Cruising Area of Kai

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande
Other Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer PortNew England
Winter PortUSVI


Wash Basins2
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads2
Accommodation Details
(1) Queen midship port master cabin has a private ensuite head and stall shower.
(1) Queen forward V-berth has ensuite vanity and shares head with twin bunk cabin below.
(1) Twin cabin with upper lower berths. This cabin also has an ensuite vanity and shares head with Queen V-berth cabin above however it does have it´s own vanity and sink in the cabin.
Crew have separate aft crew cabin with head and storage area.
Yacht is fully air condition upon request, added $80 per night A/C fee.
Yacht has hydraulic swim platform which lowers from the deck into the water for easy access for guests.

Kai Specification

Length70 Feet
Beam17 Feet
Draft6 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeYes - $80/night
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch12
Guest SmokeAft deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age15 (inquire for younger)
Water Maker50GPH
Water Capacity680 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Cruising Speed10 kts
Fuel Consumption3 US Gall/Hr
Range3,000 NM
Turnaround48, Inquire for 24
EnginesCat 3208 diesel 20Kw Northern Lights generator 2500W inverter Solar 50GPH water maker
Onboard WIFI - check emails only, no streaming or uploading of photos please.
Starilnk coming soon

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12´ inflatable
Dinghy Hp25HP Yahama
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsHydraulic lift on back deck to
Boarding LadderBoarding platform on back
Beach GamesYes
Gear Typeoffshore trolling
Other Toys
Dog to play with endlessly on the beach, Sam is great with young kids

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs2000 movie
Board GamesYes
Booksyes, a few
Other Entertainment
(4) Bean bag chairs on front deck
(4) lounge chairs on aft deck



Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
On Kai, we use Eco-friendly cleaning products, as well as organic and local produce when available. Kai also runs completely on Solar, and has been running term charters since 2021 for any clients that do not need the use of a Generator. We also have wind power for overnight use. USB charging in every room, all lights have been upgraded to the warm white led lights.

Kai Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet Type15lb dog
CaptainJustin Smith
License100T US Masters
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateMaddie

Justin was born in Connecticut, a state saturated in oceanic history; but, if you ask him he will tell you he is from the ocean, “home is where the anchor drops.” Unlike most young American men, Justin was raised mainly by his seafaring grandparents and received an education whilst they sailed up and down the Eastern Coast of the United States.

The world has been Justin’s oyster and he was privileged enough to have spent his youth in various countries and honed his captain’s education in a myriad of maritime schools. A skilled sailor, he received his master’s license at the juvenile age of only sixteen; he was unable to escape the call of the ocean. As a young man, Justin exhibited a passion not only to sail the seas, but also to rebuild classic boats. His first large project was the restoration of a classic fiberglass boat, a vessel which enabled him to start his adult maritime career. He sailed south towards not only the Caribbean, but onwards to a life of adventure and self-fulfillment.

​During his time in the Caribbean, Justin captained several yachts and began his profession in yacht charters. At this point in time, Justin has seven years experience in the charter business. The love for his craft shows not only in his expertise of the seas, but also in riveting conversations with guests about boats, the ocean, and all things nautical!

At the helm, Captain Justin likes to take his guests to off the beaten path locations, catch lobsters and makes fresh conch salads. Come sail with Justin and explore the hidden treasures of the islands, he’ll show you a world traversed by only a few.

Chef Maddie was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri but was always drawn towards the ocean. After attending nursing school in Arizona, she packed up and followed her calling to St. Croix, USVI. With a passion for learning new things, she spent most of her time in or on the water discovering the beauty of sailing, cooking, and serving others. Maddie is passionate about creating meals that her guests will love. She has well-rounded experience in serving groups as small as two people to banquets of over 100, including the famous rock singer, Alice Cooper and his family.

When Maddie is not in the galley, she enjoys diving, hiking, snorkeling and showing her guests the beauty of the USVI.

Kai Calendar

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Kai Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 14, 2024May 31, 2024Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jun 01, 2024Jun 08, 2024Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jun 12, 2024Jun 19, 2024Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Jul 27, 2024Aug 03, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 06, 2025Jan 13, 2025Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 25, 2025Feb 01, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Kai Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $10,700

High price: $19,500

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$12,000$13,500$15,500$17,500$19,500
2024 Summer$12,000$13,500$15,500$17,500$19,500
2024/25 Winter$12,000$13,500$15,500$17,500$19,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.



RELOCATION FEE: Any island south of SXM is $500 each way as far south as Grenada. Inquire for availbility.

BVI CHARTERS: KAI is basedin the USVI, but can operate in the BVI with a CRVL. BVI Charters are plus taxes and fees upon clearing in. USVI ports preferred.

HALF-BOARD: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2/$11,700 3/$13,050 4/$14,900 5/$16,750 6/$18,600 Available for BVI charters ONLY, not USVI.

