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TELLSTAR

62 ft / 18.9 m Lagoon 620 - Sleeps 8 guests

From: €23,000 To: $37,375

Chartering in the Caribbean, East Mediterranean and the Bahamas

About TELLSTAR

Operating in the Caribbean, East Mediterranean and the Bahamas


Why choose just one island when you can explore as many as your heart desires? There is no better way to vacation in the islands than by boat and there is no better choice than with the luxurious sailing catamaran, Tellstar. Add a very energetic and popular and talented crew, and the journey is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Tellstar, a 62' Lagoon, has a very spacious open layout with wonderfully expansive decks for enjoying the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Large windows allow plenty of natural light in the interior as well as amazing views. She accommodates 8 guests in 4 luxurious, well-designed cabins: 3 with queen berths and 1 with two twins. The master suite features a walk-around bed with private sitting area and direct access to the cockpit. For families with a small child, the sitting area can be converted to a single berth. Guest cabins have side access to beds, baths with separate showers, plenty of natural light, and storage space.

The aft deck offers a spacious lounge area and outdoor dining with magnificent views. From the aft deck there is easy access to the water via the wide steps on each pontoon. The foredeck with its two large trampolines is a favorite area for sunbathing and lounging while under sail. The expansive fly bridge is yet another wonderful spot to take in the spectacular scenery with a hard top bimini providing shade from the sun.

Tellstar has three crew on board, ensuring excellent service for guests. Captain Bret Van Roden and his brother, Mate & Sous Chef Tyler Van Roden, and award-winning Chef Mallory Patterson, known for her fabulous culinary skills, as well as her fun-loving, outgoing personality. The crew have been drawing excellent reviews from guests for their great energy, fun welcoming personalities, and always doing everything possible to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Tyler, who seems to naturally excel at all water sports, also loves to teach guests – both young and old how to enjoy all the fun water toys on board. This team is ready to deliver the vacation of your dreams.

TELLSTAR is available for charter in the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean in the Winter Season, and for Bahamas, Florida, and New England during the Summer Season.

Main Salon

Main Salon

Aft Deck Dining

Guest Cabin with Luxury Linens

All Guest Cabins have Ensuite Bath

Upper Level Flybridge

Master Cabin sitting area with aft deck access

Guest Bath

Flybridge Lounge is always a popular spot

At anchor

Paddleboarding fun

Spacious Main Salon

Aft View

Foredeck is great spot for sunbathing

One of many great spots underway

Many fun water toys

Mallory's attention to detail is always delightful

The perfect choice for a great vacation

Come join the fun on Tell Star

Specification

Length

62 ft / 18.9 m

Year Built

2012

Sleeping Guests

8

Cruising Speeds

8 kts / 14.8 km/h

Engines

Volvo D3 Inboard Diesel Engine

Beam

33 ft 1 in / 10.1 m

Builder

Lagoon 620

Crew

Captain: Bret Van Roden + 2

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

6 ft 10 in / 1.8 m

Designer

Refit

2015

Flag

United States

US Duty Paid

Yes

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Bicycle
  • Deck shower
  • Kosher
  • Special diets
  • Swim platform
  • Camcorder
  • CD library
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Local TV
  • Satellite phone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beach games
  • Board games
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Swimming noodles
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Crew certified
  • Diving if certified
  • Seabobs multiple
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Spearfishing gear
  • Underwater still camera

Crew Profile


BRET VAN RODEN, CAPTAIN


Captain Bret was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was raised hunting and fishing throughout his youth. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Finance and Economics. After a few years in the world of finance, he purchased a 41’ Ketch named Broken Compass and sailed around the world for three years with his brother and a Siberian husky. They notably sailed double-handed across the Pacific without an auxiliary engine or autopilot. After crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans he moved to Pennsylvania to run operations for the family gift and stationery business. He has been engaged to speak publicly for business groups and a 2014 Tedx event hosted by Semester at Sea. 


Bret founded Broken Compass LLC., a fishing tackle company, which debuted in the 2015 Annapolis sailboat show. As a licensed captain and natural mariner, he now displays his years of sea experience guiding guests around the Caribbean aboard Tell Star.

Bret has a passion for diving and is accredited with being an AIDA 2 free diver that can hit 150 feet!
 

MALLORY PATTERSON, CHEF/STEWARDESS

Chef Mallory brings an extraordinary cooking ability as well as a delightful energy to the crew of Tell Star. She grew up on the East Coast and received her degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Johnson and Wales University. She then went on to manage several restaurants and run her own catering company before she made her transition to the yachting industry. Today she has raised the bar for outstanding cuisine in the charter yacht market. In her words, “I love it, because I now am able to do all of my favorite things: cook, travel and sail.”
 
