Meet James & Julia

We're the Cognitos!  A married couple in our 40's who love to dance, travel, and live life on our own terms.


We moved up our retirement dreams by 20 years and now live aboard our sailing catamaran...FULL TIME!


We make a living chartering our private boat and teaching people the ropes of life at sea.

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James is a USCG licensed Captain and certified PADI Master Scuba Diver trainer. He has trained divers for 20+ years, and enjoys showing the ropes to aspiring sailors. He is also an amazing cook!  If you fancy, grab a guitar and jam with James.



Julia serves as First Mate and keeps SV Lost Cat (and the Captain) in tip-top shape. A former banker, she likes to help aspiring live-aboards get a grip on financially preparing for a life at sea. A life long dancer, she loves to Salsa & Cha-Cha with the Captain every chance they get.

SV Lost Cat


SV Lost Cat is definitely the star of our show!  She is a beautiful 43' Voyage Yachts Sailing Catamaran. With 3 cabins, she is a sought-after owners' version that gives us plenty of space and our guests plenty of privacy!

Kirby Cat


Meet Lost Cat's mascot - Kirby!  He's a tough little guy that has fully embraced life as a boat cat. He's head (toilet) trained, which means no stinky litter on board.

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