LOCAL FARE: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$11,850 3/$13,275 4/$15,200 5/$17,125 6/$19,050

SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $250 per cabin per night, with a 2 cabin minimum.
Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.
MINIMUM 6 nights of charter required.

CHRISTMAS - $21,450 - must end by 12/26
NEW YEARS - $23,400 - may not start prior to 12/27

Kai Guest Reviews

Broker provided feedback February 2020

Name: Lisa
Yacht: KAI
Charter Dates: 02/24/2020 11:00 am to 03/01/2020 11:00 am
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes! They had everything we needed, including anticipating things we didn´t know we needed. They both are very professional, which we appreciated. I felt both well taken care of and also in the hands of a competent crew should anything go wrong (which it didn´t ... hugely successful trip!)

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, the best part was beanbags on the forward deck for lounging ... But also great was the spacious dining area below deck and the berths were more spacious than anticipated for the size.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
AC was on and offered if needed, we could open hatches if not raining (obviously), fans available.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
FANTASTIC. Sarah created the most delicious meals and we were only disappointed when we went out to eat, because it wasn´t as good as Kai! Seriously delicious food, restaurant quality, nice presentation, attention to detail... Even snacks!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
LOVED the area. We couldn´t have planned a better route ourselves. Our captain knew many quiet anchorages that felt like no one else was there, but also knows the hot spots. Our trip was a mix of places that first time BVI tourists should go, and many lesser known spots that are so special. We felt like the captain tailored the trip to our taste after getting to know us, and it was a perfect itinerary for our group.

Broker provided feedback November 2019

Name: Chris
Yacht: KAI with Justin Smith
Charter Dates: 2019-11-15 12:00 to 2019-11-22 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Extremely - We enjoyed our time with Justin and Alyse.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes - everything was very nice!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
When the HVAC was running - yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes indeed; the food and presentation exceeded our expectations. Alyse is an amazing chef!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, very much. Both Justin and Alyse were quite knowledgeable about the islands and offered details, big and small, that added to our overall experience.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We had a fabulous charter aboard Kai. Justin & Alyse were very in tune to our ´style´ of relaxing and having fun - both on and off of the boat. They were accommodating and very interested in ensuring that we enjoyed every moment of our vacation.

March 2019

Name: Victor
Yacht: KAI KAI with Justin Smith and Sarah Ford
Charter Dates: 2019-03-20 12:00 to 2019-03-27 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

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?
Yes. A nice variety of well-prepared delicious food with excellent presentations.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Captain Justin designed the route for optimal sailing time, which was a priority of ours.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Justin Smith and First Mate Sarah Ford were welcoming, informative, cheerful, helpful, and accommodating. We felt very safe and secure in their able hands. We feel fortunate to have sailed with Justin and Sarah on beautiful KAI, having enjoyed many interesting conversations and unforgettable sailing experiences. A great team, a great boat, a great trip!

28th wedding anniversary trip

We were blessed to spend our 28 year wedding anniversary on a Kai for weekend sail. Unlike many charter companies, Justin and Sarah customized a trip just for us. We left Niantic CT and sailed to Sag Habor,NY on day one and on day two we sailed to Montauk. We were moored in beautiful locations and Justin was always available to drop us off and pick us up from the dock. Although the boat is older, it feels far more solid than any other we have been on. Everything was extremely clean and comfortable. An unexpected delight was the special foods prepared by Sarah. She made it a point to get to know us ahead of time and to stock the galley with everything we liked from meals to snacks to cocktails. She is an incredible chef preparing the freshest fish ceviche, shrimp cakes and from the farm greens with fresh tuna and grilled chicken. Breakfast was made to order. Justin who was raised on boats is a master sailor. We never felt unsafe with him. He is brilliant when it comes to all things boats and sailing. Aside from that, both Sarah and Justin are warm and welcoming and we couldn´t have thought of a better way to celebrate our anniversary. We look forward to joining them in St John and around the BVI- also a place they know intimately.

Trip of a lifetime!!

I was fortunate enough to sail with the crew of Kia from Marathon Florida to Georgetown Bahamas. To call it the trip of a lifetime would be an understatement. It was truly a life changing adventure. I am a sailor myself and am always weary about sailing on another captain´s boat, but Justin is an exception to the rule. He has more experience on the water then most sailors twice his age and he is always willing to pass his knowledge to others. Hanging out with Justin and Sarah on all the islands along the way, hiking, fishing, swimming, and sometimes just chilling, will be memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart. Fair winds my friends

Unforgettable experience...

The captain and first mate are super professional, welcoming, laid back and open minded people, they know best spots for snorkeling, fishing or best Mohitos. It was a great pleasure spending a week on the beautiful and very comfy boat having delicious meals and great conversations with Justin and Sarah. Thanks a lot for this unforgettable experience and see you on my next holidays with Kai!