Cruising Area of Hypnautic

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande, STT
Other Pick-upWest End, Tortola
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Hypnautic Description

Hypnautic is an owner´s version Lagoon 440 featuring one huge guest suite on the starboard side of the boat with it´s own dressing area and private electric head with separate walk-in shower.

The starboard side offers a queen master suite with settee and en suite electric, dry head.

The port side offers 2 deluxe queen cabins, each with en suite electric, wet heads.

Forward on port side is a single berth that is air-conditioned. It is accessed via deck hatch and shares a head with one of the interior cabins.

Crew utilizes either one port side queen or the forward single berth and can switch as needed based upon guest needs.

The indoor seating are in the salon is beautiful and luxuriously appointed, but guests will find themselves spending most of their time in the outdoor areas:
1) The huge cockpit which seats 8 around a large table and features a wetbar with fridge.
2)The Flybridge with bench seating beside the captain for a bird´s eye view of the spectacular surrounding scenery
3) The forward bench seating - for a front row seat during the sailing or a quite place to enjoy a cocktail at sundown.
4) The forward trampolines for lounging in the sun.


Length45 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
Guest SmokeSmoking on aft sugar scoop ste
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age10 & Watersafe
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48, inquire for 24


Wash Basins3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Guest accommodations include 3 queen interior cabins and 1 single forepeak cabin. The single forepeak cabin must share a guest head, it is fully air-conditioned and has deck access hatch only. ***Crew move cabins according to clients needs but of cabins listed above, crew needs either 1 queen or the single***



Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
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.


Special DietsYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 ftZAR w/underwater lights
Dinghy Hp50hp
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating Mats4
Standup Paddle1
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladderyes 2, stern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 trolling & 2 casting rods
Fishing Rods3
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Other 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

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Hypnautic Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainJos Smart
Years Sailing5
Years Chartering3
LicenseRYA Master
CrewJulia Taylor
Years Sailing5
Years Chartering3
LicenseAshburton, STCW95, USCG Day Skipper

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.

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).

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Hypnautic Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 17, 2019Dec 31, 2021Unavailable: Beef Island, BVI* to Yacht Haven Grand

Hypnautic Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $11,700
(normal rate)
High price: $15,750
(normal rate)

Hypnautic Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: $250 off child discount for any child age 10 or under at time of charter. Limit: 1 per charter.

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2019 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,250$15,750
2019/20 Winter$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,250$15,750
2020 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,250$15,750
2020/21 Winter$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,250$15,750

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Hypnautic.

Hypnautic Guest Reviews

April 2019

Name: Robert
Yacht: HYPNAUTIC with Jos Smart & Julia Taylor
Charter Dates: 2019-04-13 12:00 to 2019-04-20 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

4. Was the food good and well presented?

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Jos and Julia are the best crew we´ve ever had on a charter

April 2019

Name: Dorina
Yacht: Hypnautic with Jos Smart & Julia Taylor
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Jos and Julia could not have been any more helpful, informed on the area and the boat and we now consider them friends. I don´t recall ever hearing the word ´no´ from them. They always had smiles ont their faces. They were always awake before we were and went to bed after we did.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The website photos did not do this boat justice! It was extremely well kept and beautiful. I selected this boat because there were so many places where people could ´hang out´. There were 5 adults in our charter and there were plenty of outdoor places one or two people could go for ´alone time´. There was also plenty of space for all 5 of us to have a group breakfast and night time party games around the table.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
During the day, we were always above deck enjoying the breezes. Below deck during the day, it could get a little stuffy, but it would have been a waste of energy to run air conditioning during the day. At night, the air conditioning was always available as needed and always in abundance. Plenty of hot water for showers.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
I think we all regretted getting the half board. Julia went above and beyond with every meal! Tasted amazing, looked beautiful. Flavors were spot on. Each meal was very different and unique.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes! The BVI was beautiful. The water was various shades of blue, turquoise, pastel blues and greens. So many activities were available to enjoy in the water, snorkeling, tubing, the floating island, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
This was a trip of a lifetime. There is nothing I would recommend be done differently. Having an amazing crew like Julia and Jos is key to a great trip. They always seemed to be right there when you needed them and were also very discreet when needed as well. Our beds got made, bathrooms cleaned every day, and we never saw them in our cabins. We saw Jos every night looking at his computer seeing the weather conditions, finding out other information about where we would be going, giving us options, etc. After a couple days into our charter, Julia and Jos knew enough about us personally to make perfect recommendations on where to sail, where to drop anchor and enjoy water sports, where to go on land, where to eat off shore. They also both had a sense of humor, Julia plays a good game of flip phone by the way. They took excellent care of the boat as well. We could not have thanked them enough!

New Years 2018/2019

We had a wonderful trip - probably our best family trip ever! The boat was perfect for us - so nice to have a walk in shower. But what made the vacation so special was the crew - Jos and Julia were absolutely amazing. Julia´s culinary skills were over the top - every meal, snack, drink was beyond our expectations. We only ate off the boat on NYE, and decided against bar hopping on the islands because what she and Jos created was so much better. They were able to predict what we would want/need and were lovely to chat with and be with on the boat. They are amazingly good at their jobs! We were all very sad to leave them and the boat.
We have already forwarded your info to a couple families so hopefully you will be hearing from them in the next few months.
Thanks! Betsy

May 2017

We had high expectations but you have exceeded all of them. The food was absolutely fantastic, as were the cocktails and the table decorations. The crew were faultless and always on hand to help us out. We got to do all of the activities we wanted to, and had a great time doing them. Every little detail was thought out so well and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect week!
– BVI charter, May 2017

April 2017

Start to finish, and every bit in between, the trip exceeded our highest expectations! The boat was more comfortable than we had imagined. We water skid, kayaked, rode the SUP equipment. I think we used everything. We did four dives and each one was incredible. All those pieces of the trip were great, but what made it truly special was the crew. My wife cried when we left the boat, and she still missed the crew.
–BVI charter, April 2017

January 2017

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! Everywhere we traveled was stunning and you treated us to the best food, drinks, and experiences around. I appreciated how friendly and welcoming you all were from the start and how you embraced – and became a part of – our crazy family. We’re not always the easiest crowd, but you managed to meet all of our needs and exceed our expectations! Well cone. This experience was truly a dream. A big thanks to you all for being such a special part of this unforgettable trip.
– BVI charter, January 2017

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