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Julia Nova and James Cognito

Meet Julia & James


Life at 8 Knots is owned & operated by a husband-wife team from the USA that has sailed thousands of nautical miles together.


For 10+ years they have created charter experiences for guests in the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and the Florida Keys. 

James and Julia (J2) settled on the island of Bonaire in 2021. They love to share their catamaran with visitors and locals alike, crafting unique experiences at sea. 

Get to know J2 on YouTube and join them for a sailing adventure aboard Sailing Catamaran Lost Cat!



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.


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Julia serves as First Mate and Stewardess. She keeps the boat's interior in tip-top shape and enjoys planning charters her guests will never forget! A life long dancer, she loves to Salsa & Cha-Cha with the Captain every chance she gets.

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 toiled trained, which means no stinky kitty litter on board.

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