Catamaran Hypnautic

44ft · 6 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Hypnautic Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $12,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $15,750 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 44ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2007 (Refit Constant)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 10 & Watersafe)
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran Hypnautic Overview

Hypnautic means to fascinate, mesmerize, induce relaxation and rest. This beautiful owner's version Lagoon 440 does all this and more. Hypnautic is luxury defined. Her beautifully varnished woodwork highlights her interior.

The master guest cabin takes up the entire starboard side of the yacht with large stateroom, owner's salon and full en-suite facilities. The queen and double guest cabins are appointed with individual air conditioning controls, high definition plasma satellite TV and DVD and xm radio with iPod plug-in stations.

The main salon is roomy with wraparound viewing. Hypnautic has a high capacity water maker and ice maker.

Her deck layout is unsurpassed with seating on the foredeck, fly bridge and spacious rear cockpit. She is loaded with water toys such as kayak, float cushions, wake-board, noodles, and more.

Allow Hypnautic to hypnotize you. You will have the vacation of a lifetime.

Special Offer

Child discount $250 for 1 child 10yo and under
Save $250 per child per week for 1 child 10yo and under at the time of sailing. Limit 1 per charter.
Available now through 14 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 6 Dec 2019.
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Why you should book Hypnautic!

Nice option for sailor and/or foodie groups.

Why you might consider other Yachts?

If you need 3 equal cabins.

Green Initiative

Hypnautic provides quality drinking water made on board and tested for purity, avoiding disposable plastic water bottles. Hypnautic provides reusable water bottles.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Jos & Julia

Jos Smart and Julia Taylor hail from England and the Royals have nothing on them. Hypnautic is the luckiest yacht on the sea to have these two aboard!

Jos and Julia are committed to creating vacations you will remember for a lifetime. Before you even step aboard, they will have already started taking care of you, from provisioning for a picnic lunch to making sure all ingredients are on board for your favorite drink. So, sit back, relax and let the fun begin!

Jos is a Yachtmaster certified by the Royal Yachting Association with all the necessary credentials to safely captain Hypnautic throughout your voyage. Jos’ competency at the helm is equally balanced by a passion for adventure. He spent his younger years on the water diving, windsurfing, and sailing yachts up to 88 feet in length. His certifications and experience ensure that you will be safe on the water and have an experienced guide in any adventures you care to undertake.

Julia has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry within hotels, ski chalets, and sailing yachts. Her exquisite culinary skills were honed at the acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School. Julia has a tender heart, gentle nature having worked as a schoolteacher earlier in her career. She is ready to use her hospitality and culinary skills to create the perfect menu for you. more

Aboard Hypnautic, Jos and Julia will combine their passion for service, cuisine, and adventure to create a vacation you will remember for a lifetime!

(Previously aboard AKASHA).

Availability for Hypnautic:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Hours required between charters: 48, inquire for 24

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
Available weekend day:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Friday, 17 May 2019 to Friday, 31 December 2021: Unavailable: Beef Island, BVI* to Yacht Haven Grand

Special Offer

Child discount $250 for 1 child 10yo and under
Save $250 per child per week for 1 child 10yo and under at the time of sailing. Limit 1 per charter.
Available now through 14 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 6 Dec 2019.

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests
Summer 2019 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,250 $15,750
Winter 2019 to 2020 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,250 $15,750
Summer 2020 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,250 $15,750
Winter 2020 to 2021 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,250 $15,750
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Hypnautic!

Full Specifications for Hypnautic

Hypnautic Layout
Length 44ft
Beam 26
Draft 4
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2007 (Refit Constant)
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 10 & Watersafe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag US
Dinghy/Tender 12 ftZAR w/underwater lights (50HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description:
Two private, en suite guest cabins including one queen, master cabin spanning the length of one hull and one other queen cabin. All with A/C and satellite TVs. Single fore-peak cabin also available.
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port Yacht Haven Grande, STT
Other Port West End, Tortola
Hours Between Charters 48, inquire for 24
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Ice Maker Yes
Voltage 120
Other Ipod docking station plus 200GB music library available.
Each cabin has a satelite TV, and both Salon and the cockpit each have a satellite TV.
There is an indoor and outdoor sound system.
Free WIFI.
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis No
Stand Up Paddle Board 1
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board Yes
1-Person Kayak No
2-Person Kayak 1
Float Mats 4
Sailing Dinghy no
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type 2 trolling & 2 casting rods
Number of Rods 3
Deep Sea Yes
Underwater Camera Yes
Other Water Toys Underwater LED fishlights
Entire boat is bluetooth for wireless streaming of music
Apple TV, boat computer and ipad.
Inflatable pontoon/raft
Floaty chairs/noodles
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes (400 DVDs)
Board Games Yes
Books 50
Captain Nationality UK
Captain License RYA Master
Captain Years Sailing 5
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes

Reviews for Hypnautic with Jos & Julia:

Julia and Jos were so amazing! Our vacation experience was greatly improved by their knowledge about the islands, attentiveness, and their friendly nature!

