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CALLISTA Yacht Charter Catamaran

All Inclusive

$33,600 - $39,600 per Week

Guests

8

Cabins

4

Crew

3

Size / Year Built / Builder

62.0 Ft / 2016 / Lagoon

About

Callista is a deluxe upscale “Essence 620” Lagoon. The Essence line is the top specification available from Lagoon, adding upscale deluxe finishes and special features. Built in 2016, the yacht was used privately until she was upgraded for charter in August 2018. Callista offers the popular 4 guest cabin layout with spacious cockpit and the upper flybridge that have become ever popular with guests. With a galley up design, this yacht offers the spacious owner version master stateroom plus 3 queen guest staterooms, accommodating a total of 8 guests. Her crew - Roland and Vanessa have completed over 140 charters in the Caribbean since 2011. They are vastly experienced in The Virgin Islands (British and US), the Grenadines from St. Vincent to Grenada, and St. Martin / St. Barths / Anguilla. A full scuba diving program is available with Callista, including Dive Instruction so guests do not need prior certification.

Accommodations

Callista accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 luxurious queen cabins all ensuite with electric heads and seperate shower stalls and individually controlled AC. Crew offer the option to switch their single upper/lower berth cabin with a queen cabin if single beds are needed.
Fans throughout the boat.

Linen turn around: every 3 or 4 nights….7 night charter normally after the 3 night or on the 4th day

We change out the sheets, pillow slips, hand towels, bath towels, swimming towels, face cloths and bath mats
In the evenings we turn on lights. Close blinds….switch the A/C on if not already on

Cabins
4
Queen(s)
4
Twin(s)
1
Showers
5
Wash Basins
5
Electric Heads
5
Paper in Heads
Yes

Amenities

Helipad
No
Deck Jacuzzi
No
Air Conditioning
Full
Sun Awning
Yes
Hammock
No
Wind Scoops
No
Deck Shower
Yes
Bimini
Yes
Hair Dryers
Yes
Port/Hatches
yes
Wheelchair Access
No
Stabilizers
No

Onboard Entertainment

Salon TV/DVD
Yes
Salon Stereo/Music
Yes
Board Games
Yes
Dine In
8
Sat TV
No
iPod/MP3 Hookups
Yes
DVDs/Movies
Yes
CDs/Music
BVI stream
Books
Yes
Videos
Yes
Gym Equipment
Yes
Other Amenities
•Fly bridge Fridge x3
•Espresso Coffee machine in the Galley
•USB sockets in cabins next to the bed
•Fans in Cabins, Galley and Salon
•Washer/Dryer
•Shared TV in Salon with Electric lift in Central Galley
•TV in owners suite
•Personal Hair iron
•Personal Hair straightener
•Complimentary Ear buds
•Complimentary Cotton wool swabs
•Complimentary Shampoo
•Complimentary Conditioner
•Complimentary Shower Gel
•Complimentary Disposable razors
•Complimentary toothpaste
•Complimentary facial wipes

•Turkish swim towels

•SONOS Music system is available in 4 zones, saloon, cockpit, fly bridge AND fore deck. Listen to different music choices at different volumes in 4 different areas of the yacht.

• Extra fridges

•CALLISTA has 220V power outlets in each cabin and common areas with adapters for American style plugs

•We have a 110V transformer on board.

•CALLISTA has a medical kit to MCA coding.

•Electric winches throughout

•Inversion hatches on the underside for safety
•Large array of other safety equipment
•The fore deck is fully cordoned off for increased safety
•The cockpit can be fully enclosed for comfort and increased security/safety
•The fly bridge can be fully enclosed for comfort and safety

•Fish ID books

•Bird Books

•Cruising guides


•CALLISTA has a full wet bar area with ice maker, fridge, blender and wash up area

•CALLISTA welcomes tandem charters but for safety reasons no overnight rafting will be possible.


