•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
Adult water skiis
Adult wake board
Junior wake-boards (similar to Zup Board)
2 x Stand Up Paddle-boards
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
•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.
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.
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
Other Entertainment: •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 Shower Gel
•Complimentary Disposable razors
•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
•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.
Captain Name: Roland Schaeffer
Captain Nationality: South Arican
Number of Crew: 3
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!)
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.