Essence 620 (2016) 'Callista'

Essence 620‘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.

The Essence 620 ‘Callista’ Features:

‘Callista’ offers the popular 4 guest cabin layout with a spacious cockpit and the upper flybridge that has 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 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.

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 the lights. Close blinds….switch the A/C on if not already on.


If you would like to charter ‘Callista‘, then please contact the Horizon Yacht Charter team today.

Would you like to check availability on this Essence 620? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away!

Essence 620 (2016) 'Callista' Specifications
Double Cabins
Max People
Hull type
Length (LOA)
62' / 18.89 m
Beam (width)
32' / 9.7536 m
Air Conditioning
Solar Panels
Draft (depth)
5' 2" / 1.58496 m
Water capacity
264 gal / 1,000 L
No. of engines
Cruising speed
8 kts
Essence 620 (2016) 'Callista' Your Crew

Crew Profiles:

Callista CrewCaptain 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 a 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 alfresco 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 have 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 Divers. Roland is also a qualified PADI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR and offers Discover Scuba Diving for noncertified 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 specialties.
Vanessa is a trained ASHTANGA yoga instructor.

The flavor of Roland and Vanessa’s charters lends itself towards getting off the beaten track, finding paths less traveled 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. They are joined by mate Kelly Sargent.

Callista CrewKelly joins Roland and Vanessa all the way from Northern Ireland in the UK. Originally from Portugal, Kelly has always felt most at home by the sea so it was a no-brainer when she first experienced the sailing world in Croatia 2018 that this was the path she wanted to take. After graduating from University in 2016, she lived and worked in London as a designer for a marketing company but soon realized her creativeness could be expressed in other ways such as hosting guests on sailing yachts.

After successfully completing a ‘host academy’ and attending cookery school early last year, Kelly worked as a host for another company, cooking and entertaining guests around Croatia and Greece, ensuring they had the best weeks of their lives. When Kelly isn’t on boats she is most likely to be traveling or working at her favorite surf camp in Portugal. Although still very much a beginner in surfing, she is enthusiastic about sport, enjoys outdoor activities, and looks forward to exploring the islands with you.

Kelly has dual nationality and speaks fluent Portuguese and English. Also a non-smoker.

Essence 620 (2016) 'Callista' Menus
Essence 620 (2016) 'Callista' Watersports

Resort Course
Full Course
Air Compressor
Wet Suits
Weight Sets 8 # of Divers 8 Dives/wk 4 Dives Night Dives 1 Dive Lights 4
Diving 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
-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
Diving 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 DiversPLEASE 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.

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Charter Rates

High Rate: 39600.00 USD per week

Low Rate: 33550.00 USD per week


Please note that while Horizon makes every effort to keep rates current, we do not accept responsibility for rate variations – All prices are subject to change.

Seasonal/Individual Rates
Season Currency Terms 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax
Summer 2021 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $33,550 $34,100 $34,650 $35,200 $35,750 $36,300 $36,850
Winter 2021/2022 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $36,300 $36,850 $37,400 $37,950 $38,500 $39,050 $39,600
Summer 2022 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $33,550 $34,100 $34,650 $35,200 $35,750 $36,300 $36,850
Winter 2022/2023 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $36,300 $36,850 $37,400 $37,950 $38,500 $39,050 $39,600

Rates may vary and are higher during the holiday season, please enquire for details.
Please contact Horizon regarding any queries.

Essence 620 (2016) 'Callista' Terms & Conditions

Luxury Crewed Charter Rates

The Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Crewed Charter rates are for 7 nights per vessel and are based on the number of guests. Please see individual yacht pages for detailed specifications and charter rates. Horizon Yacht Charters luxury crewed yacht charters come complete with your own personal Captain & Chef (and in the larger yachts, first mate and hostess).  NB some yachts may be skipper only (with the option of a chef) – they are stated as such. Your meals aboard are included in the rate and prepared to your group’s individual preferences and dietary requirements. Beverages are also included but please note special requests for specific brands may be subject to an additional charge.  Watersports equipment (such as paddleboards, kayaks etc) are also included and some yachts offer all-inclusive diving.

High season rates typically apply from December to April, and Low season from May to November, but please do check the seasonal rates for your yacht.

Each individual crewed yacht may charge for certain additional expenses (e.g. National Park Permit, Cruising permit, different port collections or departures).  Please ask for a full breakdown of costs for your chosen yacht. Additional supplements may apply at Christmas and New Year.

All yachts come with tenders with outboards and safety equipment. Please review the individual yacht specification on our website for further details of available equipment and details of inclusions and exclusions.

Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although we endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly.

Please note that our bareboat repeat client discount does not apply to our crewed charter fleet.


C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning

Supplements to the published rates may apply during Christmas and New Year periods. Please contact us for confirmation of rates.

Charter Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (Christmas and New Year supplements on selected yachts). Crewed Charters usually start at noon and finish at noon, but please do check times for your particular yacht.

An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).

Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A smaller deposit and interim fee may be acceptable for bookings made more than 12 months in advance. Cancellation fees apply, and vary from yacht-to-yacht. Please check the specific terms for your yacht at the time of booking.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.

Conditions apply to all charters. Crewed Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.

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