At the 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show Crew Competition, Mallory knocked it out of the park, winning both the Healthy Beverage and Sunset Canapé Challenges. Her former employer can’t say enough good things about her. “Mallory somehow delivers a never-ending cavalcade of delicious, new recipes inspired by the freshest, local ingredients. Her meals have been a constant source of universal delight to a long list of discriminating guests and clients. She has exceeded the culinary standards set before her by chefs from some of the best restaurants in New York… Despite her extraordinary cooking ability, Mallory’s personality may be her most impressive quality. She gets along with everyone and is a lovely and positive addition to social life aboard.”
 
When she’s not cooking up delicacies in the galley, she enjoys interior decorating, and her talent has enhanced Tell Star's interior decor. She also enjoys many hobbies including sailing, water skiing, skiing, snorkeling, swimming, reading, and sewing. (Photo courtesy Billy Black)
 

TYLER VAN RODEN, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR / SOUS CHEF (pictured on right)

Tyler went to University of Hawaii where he discovered the hospitality industry and the big waves on the north shore. After Hawaii he traveled to Los Angeles to model and cater events. Tyler excelled working with California’s top chefs and catering red-carpet events. Occasionally Tyler would join his brothers on Broken Compass where he quenched his thirst for the ocean and sailing. Pairing his love for the ocean and talent in entertaining, Tell Star was a natural migration. Now Tyler enjoys the service and environment that has always been his calling. In addition to being sous chef and mate, Tyler is a natural at all water sports and ensures a great time for charter guests who want to experience the warm crystal clear Caribbean waters and all the fun water toys aboard Tellstar.
 
 

Layout

TELLSTAR can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a twin bed, shower and toilet. TELLSTAR is fully air conditioned through out.

Note the queen cabins comprise twin mattresses, so can have queen sheets or 2 x twin sheets.

There are crew quarters in forepeak for 3 crew. 2 on one side and 1 on the other with a head   

Testimonials

June 24 - July 15, 2016 – 3 weeks of Diving!

We were THRILLED with the charter, the best one ever! We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!

Kind regards, Mr. K.

JAN 2016 CHARTER
We all came on this trip with the same idea: to relax with our spouses and each other in this beautiful part of the world. We had no idea what to expect from the boat, the crew, the weather, etc. We could not have predicted how profoundly you (Bret, Mallory, Susie) have affected all of us this week and how grateful we are for the tremendous effort, talent, skill, and care you have given us. YOU have made this trip what we all wanted it to be and we could not have enjoyed it more. We all look forward to many more trips, as long as you all will be there.

THANK YOU.

 Christmas Charter 2015
12/25/2015
The one of a kind, fabulous, funny, creative, smart, handsome and beautiful, athletic, cool camp directors, polite, good listeners, teachers, world class sailors, better than brilliant, cute, Americans, loving family, laid back, beyond energetic, coordinated, welcoming, open, easy to be with, darling to look at, TALENTED TELL STAR CREW!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
 Thanksgiving Charter 2015
Bret, Mallory & Steven – We have had the BEST time on board Tell Star and can’t thank you enough for your hospitality. Some of the great memories we’ll take home with us: Hikes, paddle boarding, poker, GoPro extreme, tubing, kayaking, water skiing, eating Mallory’s yummy bread, spelling bees with the captain, sea scooter snorkeling, hot buttered rum candles, Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Tell Star, melon/cucumber sunscreen, jumping off the boat, sandbars, catching giant nurse sharks, so many amazing meals by Mallory, blow holes, Capt. Bret and his fearless sailing and his sixth sense of the weather. We are thankful for all of you. Xoxo Thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving 2015!
 BVI 2015
Mallory, Chad, and Bret,
We had a fantastic week aboard the Tellstar. I have to say it was the most adventurous vacation ever. Between swimming & scuba with the sharks and hiking through mangroves, we managed to still have time to relax with the iguanas and drink the wine! We can’t wait to hopefully see you all again next year.

23-28 May, Abacos Islands Bahamas

Note from broker:

The guests had a fantastic time on board Tell Star. They said Mallory was amazing and they wanted to take her home with them. Thank you so much!

Guest poems:

I left my job, my duties, and my salary

To have a week of the most incredible food

All prepared by the beautiful Mallory.

I left my jeans, my make up, my jewelry and hair stylist

So I could be guided by the magnificent Tyler.

