Catamaran Callista

62ft · 8 guests · Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Callista Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $30,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $35,000 (8 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 8
Guest Cabins 4
Length 62ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen, 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2016
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 yrs.)
Home Port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Catamaran Callista Overview

Callista is a beautiful Lagoon 620 Essence that offers the best charter layout with a spacious cockpit and the upper flybridge which is perfect for lounging. With a galley up design, this yacht features a spacious master stateroom plus three queen en-suite guest staterooms, accommodating a total of 8 guests in addition to her crew.

Callista is available for crewed sailing vacations in the Caribbean Virgin Islands spring and winter months, and the Grenadines in the summer.

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Green Initiative

Callista has solar panels which can produce up to 1000w

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Roland & Vanessa Schaeffer

Captain Roland and Chef/ First Mate Vanessa, both vibrant and energetic, hail from Cape Town, South Africa. They have known each other for 20 + years 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. In between, he 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 more

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 Dive Master/Rescue Diver’s. Roland is a qualified PADI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR and will be offering 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 on 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.

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 utilised 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.

Roland and Vanessa feel very strongly that 3 crew provide a higher level of service, responsiveness and speed. They are joined by a 3rd crew member, deckhand/steward Hugh White, from Pretoria South Africa. Hugh is a well mannered active young man who is a keen sailor having done two Atlantic crossings and obtaining his Yachtmaster Offshore. He is also an avid scuba diver with his PADI Rescue Diver Certification. Hugh also loves water-sports and is always ready to take guests out for a ride. Hugh looks forward to continuing sailing and furthering his yachting career.

Availability for Callista:

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: 48

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
Available weekend day:
Caribbean off season:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Saturday, 20 July 2019 to Saturday, 27 July 2019: Booked: Saint Vincent to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 to Thursday, 15 August 2019: Booked: Saint Vincent to Grenada, St Georges
Unavailable: Tuesday, 3 September 2019 to Friday, 25 October 2019: Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Monday, 4 November 2019 to Monday, 11 November 2019: Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent
Booked: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 to Wednesday, 20 November 2019: Booked: Saint Vincent to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Friday, 20 December 2019 to Friday, 27 December 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Saturday, 28 December 2019 to Saturday, 4 January 2020: Booked: Tortola, Road Town to Tortola, Road Town
Booked: Sunday, 9 February 2020 to Saturday, 15 February 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 16 February 2020 to Thursday, 20 February 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 4 April 2020 to Saturday, 11 April 2020: Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
On Hold: Friday, 15 May 2020 to Friday, 22 May 2020: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
On Hold: Monday, 25 May 2020 to Thursday, 4 June 2020: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to St. Lucia
Booked: Saturday, 6 June 2020 to Saturday, 13 June 2020: Booked: Saint Lucia, West Indies* to Grenada, St Georges
On Hold: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 to Wednesday, 8 July 2020: Hold: To Be Decided - Caribbean to To Be Decided - Caribbean
Booked: Monday, 4 January 2021 to Monday, 11 January 2021: Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests
Summer 2019 $30,000 $30,500 $31,000 $31,500 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000
Winter 2019 to 2020 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
Summer 2020 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Callista!

Full Specifications for Callista

Callista Layout
Length 62ft
Beam 32
Draft 5.2
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2016
Guests Up to 8
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 yrs.)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag Jersey
Max. Speed 12
Dinghy/Tender 15ft (60HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 4
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen, 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 5
Accommodation Description:

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.

Home Port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Preferred Port Nanny Cay
Other Port West End, Tortola
Hours Between Charters 48
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker 75gph/300L
Ice Maker Yes
Voltage 220V and 110V
Other Fly bridge Fridge x3
Espresso Coffee machine in the Galley
USB sockets in cabins next to the bed
Fans in Cabins, Galley and Salon
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.

Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis No
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board Yes
1-Person Kayak No
2-Person Kayak 1
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type various
Number of Rods 4
Underwater Camera Yes
Underwater Video Camera Yes
Other Water Toys 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
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
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 Info 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
-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
Scuba Terms Guests may bring their own gear or rent from local dive shop (approx $180pp), 4 dives per week for certified divers.
Scuba License Instructor
Personal BCs 8
Regulators 8
Weights 8
Number of Divers 8
Dives per Week 4 Dives
Night Dives 1
Dive Lights 8
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Yes
Captain Nationality South Arican
Captain License RYA Yacht Master Ocean/PADI Scuba Instructor
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq
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