Water Entertainment

Water Skis - Adult
Yes
Water Skis - Kids
No
Jet Skis
No
Wave Runners
No
Kneeboard
Yes
Windsurfer
No
Snorkel Gear
Yes
Tube
Yes
Scurfer
No
Wakeboards
Yes
Kayaks - 1 Man
No
Kayaks - 2 Man
1
Floating Mats
Yes
Beach Games
Yes
Fishing Gear
Yes
Under Water Camera
Yes
Under Water Video
Yes
Stand-up Paddle
1
Sea Bobs
No
Sea Scooters
No
Sailing Instructions
Yes
Dinghy
15ft
Dinghy HP
60
Dinghy Pax
8
Sailing Dinghy
No
Swim Platform
Stern Scoops and platform
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type)
Stern Transom
Fishing Gear Type
various
# of Rods
4
Others
•Huge Sun shade covers complete foredeck and trampoline area
•Flybridge and Foredeck cushions in dark grey and graphite shades
•4 x Blue Ocean LED under-water spot lights
•Inflatables
Wake Skate
Adult water skiis
Adult wake board
Junior wake-boards (similar to Zup Board)
2 x Stand Up Paddle-boards
Tow-able inflatables
Floating chairs and mats with cup holders
•Snorkeling sets of various sizes
• Sea Life camera in waterproof housing with video capabilities
• Digital guest photos as keepsake upon request
• Personalized guided shore excursions
•Vanessa is a certified ASCHTANGA 8 limb YOGA instructor
•Note there is a shade over the foredeck area on CALLISTA.
•Extra large Weber propane grill
•Bespoke storage bags to store masks/fins easily accessible for your convenience
•Special safety floating line attached to the stern of CALLISTA for swimmers peace of mind
•YOGA mats
•FREE Personalized snorkel instruction for first timers
•Fish ID presentation with video
•Fish ID guest involvement with ID slates and books
•Volunteer Fish Survey Project and upload data to Reef Conservation Agency online
•Free membership to Reef Environmental Education Foundation
(www.reef.org/user/register)
•FREE Personalized water bottles to take home
•FREE CALLISTA caps to take home
•Assorted board games..Dominoes, Monopoly, Pictionary, 5 sec rule, Speak Out, Playing Cards...
•CALLISTA has a dinghy PLATFORM at the back to make skiing and all water sports much easier AND WORKS WELL AS A SWIM PLATFORM
•If clients wish to obtain a temporary Fishing Permit they will need to quote the boats permit #
Equipment - Two trolling rods with a 50 pound test line with high end Shimano reels plus 2 casting rods.

Scuba Diving

Scuba
Onboard
Cost of Full Course
TBD
License Info
Instructor
Air Compressor
Onboard
Tanks
10
BCs
8
BCs Regulators
8
Weight Sets
8
No. of Divers
8
Dives per Week
4 Dives
Night Dives
1
Dive Lights
4
General Diving Info
NEW dive compressor onboard with ability to fill 4 tanks at one time.
Vanessa is a PADI Dive Master
Roland is a PADI Open Water Diving instructor with diving insurance including public liability. Roland is also qualified to teach O2 delivery, Nitrox specialty, Deep specialty, Wreck specialty, Navigation specialty, Fish ID specialty, Drift dive specialty, Night dive specialty courses.
Premium Dive Experience
2 X Oxygen cylinder (safety
Gear included in price.
Wet suits, if desired, need to be rented.
10x scuba tanks
8 complete sets of the following in various sizes from XS to XL
Regulators, BCDs, integrated weight system plus weight sets
-Dive Computer
-eRDP
-Cressi closed heel Fins
-Dive Masks and Snorkels
- SMB and reel (Instructor)
- Flashlights
- Slates
- Fish ID slates
Volunteer Fish Survey Project...Please inquire for further information
Diving Costs Information
Guests may bring their own gear
Discover Scuba Diving (x1) $150 (if successful that would include 1 dive accompanied by the instructor to a max depth of 30 ft)
• Dive courses offered are not included in the charter fee and will be invoiced separately. ($150-$450)

$350 Tropical Referral check out dive
4 FREE dives for Certified Divers

PLEASE NOTE:
In locations where the vessel is required by law to make use of rendezvous diving/local dive operators, this cost will be for the guest account.

Technical Details

Cruising Speed
8-10 Knots
Max Speed
12
Inverter
5000 and 2000 W
Voltages
220V and 110V
Water Maker
75gph/300L
Water Capacity
1000L
Ice Maker
Yes
Generator
19kw and 10Kw
Elevators
No
Communications
•VHF
•Internet
•Cell Phone
•Sat Phone by request for charterer account

Charter Types

Special Diets
Inq
Kosher Diets
Inq
BBQ
Yes
Gay charters
Yes
Nudist Charters
Inq
Crew Smokes
No
Pets Onboard
No
Guest Pets Allowed
No
Children Allowed
Yes
Minimum Age
6 yrs.
Guest Smokes
AFT Transom Only

Green Initiatives

Make drinking water tested for purity
Yes
Re-usable water bottles
Yes
Other Green Initiatives
Callista has installed solar panels Fresh air ventilation in all the cabins Trash management protocol Volunteer Reef/Fish Awareness Program Reef Foundation Members

Rates

 
Summer 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
Summer 2022
Winter 2022 to 2023
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
$33,550 $34,650 $35,750 $36,850
$36,300 $37,400 $38,500 $39,600
$33,550 $34,650 $35,750 $36,850
$36,300 $37,400 $38,500 $39,600
Rates are per week

Please Note:
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.

