CALLISTA

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2016 62ft Catamaran Sleeps 8 Guests In 4 Cabins, Luxury Family Vacation

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From $30,000/week

Special Terms

Guests: 8

Length: 62ft

Cabins: 4

Built: 2016

Crew: 3

Builder: Lagoon

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...

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Accommodations

8 Guests

4 Queen Beds

5 Wash Basins

4 Cabins

5 Showers

5 Electric Heads

Callista accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 luxurious queen cabins all en-suite with electric heads and separate 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. There are fans throughout the boat....

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Amenities

WiFi internet access

Generator:19kw and 10Kw

Sun Awning

Ice maker

Ipod/device docking station

Air conditioning and fans

Inverter 5000 and 2000 W

Bimini Top

BBQ

Cockpit and flybridge speakers

Night Air conditioning and fans

Water Maker: 75gph/300L

Deck showers

Salon TV with satellite tv

Swim Platforms

•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 fun

15ft 60 Dinghy

Kneeboard

2 Man Kayak

Fishing Gear

Adult Water Skis

Tube

Floating Mats

Beach Games

Wakeboard

Stand Up Paddle

Snorkeling Gear

Underwater Camera

•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.

Crew

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 other...

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Cuisine

<table style="height: 47px; width: 99.8797%; border-collapse: collapse; background-color: #20b2aa;" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 100%; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Chef Vanessa's Sample Menu</span></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>BREAKFAST</strong></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Eggs Florentine with Creamed Spinach, Hollandaise Sauce and Crispy Bacon</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Bagels served with Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Capers</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">French Toast with Maple Glazed Bacon topped with fresh Strawberries and Greek Yoghurt</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Egg and Bacon Pie served with sautéed Cherry Tomatoes Basil and Balsamic glaze</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Homemade Muffins made with Oatmeal, Banana, Walnuts and Raisins served with a platter of Local Fruit</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><em>All served with freshly ground Coffee, Espresso, Tea, Fruit Juice, Cereal, Fresh Local Fruit and a selection of Toast, Bagels and Home Made Bread</em></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>LUNCH</strong></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Grilled Jalapeno and Lime Chicken on Fresh Corn Smash</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Seared Tuna Nicoise served with homemade Basil and Olive Focaccia </span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Bobotie- Traditional mild South African curry, served with homemade Banana Salsa and Mango Chutney</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Local Fish Taco salad bowls with Guacamole, Sour cream and Jalapeno</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Pea and Saffron Risotto served with a Crispy Green Salad</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>APPETIZERS</strong></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in Bacon with Blue Cheese dressing</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Charcuterie and an assorted Cheese board served with homemade Red Onion Marmalade</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Hot Spinach and Artichoke dip served with Garlic and Cumin toasted Pita Triangles</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Homemade Chicken Sausage Rolls served with homemade Tomato and Chili jam</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Local Conch Ceviche served with crispy Tortilla chips</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>DINNER</strong></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Slow cooked and then Barbecued Pork Baby Back Ribs served with an Island Style Coleslaw, Baked Potatoes and Sour Cream</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Grilled Coconut crusted Mahi Mahi , Local Vegetables, Jasmine Rice and a Mango/Coconut Cream Sauce</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Mild spice rubbed Barbecue Pork Tenderloin served on a Sweet Potato Mash and traditional Greek Salad</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Creamy Lobster Linguine served with a Pea and Pecorino Salad</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Texan Fillet Steak topped with a Madagascan Pepper Corn Sauce and a roasted Vegetable Salad</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>DESSERT</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">New York Baked Cheesecake topped with fresh Raspberries</span></p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Sweet South African Malva Pudding served with Vanilla Ice Cream</span></p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">A trio of homemade Ice Cream</span></p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta</span></p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Passion Fruit Mousse served with grated Chocolate</span></p>

 

Availability

Upcoming 12 months reservations calendar 

Available - the dates are available for your charter

Booked - booked by another client group already

Hold - held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged

Unavailable - blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge

 

Rates

 

Reviews (17)

March 2020

Roland-

Just a quick note to you and Vanessa to let you know we arrived safely back in Dallas with zero travel difficulty other than empty airports populated mostly by folks in masks and latex gloves. Wanted also to again say thank you for a terrific week aboard the SV Callista...you two and Julia treated us royally and made it a special trip. We appreciate all of the extra effort all around....

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November 2 Charter

Dear Vanessa, Rolland and Hugh,

Thank you for an amazing sailing vacation! You guys were the best. Your service and attention to detail was outstanding. Thanks for the fantastic food and cocktails we indulged in, we all are leaving a little heavier. We will be thinking of you as we hit the gym and peddle out bikes!

Happy travels and we hope to sail with you again for another great adventure ...

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Christmas 2019

Thank you Roland, Vanessa and Hugh for providing a wonderful environment for our family's first vacation at sea. My wife and son both love the BVI and it is a thrill to experience it from Callista. The boat was a perfect fit for our extended family and endless rounds of Rummikub. Your dedication to service shine through everyday. We wanted for nothing!

It was a joy to see our boys Jack, Will ...

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August 2019 Grenadines

Roland, Vanessa and Hugh,
To quote Hugh - our week with you has been fantastic!!
Thank you very much for all that you each did to make our stay with you truly exceptional. Your attention to detail and desire to meet our wants and needs was amazing.

We loved every meal, snorkel, dive and sail! We will miss you & our fun conversations very much! We hope to be back soon! If you are ever in Cali...

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November 2019

Most awesome crew ever!!! Roland, Vanessa and Hugh are incredible, they have a passion for service and they are the best at what they do. The boat is unbelievable and the food was terrific. We have done more than 5 catamaran charters and this team and boat is in a different league. Thak you for finding this needle in a haystack.

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June 2019

Dear Roland, Vanessa and Hugh,
You have allowed us to have the most special, memorable vacation aboard the Callista with your dedication, thoughtfulness, skill and lovely personalities and i couldn't be more grateful. We have enjoyed the company, the delicious meals and the tending to our wants and needs every step of this trip. Antigua and the Callista are amazing but they would not be the same ...

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