Ed Hamilton & Co.

CALLISTA

  • Guests 8
  • Cabins 4
  • Model Cat
  • Year Built 2016

Rates Per Week

Crew Profiles

Specifications

Accommodations

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

Sample Menu

Chef Vanessa’s Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

Eggs Florentine with Creamed Spinach, Hollandaise Sauce and Crispy Bacon

Bagels served with Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Capers

French Toast with Maple Glazed Bacon topped with fresh Strawberries and Greek Yoghurt

Egg and Bacon Pie served with sautéed Cherry Tomatoes Basil and Balsamic glaze

Homemade Muffins made with Oatmeal, Banana, Walnuts and Raisins served with a platter of Local Fruit

All served with freshly ground Coffee, Espresso, Tea, Fruit Juice, Cereal, Fresh Local Fruit and a selection of Toast, Bagels and Home Made Bread

LUNCH

Grilled Jalapeno and Lime Chicken on Fresh Corn Smash

Seared Tuna Nicoise served with homemade Basil and Olive Focaccia 

Bobotie- Traditional mild South African curry, served with homemade Banana Salsa and Mango Chutney

Local Fish Taco salad bowls with Guacamole, Sour cream and Jalapeno

Pea and Saffron Risotto served with a Crispy Green Salad

APPETIZERS

Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in Bacon with Blue Cheese dressing

Charcuterie and an assorted Cheese board served with homemade Red Onion Marmalade

Hot Spinach and Artichoke dip served with Garlic and Cumin toasted Pita Triangles

Homemade Chicken Sausage Rolls served with homemade Tomato and Chili jam

Local Conch Ceviche served with crispy Tortilla chips

DINNER

Slow cooked and then Barbecued Pork Baby Back Ribs served with an Island Style Coleslaw, Baked Potatoes and Sour Cream

Grilled Coconut crusted Mahi Mahi , Local Vegetables, Jasmine Rice and a Mango/Coconut Cream Sauce

Mild spice rubbed Barbecue Pork Tenderloin served on a Sweet Potato Mash and traditional Greek Salad

Creamy Lobster Linguine served with a Pea and Pecorino Salad

Texan Fillet Steak topped with a Madagascan Pepper Corn Sauce and a roasted Vegetable Salad

DESSERT

New York Baked Cheesecake topped with fresh Raspberries

Sweet South African Malva Pudding served with Vanilla Ice Cream

A trio of homemade Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Passion Fruit Mousse served with grated Chocolate

Additional Rate Information

You can depend on Callista as Roland and Vanessa are committed to Callista through 2021

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the ‘divide-by-6 rule’ for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Callista is a BVI based vessel therefore, BVI ports please.
Cruising Permits are included in the BVI only. Other locations fees will be extra.

Half Board
Please inquire

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2021/22: 1-8 guests, 7 nights minimum.
Christmas week – $43,560 To end by December 26th
New Years week – $45,540 To start no earlier then December 27th

***Summer Rates refer to June 1 – August 31 Available in the Grenadines with following rates
2 pax/$33,550 4 pax/$34,650 6 pax/$35,750 8 pax/$36,850

Additional Rate Information

Summer Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Location Details: For Summer 2021 Callista will be available for charter from Antigua to the Grenadines. They will be in the BVI for the Winter 2021 season. Relocation fee to Grenadines – Please Inquire.

Charter Rates Per Week

Rate Period Terms 2 Guests 3 Guests 4 Guests 5 Guests 6 Guests 7 Guests 8 Guests
Winter 2021 to 2022 Inclusive $36,300 $36,850 $37,400 $37,950 $38,500 $39,050 $39,600
Summer 2022 Inclusive $33,550 $34,100 $34,650 $35,200 $35,750 $36,300 $36,850
Winter 2022 to 2023 Inclusive $36,300 $36,850 $37,400 $37,950 $38,500 $39,050 $39,600

Additional Rate Information

You can depend on Callista as Roland and Vanessa are committed to Callista through 2021

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the ‘divide-by-6 rule’ for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Callista is a BVI based vessel therefore, BVI ports please.
Cruising Permits are included in the BVI only. Other locations fees will be extra.

Half Board
Please inquire

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2021/22: 1-8 guests, 7 nights minimum.
Christmas week – $43,560 To end by December 26th
New Years week – $45,540 To start no earlier then December 27th

***Summer Rates refer to June 1 – August 31 Available in the Grenadines with following rates
2 pax/$33,550 4 pax/$34,650 6 pax/$35,750 8 pax/$36,850

Location Details

Summer Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Location Details: For Summer 2021 Callista will be available for charter from Antigua to the Grenadines. They will be in the BVI for the Winter 2021 season. Relocation fee to Grenadines – Please Inquire.

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 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.

3rd Crew member Stew/Deckhand
Maxime was born and raised on the East Coast of South Africa. She studied Hospitality Management for 3 years and worked in various luxury hotels for three years before deciding to adapt her skill set to work in yachting and see more of the world.

She began her career as a sole stewardess on a sailing yacht in Monaco and began her first circumnavigation embarking on an incredible adventure to sail the world. After this she joined The Oyster World Rally and also participated in the Oyster Antigua Regatta which really ignited her passion and love for sailing. She has sailed around 52 000 nm during her career thus far and sailed the North and South Atlantic, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea
Maxime has a vibrant positive attitude paired with good sense of humor and strives to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on board.

