|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Master, 2 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||5+|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Tell Star, a 62ft Lagoon, has a very spacious, open layout with wonderfully expansive decks for enjoying the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Large windows allow plenty of natural light in the interior as well as amazing views. She accommodates 8 guests in 4 luxurious, well-designed cabins, three with queen berths and one with twin beds. The master suite features a walk-around bed with private sitting area and direct access to the cockpit. For families with a small child, the sitting area can be converted to a single berth. Guest cabins have side access to beds, baths with separate showers, plenty of natural light, and storage space.
The aft deck offers a spacious lounge area and outdoor dining with magnificent views. From the aft deck there is easy access to the water via the wide steps on each pontoon. The foredeck with its two large trampolines is a favorite area for sunbathing and lounging while under sail.
The expansive fly bridge is yet another wonderful spot to take in the spectacular scenery with a hard top bimini providing shade from the sun.
Tell Star has three crew on board ensuring excellent service for guests and is available for charter in the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean in the winter season, and sailing the Bahamas, Florida, and New England during the summer season.
Why choose just one island when you can explore as many as your heart desires? There is no better way to vacation in the islands than by boat and there is no better choice than with the luxurious sailing catamaran, Tell Star. Add a very energetic and popular and talented crew, and the journey is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Croatia
There are crew quarters in forepeaks for 3 crew. 2 on one side and 1 on the other.
2 GTI Sea scooters, Noodles, The owner is open to requests for toys not listed! Please ask., ,
Bret & Mallory
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." ..read more
At the 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show Crew Competition, Mallory knocked it out of the park, winning both the Healthy Beverage and Sunset Canapé 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
Bio coming soon.
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 24 hour
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Tell Star!
We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!
I continue to put the yacht forward and think its a fantastic option for families.
The crews were top notch. They worked well together and all very accommodating.
We used a charter service, "fly the whale" for the transport to Staniel. The sea plane made it so easy.
Thanks so much for all the help!
The one of a kind, fabulous, funny, creative, smart, handsome and beautiful, athletic, cool camp directors, polite, good listeners, teachers, world class sailors, better than brilliant, cute, Americans, loving family, laid back, beyond energetic, coordinated, welcoming, open, easy to be with, darling to look at, TALENTED TELL STAR CREW!
Happy Thanksgiving 2015!
We had a fantastic week aboard the Tell Star. I have to say it was the most adventurous vaca ever. Between swimming & scuba with the sharks and hiking through mangroves, we managed to still have time to relax with the iguanas and drink the wine! We cant wait to hopefully see you all again next year.
The guests had a fantastic time on board Tell Star. They said Mallory was amazing and they wanted to take her home with them. Thank you so much!
I left my job, my duties, and my salary
To have a week of the most incredible food
All prepared by the beautiful Mallory.
I left my jeans, my make up, my jewelry and hair stylist
So I could be guided by the magnificent Tyler.
I left my apartment, my routine, my kids and my dad
So I could sail for a while with Captain Chad.
You made this vacation wonderful, never took us astray
Except for that one day stranded in Hatchet Bay.
But in all seriousness, from the bottom of my heart
Tell Star is amazing, the Bahamas are beautiful
Yet Mallory, Tyler, and Chad are the very best part!!!
Floating, sidelong glance at the
Joyous fiery sunrise passed
The hell hole of Hatchet Bay
We dream infinite leisure, sharks no
Matter, Chad and Tyler manage the sea
And our lofty expectations simultaneously
Whilst Mallory plies us with pure
Loving gastronomy & immaculate joy!
Mario & Susie
I eat all over the world, but I am never quite as happy as when I am basking on the Tellstar with Chef Mallory in charge of all things delicious. Chef Mal makes healthy tasty sexy food that makes the Tellstar and her kitchen one of my fave destinations in the world, wherever it floats .. as often as I can be there, I am there.
It's hard to articulate our experience except to say perfect location, perfect yacht and most importantly perfect crew. Chad, Mallory and Tyler are so pleasant and so organized. They anticipated all of our needs and treated us better than any resort. We'll always remember our 25th anniversary in the BVI. The experiences and awesome food and drinks will fuel our stories to others for years. Thank you guys! Becky and Marty.
Feedback to broker:
Our trip couldn't have been any more fabulous. The crew made it more than special and we feel like we've made new friends!!! Their professionalism, knowledge, hospitality, and the amazing culinary expertise of Mallory were unsurpassed. And, of course ... the fun factor!!! Thank you for turning around a not so good situation and making it such a memorable and wonderful time for us! I will not hesitate to recommend my friends to you but bear in mind that they will want to sail with Tell Star!!!
I have two sons, 19 and 17. I wanted them to have a great time with tons of activities. I read about Chad, Tyler and Mallory and loved your boat so this seemed like a good fit. It was beyond my optimism. You have real live jewels with these guys! My son and Chad caught fish that was on the table an hour later prepared by Tyler. When we were in Anegada, Tyler brought delicious spiny lobster for dinner. He worked so hard, plus entertaining us. Chad is the consummate Captain. Very dedicated, and available for us to enjoy all of his ideas, vast travel experience and take us on water activities.
You know these men well, but I am so pleased that I want you to hear just how great they are onboard. Of course, they are both darlingas well as intelligent, educated and full of ideas. We are a very social threesome and they joined in with us. As a mom, I loved their participation because I was able to have some down time to myself.
Your boat was new, immaculate and sophisticated. We all thought it was the nicest one we had ever chartered. Thank you for making available the the best trip ever. We did not want to leave! Marcie
I can tell you they are all still basking in happiness!
Chad makes the best painkiller in the islands and a pretty mean margarita to boot, so watch out or you might end up jumping off the roof of Willie T's! We enjoyed swapping stories, relaxing, and most especially remembering what's truly significant in life.
We cannot thank these extraordinary brothers enough for making our 9th anniversary a genuinely incredible experience and we look forward to sharing adventures together again soon.
The charter on Tell Star went really well and they were over the top, so thank you!!