Cruising Area of Kai

Pref. Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Other Pick-upBVI - inquire, limit 7
Summer PortNew England
Winter PortVirgin Islands

Kai Specification

Length70 Feet
Beam17 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built1983
Refit2017
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C Surcharge$80.00 per night
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch12
Guest SmokeAft deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Agewater safe - bring life vest
Inverter2500W
Voltages110v
Water Maker50GPH
Water Capacity680 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator20Kw
Cruising Speed10 kts
Fuel Consumption3 US Gall/Hr
Range3,000 NM
Turnaround24hr
EnginesCat 3208 diesel 20Kw Northern Lights generator 2500W inverter Solar 50GPH water maker
Communications
Onboard WIFI - check emails only, no streaming or uploading of photos please.

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen2
Twin1
Showers2
Wash Basins2
Heads2
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.

Entertainment

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

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12´ inflatable
Dinghy Hp20HP 4 stroke Yahama
Dinghy Pax6
KneeboardYes
Windsurfer1
Snorkel GearYes
Tube1
1-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsHydraulic lift on back deck to
Boarding LadderBoarding platform on back
Beach GamesYes
Gear TypeNo fishing from boat
Other Toys
Frisbees
Baseball
Football
Volleyball

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Kai Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet Type15lb dog
Captain
CaptainJustin Smith
NationalityUSA
Born1989
SpeaksEnglish
License100T US Masters
Crew
CrewSarah Ford
NationalityUSA
LicenseSTCW


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.

Sarah is born and raised North Carolinian, but finds herself to be an island dweller now. She has honed her seamanship and guide skills through various positions over the years. She started as a lifeguard, working her way through college in hospitality and transitioned into working with volunteers doing trail work all over the states in her mid 20´s. Now her love for cooking, the ocean, exploring, and customer service has lead her into this unique position. On charter, Sarah will surprise you with different kinds of homemade breads, unique appetizers, and great meals that bring her southern roots to the table. Also, if you have a sweet tooth, there is no doubt she will curve that craving with delicious treats!

Her passions in life range from hiking, rock climbing, sailing, cliff jumping, surfing, traveling, or anything pertaining to the outdoors. Abound with local knowledge about the flora, fauna, or underwater sea life, Sarah is sure to enhance all of your experiences.

Together Justin and Sarah will make sure you leave the Caribbean with an experience of a lifetime. They will incorporate any activity whether it be beach lounging or taking a diving excursion!! Come let these two sail you, your family and friends into paradise!

Kai Calendar

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Kai Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 24, 2020Nov 15, 2020Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2020Jan 03, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 10, 2021Apr 17, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Kai Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $8,400

High price: $16,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2020 Summer$8,700$10,500$12,500$14,500$16,500
2020/21 Winter$8,700$10,500$12,500$14,500$16,500
2021 Summer$8,700$10,500$12,500$14,500$16,500
2021/22 Winter$8,700$10,500$12,500$14,500$16,500

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 Kai.

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?
Extremely

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

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!

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