Hypnautic was awesome. We slept so well! It was perfect amount of space for the 4 of us to spread out, yet interact with each other at will. I couldn't pick a favorite aspect of the yacht, because it was all so perfect!

Julia was an amazing chef! She worked so hard to give us such beautiful and delicious meals! The meals were above and beyond our best expectations!

We loved the ability to customize our itinerary to our preference. Jos was so good to give us all the options available for the day and let us decide when/where we wanted to go!

Sailing Directions was super helpful! Great service and easy to use website and payment. No issues whatsoever.

Great Boat for 2 couples or a small family! The boat was beautiful and clean. The crew was absolutely amazing!

We definitely will use your company in the future. I have recommended your company to a coworker for a similar charter!

Cailey K, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic May 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

The crew were excellent. Everything on board was great. We particularly enjoyed all the branding with logos on everything, made it very professional. Food was spectacular and well presented. The menu was customized to our preferences.

David C, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic March 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

Vacation of a Lifetime. After a busy month at work at our restaurant I decided to make my wife Linda’s dream come true. We have been happily married for over 35 years, made a good life and enjoying our late adulthood. Linda and I have always wanted to sail/cruise on a sailing ship. I am against the large cruise ship experience, don’t like the idea of small cabins, limited privacy and having to cue up with my fellow passengers to eat and or participate in events.

After many hours of research, I realized that chartering our own catamaran could be what floats our boat. Since we were a little late in the average booking process, less than 4 weeks before I departure I was worried I might have difficulties finding my charter. Luckily I found The site is easy to navigate, has all the information you need to make a decision.

Linda was jumping for joy when I pulled up the website and showed her what we could be doing in a couple of weeks. We spend about an hour looking at different boats and crews that were available during our time. We settled on the Hypnautic, a 6 passenger catamaran for 6 nights and send out email off sailing to sailing directions. John Lane and his team responded within an hour and informed us of the process. 24 hours later we put our deposit down.

We were three weeks away from departure when we got our first email about selecting our preferences, itinerary, food choices even which kind of alcoholic beverage we preferred.

Julia and Jos send us pictures/information of locations we might be interested in visiting and arranged for our transportation from the airport to the ship’s dock.

December 10th arrived, and we were on our way. Flight was delayed by 3 hours, no problem our taxi was waiting for us. Jos greeted us on the dock and our adventure begun by climbing into a dinghy and boating to the Hypnautic. LOL I was so excited I did not take any pictures.

We were welcomed on the Hypnautic with a welcome beverage and given the tour of our home for the next week. Linda and I were so thrilled, the sounds of the harbor, the smells, the comforts. Jos, our captain and Jules our Mate explained what we should be expecting. They made us feel very comfortable with their knowledge of the area, seamanship and hospitality.

Linda and I had a catamaran to ourselves while surrounded by the BVI’s. Next morning we got to see all the splendor of St Thomas Red Hook Marina while eating a scrumptious breakfast. It became very clear Jos and Julia goal was to exceed our expectations. They always added little details to every action they could to make our trip more enjoyable. I don’t want to give the details away because it would ruin the trip for their next guests. It’s like giving away the story line of a movie plot. Our first snorkeling excursion, I noticed that Jos was observing us to make sure we were proficient as we indicated.

Each day we were cruising and exploring private beaches, visiting beach bars and small villages. We could not stop grinning and pinching ourselves, at night time the sunsets took our breaths away, saw dolphins and turtles, snorkeled caves and reefs, sunned on a sand spit, climbed a mountain, explored the Baths, drank too many rum punches, floated, watched barracuda under the lights, listened to good music, watched a movie, sailed with the wind, waved and danced, slept to light rocking motion in coves, met some fellow travelers as well as locals. Mostly it was peaceful and restful.

