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 seasons. 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
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.

Bright and spacious salon Alfresco dining Forward trampolines for relaxing Huge flybridge area Master stateroom Master cabin with his & hers vanity sink area Forward guest cabin Bright and airy port aft guest cabin sprawl on the foredeck Sunpads on the flybridge Aft view of Callista Large seating areas aft Flybridge deck with shade Top deck helm station Sleek Lagoon 620 Callista is BVI based Bar area for easy service BBQ for grilling Callista Layout


Callista accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 luxurious queen cabins all ensuite with electric heads and seperate shower stalls and individually controlled AC.


WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: Flybridge Fridge x3

Espresso Coffee machine in the Galley

USB sockets in cabins

Fans in Cabins, Galley and Salon


TV in Salon with Electric lift in Central Galley

TV in owners suite

Hair iron

Hair straightener

Ear buds

Cotton wool swabs



Shower Gel

Turkish swim towels

SONOS Music system is available in 4 zones, saloon, cockpit, flybridge AND foredeck. 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

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 foredeck is fully enclosed for safety

The cockpit can be fully enclosed for comfort

The flybridge can be fully enclosed for comfort

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.

Communications: VHF
Cell Phone
Sat Phone by request for charterer account

Water Toys

2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: various
Fishing Rods: 4
Dinghy: 15ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 60
Other equipment includes:

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 wakeboards (similar to Zup Board), 2 x Stand Up Paddleboards, Towable inflatables, Snorkeling sets of various sizes, Go Pro camera in waterproof housing, • Go-Pro & Digital guest photos as keepsake, • Personalized guided shore excursions, Vanessa is a certified ASCHTANGA 8 limb YOGA instructor , Note there is a shade over the whole foredeck area on CALLISTA., Extra large Weber propane grill, Bespoke storage bags to store masks/fins easily accesible for your convenience, Special safety floating line attached to the stern of CALLISTA for swimmers, YOGA mats , FREE Personalised snorkel instruction for first timers, FREE Personalised water bottles to take home, FREE CALLISTA caps to take home, FREE Discover Scuba Course (Value about $150), 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 #

SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: Guests may bring their own gear or rent from local dive shop (approx $180pp), 3 dives per week for certified divers.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 10
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Dive Regs: 8
Divers: 8
Number of dives per week: 4 Dives
Night dives: 1
Night lights: 8

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 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!) more

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 will be a qualified PADI INSTRUCTOR in October 2018 and will be offering DSD’s onboard SV CALLISTA ! Their guests can be sure they are in very safe hands!

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 are joined by a 3rd crew member, deckhand/steward Hugh White, an active young man (20 ) from South Africa to help keep everything shipshape, that you always have a refreshing drink in hand and make sure someone is always available for watersports.

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Winter 2017 to 2018 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
Summer 2018 $30,000 $30,500 $31,000 $31,500 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000
Winter 2018 to 2019 $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 seasons. 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

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Monday, 1 October 2018 to Friday, 16 November 2018: Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Friday, 28 December 2018 to Thursday, 3 January 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Thursday, 17 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Saturday, 9 February 2019 to Saturday, 16 February 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
On Hold: Saturday, 2 March 2019 to Saturday, 9 March 2019: Hold: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Saturday, 30 March 2019 to Saturday, 6 April 2019: Booked: TBA to TBA
Booked: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 to Friday, 31 May 2019: Booked: TBA to TBA
Booked: Saturday, 28 December 2019 to Saturday, 4 January 2020: Booked: TBA to TBA

Hours required between charters: 48

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

Pre Irma
Good times...pages water damaged from Hurricane Irma
Bill Drury Trip
Boys Trip
Cheryl Drury Birthday
Girls Trip
Boys trip Jack Drury
Jack graduates!
Rick and Laura
Eliza and Rick
Pre Irma
Pre Callista

Reviews for Roland & Vanessa Schaeffer aboard previous yachts:

We had a fantastic vacation aboard Amazing Lady with Roland and Vanessa!

The food was excellent, well presented and customized to our preferences. Vanessa is a great cook and Roland was a pro on the grill.

I would suggest people fly in and out of Tortola or another BVI airport instead of USVI. Doing so might save time going through customs at the start and at the end of the charter.

Each anchorage was unique and enjoyable. Beautiful!

Andrew R, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady March 2017  sailing the British Virgin Islands

We met Roland and Vanessa for the first time and we fell in love with them immediately. With only 4 nights on the yacht it was important to utilize that time to its maximum. Roland and Vanessa had it all planned and we loved it. It was perfect for us. There was something for everybody. The food onboard was excellent. We felt we were dining at the finest restaurant every day. Roland and Vanessa showed professionalism far beyond what we have expected. Watching their teamwork in everything aboard was a pleasure. We could not have gotten a better crew than those two. Thanks again Roland and Vanessa for given us an adventure that we never will forget.

Nina C, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady November 2016  sailing the British Virgin Islands

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