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.
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
|2 engines 2 generators|
|Cruising Speed:||8-10 Knots|
|Max Speed:||12US Gall/Hr|
|Engines:||2 engines 2 generators|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
|Summer Area:||Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
|Pick Up Locations|
•Sat Phone by request for charterer account
|Minimum Age:||6 yrs.|
|Inverter:||5000 and 2000 W|
|Voltages:||220V and 110V|
|Internet Access:||Onboard WIFI|
|Guests Smokes:||AFT Transom Only|
|Water Skis Adult:||Yes|
|Water Skis Kids:||No|
|Kayaks 1 Pax:||No|
|Kayaks (2 Pax):||1|
|Swim Platform:||Stern Scoops and platform|
|Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):||Stern Transom|
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
-Cressi closed heel Fins
-Dive Masks and Snorkels
- SMB and reel (Instructor)
- 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
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.
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.
|Season||2 PAX||3 PAX||4 PAX||5 PAX||6 PAX||7 PAX||8 PAX|
|Winter 2020 to 2021||$33,000||$33,500||$34,000||$34,500||$35,000||$35,500||$36,000|
|Winter 2021 to 2022||$33,000||$33,500||$34,000||$34,500||$35,000||$35,500||$36,000|