We did not have to decide what to do, we let the wind and weather make those decisions for us. I should not forget Jules’s cooking skills, as a restaurant owner and chef I am in awe of her skills with a small oven and a couple of gas burners. Her Cornish Hen is top notch. Our meals were on point and we looked forward to the view from our deck and enjoying her creations.

So here are my reasons why you should book the Hypnautic and experience Jos’s and Jules’ hospitality. I am hoping I get to go on another adventure with them.

1. British Virgin Islands - so many islands to visit in such close proximity

2. Hypnautic a catamaran with awesome features

3. The Crew. Jos and Jules people who strive to exceed your expectations

4. Snorkeling, paddle boarding, floating, swimming, beaching, caving, and exploring

5. Sleeping, napping, relaxing, and enjoying

6. Eating great food, drinking, and snacking

7. The views are always changing

8. Sailing, learning about the islands, cruising,

9. Being relaxed, forgetting all worries.

10. Being thankful that you can have experiences like this

The night I sat with my wife on the sugar deck watching the starts, the barracuda in the blue lit water and our favorite music playing in the background has become my Happy Place.

Thank you John, Jules and Jos for making our dreams a reality and creating some of best moments and feelings in our lives.

Theo H, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic December 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Reviews for Hypnautic with previous crew:

The trip was awesome. Lindsey and Magnus were an excellent crew. The itinerary was perfect.

Hypnautic was in excellent shape and has great AC. The best part of the yacht is the honeymoon cabin that uses one whole wing of the catamaran.

The food was awesome. Lindsey is an outstanding chef. By far the best we have eaten on any vacation.

The reason we booked through Sailing Direction is John responded to our request almost immediately. We did not hear from the other charter company we contacted first. The booking process was smooth and the website has all the key information.

Westin B, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic June 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

The trip was amazing, great times. Best family vacation ever.

Captain Magnus was fantastic with my kids, great personality and never stopped helping us find new places to explore. Chef Lindsey is awesome. World class chef in world class locations on a boat with only my family! It just doesn't get better.

Hypnautic was very clean, very comfortable and great atmosphere for a boat. I'd sail around the world on this boat if I could.

Lindsey is a great chef. Food was excellent. Dinners were first class, breakfast and lunch were outstanding. She did a great job at serving foods my whole family loved.

Our itinerary had 4-5 stops and we made 8-9. The beaches and adventures make my wife and I seriously consider changing careers to be closer to this lifestyle

John at Sailing Directions returned emails quickly which made decisions we needed to make much easier to process and decide. We even had a possible snag with the trip and John made the possibility of re-routing the trip easy. I'd highly recommend the service and attention he offered. Highly considering another charter and when the time is right again, I'll begin my vacation research the same way I did before, the only difference is I'll look at Sailing Directions first and only. It worked great.

Magnus and Lindsey are a GREAT team and I'd recommend anyone considering to sail with them with a million percent YES!! Both of my boys highly enjoyed their time with our crew.

Ryan L, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic May 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

Jose & Pixie were AWESOME. The menu exceeded our expectations. Pixie was amazing. Very happy with service from Sailing Directions.

Robert W, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic June 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

I have literally made life-long friends. Jose and Janet were extremely friendly and fit in very well with our group. We loved spending time with them. Both were very attentive and seemed to know exactly what we needed at any particular time. I very much enjoyed staying up late and talking with Cap'n Jose about various topics. Everything we wanted was provided. Jose and Pixie offered us very good suggestions as we made our way around the islands.

Hypnautic was very well maintained. It was amazing to me how clean Jose and Pixie were able to keep the yacht with the six of us constantly moving about, snacking, drinking, lounging, etc. I was very impressed by this. I think my favorite aspect was our mealtime and all of us sitting around the outside table. Lots of great conversation. I also very much enjoyed being up on the bridge with Cap'n. I loved the wind in the face and the amazing views.

Pixie is an amazing chef. I could tell that heart and soul was put into each dish. I enjoyed talking to Pixie about how she came up with some of the dishes and how she likes to take time to think of and practice making new dishes. I can't wait for more Pixie meals!

The Virgin Islands couldn't have been better. It was exactly what we wanted. The only thing I wish I had different was MORE TIME!

This trip was well worth every single penny. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves to disconnect from the real world and just relax and be stress free for a week. Great re-charge of the internal batteries that are required to operate in life.