She hopes to make your stay onboard Callista an unforgettable experience.

Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19

Title Name Nation Born Languages
Captain Roland Schaeffer South African 1964 EnglishAfrikans
Crew Vanessa Verster British & SA

Accomodation

Electric Heads 5

Ammenities

Ac Full
Hair Dryer Yes
Generator 19kw and 10Kw
Water Maker 75gph/300L
Ice Maker Yes
Internet Onboard WIFI

Electronics

Sat Tv No
Ipod Yes

General

Length 62
Pax 8
Cabins 4
Year Built 2016
Cruise Speed 8-10 Knots
Guest Smoke AFT Transom Only
Guest Pet No
Children Allowed Yes
Min Child Age 6 yrs.

Leisure

Dinghy 15ft
Dinghy Hp 60
Adult W Skis Yes
Jet Skis No
Wave Run No
Knee Board Yes
Stand Up Paddle 1
Wind Surf No
Gear Snorkel Yes
Tube Yes
Scurfer No
Wake Board Yes
1 Man Kayak No
2 Man Kayak 1
Float Mats Yes
Games Beach Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Dive Info 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
-Dive Computer
-eRDP
-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
Dive Costs 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

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

Other Specs

Beam 32 Ft
Draft 5.2 Ft
Queen 4
Twin Cabins 1
Other Pickup West End, Tortola
Turn Around 48
Builder Lagoon
Vcr Dvd Yes
Salon Stereo Yes
Num Dvd Yes
Num Cds BVI stream
Board Games Yes
Num Books Yes
Cam Corder Yes
Num Dine In 8
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Bimini Yes
Special Diets Inq
Kosher Inq
B B Q Yes
Gay Charters Yes
Nude Charters Inq
Engines 2 engines2 generators
Inverter 5000 and 2000 W
Voltages 220V and 110V
Water Capacity 264 gallons
Dinghy Pax 8
Kids Skis No
Sea Bob No
Sea Scooter No
Fish Permit For BVI #747747 Exp 26 Nov 19
Swim Platform Stern Scoops and platform
Boarding Ladder Stern Transom
Fish Gear Type various
Num Fish Rods 4
Under Water Cam Yes
Under Water Video Yes
Green Make Water Yes
Green Reuse Bottle Yes
Green Other Callista has installed solar panelsFresh air ventilation in all the cabinsTrash management protocolVolunteer Reef/Fish Awareness ProgramReef Foundation Members
Scuba Onboard Onboard
License Info Instructor
Compressor Onboard
Num Dive Tanks 10
Num B C S 8
Num Regs 8
Num Weights 8
Num Divers 8
Num Dives 4 Dives
Num Night Dives 1
Num Dive Lights 4
Other Entertain •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.


Communicate •VHF
•Internet
•Cell Phone
•Sat Phone by request for charterer account
Tp In Heads Yes
Sail Instruct Yes
Other 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
•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 2.11 gallons 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.

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

Chef Vanessa’s Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

Eggs Florentine with Creamed Spinach, Hollandaise Sauce and Crispy Bacon

Bagels served with Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Capers

French Toast with Maple Glazed Bacon topped with fresh Strawberries and Greek Yoghurt

Egg and Bacon Pie served with sautéed Cherry Tomatoes Basil and Balsamic glaze

Homemade Muffins made with Oatmeal, Banana, Walnuts and Raisins served with a platter of Local Fruit

All served with freshly ground Coffee, Espresso, Tea, Fruit Juice, Cereal, Fresh Local Fruit and a selection of Toast, Bagels and Home Made Bread

LUNCH

Grilled Jalapeno and Lime Chicken on Fresh Corn Smash

Seared Tuna Nicoise served with homemade Basil and Olive Focaccia 

Bobotie- Traditional mild South African curry, served with homemade Banana Salsa and Mango Chutney

Local Fish Taco salad bowls with Guacamole, Sour cream and Jalapeno

Pea and Saffron Risotto served with a Crispy Green Salad

APPETIZERS

Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in Bacon with Blue Cheese dressing

Charcuterie and an assorted Cheese board served with homemade Red Onion Marmalade

Hot Spinach and Artichoke dip served with Garlic and Cumin toasted Pita Triangles

Homemade Chicken Sausage Rolls served with homemade Tomato and Chili jam

Local Conch Ceviche served with crispy Tortilla chips

DINNER

Slow cooked and then Barbecued Pork Baby Back Ribs served with an Island Style Coleslaw, Baked Potatoes and Sour Cream

Grilled Coconut crusted Mahi Mahi , Local Vegetables, Jasmine Rice and a Mango/Coconut Cream Sauce

Mild spice rubbed Barbecue Pork Tenderloin served on a Sweet Potato Mash and traditional Greek Salad

Creamy Lobster Linguine served with a Pea and Pecorino Salad

Texan Fillet Steak topped with a Madagascan Pepper Corn Sauce and a roasted Vegetable Salad

DESSERT

New York Baked Cheesecake topped with fresh Raspberries

Sweet South African Malva Pudding served with Vanilla Ice Cream

A trio of homemade Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Passion Fruit Mousse served with grated Chocolate

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