalcade of delicious, new recipes inspired by the freshest, local ingredients. Her meals have been a constant source of universal delight to a long list of discriminating guests and clients. She has exceeded the culinary standards set before her by chefs from some of the best restaurants in New York. Despite her extraordinary cooking ability, Mallory's personality may be her most impressive quality. She gets along with everyone and is a lovely and positive addition to social life aboard.
When she's not cooking up delicacies in the galley, she enjoys interior decorating, and her talent has enhanced Tellstar's interior decor. She also enjoys many hobbies including sailing, water skiing, skiing, snorkeling, swimming, reading, and sewing. She is also a certified PADI Rescue Diver.
AMANDA HYATT, STEW/ DECKHAND
Amanda has excelled in the service industry for more than eight years. During her career she has traveled extensively and made lifelong friends along the way. Her radiant smile and genuine warmth make guests feel immediately at ease aboard Tellstar. She’s a natural with small children and when there’s a bit of spare time she’s always keen to teach the older ones paddle boarding and surfing techniques. Even if you thought you’d never give watersports a try, Amanda will show you how fun and easy it can be.
Amanda has a serious side when it comes to caring for guests aboard Tellstar. She anticipates the needs of guests before anyone has to ask. She keeps everything immaculate and organized. She has always enjoyed communicating with people of different cultures and ethnicities. She earned a
Bachelors degree in Spanish and she speaks conversational Italian. Wherever guests come from, Amanda will have no problem making them feel at home. A charter aboard Tellstar is a truly privileged experience to which Amanda adds sparkle and joy.
|Dinghy:||Walker Bay Generation 450; 15' with 70 hp Yamaha|
|One Man Kayak:||1|
|Fish Gear Type:||Trolling/Casting|
|Num Fish Rods:||4|
|Under Water Cam:||Yes|
|Other Toys:||2 GTI Sea scooters
The owner is open to requests for toys not listed! Please ask.
|Full Course:||Open water checkout included|
|Num Dive Tanks:||8|
|Num Wet Suits:||2|
|Num Dives:||2 per day|
|Num Dive Lights:||5|
|Dive Info:||BRET ï¿½ INSTRUCTOR
MALLORY ï¿½ RESCUE DIVER
|Dive Costs:||Scuba diving is included in Tellstar's rates for certified divers. For non-certified divers, Discover Scuba ("resort course") is included, or if guest wishes to take course work for certification prior to the charter, their open water certification is included. OK to use equipment on-board; if additional equipment required for more divers than what is onboard it can be rented at charterer's expense.|
|Num Dine In:||8/1|