Joshua M.

Aaron H, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic January 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

Jose and Janet were definitely friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and accommodating. They went above and beyond my expectations. They were always asking if we needed anything, and were happy to respond to any questions or requests that we had. I couldn't imagine a better pair, and I look forward to sailing with them again!

The Hypnatuic was clean, comfortable, and well ventilated. Jose and Janet were up and about cleaning the boat every day. My favorite aspect of the yacht was definitely the dining area, where we spent time at least three times a day haha. Many wonderful conversations were had, and we loved getting a chance to watch Janet cook through the window! I also loved the bedding, super comfy, and plenty of storage space.

The food was no words short of AMAZING. Janet was such a great cook and always ran on time. The dining area was always clean, accessible, and well presented. Janet did a great job of creating a menu of items that suited our needs and fit our requests. There was always enough! And a great variety :)

We saw so much in what seemed like such little time, it was great! We hit all of the spots on our list within reason without feeling rushed. Every day was new and exciting, just as we requested.

This was a life changing experience. To stay a week on a boat may seem intimidating to some, especially myself who had never slept aboard a boat before. It was completely worth it, I can't imagine seeing the islands in any other way. Definitely pack your Dramamine if you experience a little sea sickness like I do! But it was completely manageable and did not take away from the experience.

Our group will certainly be requesting to sail with Hypnautic again.

Mary C.

Aaron H, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic January 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

The crew were outstanding, over and beyond the call of duty to make sure all our desires were met.

Hypnautic is very clean, not only when we arrived but they were cleaning daily to keep everything attractive.

The trip was fabulous. Leo and Amy are great hosts. Everything was perfect.

Sabrina K, aboard Catamaran Hypnautic April 2013  sailing the Virgin Islands

   Sample Itinerary

St. Thomas USVI
Hawksnest Bay, St. John USVI
Snorkel this pristine horseshoe shaped reef just off the beach.
Beach comb the palm tree lined picturesque white sand beach.
Francis Bay, St. John, USVI
Proceed on to Francis Bay to watch your first Caribbean sunset and enjoy your first night on board.

Snorkel the aquarium-like Waterlemon Cay. See Southern sting rays, Pin Cushion starfish, and both Hawksbill and Green turtles.
Explore the ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Mill.
Hike to the Old Plantation House ruins and marvel at the panoramic view.
Soper's Hole, Tortola, BVI
Get there in time for Happy Hour at Pusser's and enjoy the original 'painkiller'. Stay for dinner and maybe some evening entertainment or do some shopping.

Snorkel the 'Treasure Island' inspired caves. Spend the afternoon seeing how many species of fish you can find snorkeling the inner reef at the Bight.
Dive Sandy Ledges and marvel at the diversity of underwater life.
Take your camera on a spectacular scenic hike and find the old pirate house ruins.
Party to whenever on the 'Willie T'!

Indians & Pelican Island BVI
Dive the Indians, the four rock pinnacles that are surrounded by an underwater 'forest' and canyons.
Salt Island & Cooper Island, BVI
Dive the 'Rhome'.
Kayak around Cistern Rock.
Check out the deserted beaches for Flame Helmets.
Set sail on the wind glider or just sip a rum punch while relaxing on a float cushion.

The Baths & Devils Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI
Explore this natural spectacularly beautiful sight. Huge granite and marble boulders piled on top of each other creating a mystical wonderland of coves, grottos and cathedral-like walk-thrus. Sun rays slant through openings and sparkle on shallow pools of water. It's Awesome!
Take a swim in the turquoise waters of Devil's Bay.

Dive the mystical coral formations known as the 'Chimneys'.
Monkey Point, Guana Island, BVI
Find the exotic Sea Hares at this incredible snorkel site.
Marina Cay, BVI
Snorkel the shallow horseshoe reef and see why we have nick-named it the 'Peekaboo Reef'.
Hoot it up at Michael Bean's Pirate Show (Happy AARRR!)

Day 7
Great Harbor, Peter Island, BVI
Glorious cross wind sail to Peter Island. Dive Ray's Reef mini wall and look for Bluebell Tunicates.
Snorkel one of the best kept secrets, DJ's Garden.
Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI
Take a sunset sail from Peter Island to Caneel Bay.

Day 8
Take a last snorkel at the reef adjacent Honeymoon Beach in Caneel Bay, and set sail for Crown Bay, St. Thomas.

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