I left my apartment, my routine, my kids and my dad

So I could sail for a while with Captain Chad.

You made this vacation wonderful, never took us astray

Except for that one day stranded in Hatchet Bay.

But in all seriousness, from the bottom of my heart

Tell Star is amazing, the Bahamas are beautiful

Yet Mallory, Tyler, and Chad are the very best part!!!

Thank you,

Julie

Floating, sidelong glance at the

Joyous fiery sunrise passed

The hell hole of Hatchet Bay

We dream infinite leisure, sharks no

Matter, Chad and Tyler manage the sea

And our lofty expectations simultaneously

Whilst Mallory plies us with pure

Loving gastronomy & immaculate joy!

Mario & Susie


31st January - 6 February 2015 BVI
Wow!  What an incredible experience this week!  The Tellstar crew made our 25th anniversary party unforgettable.  The food, the water sports, the scenery, and the hospitality were far beyond our hopes and expectations.  Thank you for such a fun time!  We hope our paths cross again.  Steve and Mary-Kay
 
It's hard to articulate our experience except to say perfect location, perfect yacht and most importantly perfect crew.  Chad, Mallory and Tyler are so pleasant and so organized. They anticipated all of our needs and treated us better than any resort.  We'll always remember our 25th anniversary in the BVI.  The experiences and awesome food and drinks will fuel our stories to others for years.  Thank you guys! Becky and Marty.
 
Feedback to broker:
Our trip couldn't have been any more fabulous. The crew made it more than special and we feel like we've made new friends!!! Their professionalism, knowledge, hospitality, and the amazing culinary expertise of Mallory were unsurpassed. And, of course ... the fun factor!!! Thank you for turning around a not so good situation and making it such a memorable and wonderful time for us! I will not hesitate to recommend my friends to you but bear in mind that they will want to sail with Tellstar!!!”
 
Xmas 2014 BVI
Excerpts from letter written to boat owner:
“I have two sons, 19 and 17. I wanted them to have a great time with tons of activities. I read about Chad, Tyler and Mallory and loved your boat so this seemed like a good fit. It was beyond my optimism. You have real live jewels with these guys! My son and Chad caught fish that was on the table an hour later prepared by Tyler. When we were in Anegada, Tyler brought delicious spiny lobster for dinner. He worked so hard, plus entertaining us. Chad is the consummate Captain. Very dedicated, and available for us to enjoy all of his ideas, vast travel experience and take us on water activities.
 
You know these men well, but I am so pleased that I want you to hear just how great they are on board. Of course, they are both darling…as well as intelligent, educated and full of ideas. We are a very social threesome and they joined in with us. As a mom, I loved their participation because I was able to have some down time to myself.
 
Your boat was new, immaculate and sophisticated. We all thought it was the nicest one we had ever chartered. Thank you for making available the ‘the best trip ever.’ We did not want to leave!”  Marcie

Broker Comments May 2014 Charter
"When I spoke with my client he was still in vacation mode.  He said they had such a fabulous time that it is hard to get back in the "work' mode.  He sent me photos that the crew took and it seems like everyone was having fun!  Dancing on the beach kept them entertained.  They are happy with the trip and don't be surprised if they come back!
I can tell you they are all still basking in happiness!"

9th Anniversary Charter
Chad and Tyler's love of life and adventure is infectious and their epic experiences from around the world are positively inspiring. They were up for everything we desired and showed us plenty of phenomenal scenery and activities along the way, including teaching us an awesomely addictive beach game. Kayaking, snorkeling, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, sailing - you name it, we did it - sometimes in combination! They are avid fisherman, so chances are high you'll savor some freshly caught seafood deliciously prepared by Ty.
Chad makes the best painkiller in the islands and a pretty mean margarita to boot, so watch out or you might end up jumping off the roof of Willie T's! We enjoyed swapping stories, relaxing, and most especially remembering what's truly significant in life.
We cannot thank these extraordinary brothers enough for making our 9th anniversary a genuinely incredible experience and we look forward to sharing adventures together again soon.

Honeymoon Couple 17-22 Mar SXM
Broker Comments D - C&N:
The charter on Tellstar went really well and they were over the top, so thank you!!

Feb. 8-14 BVI
Had a blast! Lots of fun activities…went kayaking and fishing from the kayak…cliff jumping was great…learned to snorkel and stand up paddle…really enjoyed the trip!

Dec. 27 - Jan. 3 BVI Family Charter
Good charter - kids had a blast with the water toys and exploring the caves.

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