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Captain

Name
Roland Schaeffer
Nationality
South African
Year Born
1964
License
RYA Yacht Master Ocean/PADI Scuba Instructor

Crew

Name
Vanessa Verster
Title
Chef/Mate
Nationality
British & SA
Year Born
1967
Licences
PADI Divemaster/Yoga Instructor
Languages Spoken by Crew
English Afrikans

Brief

Captain Roland and Chef/ First Mate Vanessa, both vibrant and energetic, hail from Cape Town, South Africa. Roland and Vanessa met when in their 20´s and were married in February 2010.

Previously, Captain Roland worked in the corporate environment, ending at the pinnacle of his successful career managing his own business servicing the dental and medical industry. From being a Sea Scout in his youth then followed his passion for the sea by obtaining his RYA Yacht Master Offshore – subsequently receiving his RYA Yacht Master Ocean certification. Roland has delivered yachts professionally, doing numerous trans-Atlantic crossings (amongst others) accumulating in excess of 100 000 Nautical Miles. The majority of these deliveries were for the TUI group (Moorings/Sunsail)

Roland’s first transatlantic blue water passage in 2004 brought him to the shores of the Caribbean. It was during one of those yacht deliveries in 2005 that Roland came across Tradewinds Cruise Club and worked as a Charter Captain managing a Privilege 48 Ft catamaran in and around the Caribbean windward islands, operating primarily out of Jolly Harbour in Antigua, going on to work with Vanessa on numerous and larger catamarans for Tradewinds Cruise Club in 2012 and then into the private sector in 2013. His other passions include kite surfing, cycling, scuba diving, free diving and fishing.

Vanessa holds a diploma in fashion design but soon discovered that the hospitality industry is where her passion lies. For years a deli and coffee shop owner in the heart of prestigious London-Marylebone Lane- and prior to that, spent many years in the restaurant industry all over the world, from South Africa to Honduras to Europe. Having worked in the food and hospitality industry for so many years ensures without a doubt that your expectations will be exceeded. The guest book is testament to Vanessa’s great skills in the galley. Her creative flair and ability to cater to challenging dietary requirements is nothing short of incredible. Vanessa tends to lean towards a very healthy al fresco style preparation. (Roland is kept very busy on the grill!)

In 2010 Roland and Vanessa decided to put their individual skill sets together. They sold their respective businesses and embarked on a plan to work on yachts full time. They contacted Tradewinds Cruise Club with whom Roland has had a long standing relationship. The rest as they say is history.
Both growing up in South Africa has taught Vanessa and Roland to appreciate and indulge in numerous outdoor activities, whether it be hiking, skiing, river rafting , kayaking or scuba diving to name a few.

Vanessa and Roland are both qualified PADI Rescue Diver’s. Roland is also a qualified PADI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR and offers Discover Scuba Diving for non certified divers onboard SV CALLISTA ! Their guests can be sure they are in very safe hands ! There is NO certification after a DSD course.
In addition Roland is an instructor in wreck, deep, navigation, drift, Fish ID , nitrox scuba diving specialities.
Vanessa is a trained ASHTANGA yoga instructor and has added Powerboat Level 2 to her qualifications.

The flavour of Roland and Vanessa’s charters lends itself towards getting off the beaten track, finding paths less travelled but also feel very comfortable offering an itinerary which includes lively beach bars and popular locations. They are open to lifestyle charters of more than one week thereby allowing the freedom to island hop.

The grill is utilized a lot, providing a healthy outdoor style of food preparation and still managing to retain a feeling of luxury.

Roland is a South African citizen and Vanessa carries both British and South African citizenship. Their home language is English however speak fluent Afrikaans. Both are non-smokers.

Being extremely service orientated, Roland and Vanessa feel very strongly that to provide a high level of service, responsiveness and speed a crew of 3 is best.

3rd Crew member Stew/Deckhand
Maxime was born and raised on the East Coast of South Africa. She studied Hospitality Management for 3 years and worked in various luxury hotels for three years before deciding to adapt her skill set to work in yachting and see more of the world.

She began her career as a sole stewardess on a sailing yacht in Monaco and began her first circumnavigation embarking on an incredible adventure to sail the world. After this she joined The Oyster World Rally and also participated in the Oyster Antigua Regatta which really ignited her passion and love for sailing. She has sailed around 52 000 nm during her career thus far and sailed the North and South Atlantic, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea
Maxime has a vibrant positive attitude paired with good sense of humor and strives to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on board.

She hopes to make your stay onboard Callista an unforgettable experience.


Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19

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