Yacht charter: popular destinations and yacht types

Yacht charter destinations

Cabin charters: popular cruise destinations and regattas

Sailiing school: popular programs



South Africa

“Thank you Irina and the 12 Knots team”

Thank you Irina and your entire team for your excellent service culminating in a wonderful sailing holiday out of Fethiye, Turkey. The team at the Fethiye base was on top of their game and accommodating in every respect. The boat was in excellent con…

Peter Shaw

South Africa



BVI / British Virgin Islands

“Week onboard this lovely Lagoon 62 / BVI”

We spent a week onboard this lovely 62' sailing catamaran with 5 other couples (total 12 guests) The captain and chef were both French and at times it was difficult to understand what they were saying, but not a big deal. The captain (Damian) would a…

Ronald Garves




BVI / British Virgin Islands

“Yacht was perfect”

Yacht was perfect - plenty of space and nooks to hang out in. Having sailed on a monohull before, the personal bathroom for each cabin on the catamaran was much appreciated. A/C in cabins was very nice. Plenty of hot water for showers. Our captain wa…

Steven Wolter




BVI / British Virgin Islands

“It was truly a unique experience / Jne 2019 / BVI / Lagoon 620”

It was truly a unique experience. Despite a mishap that kept Ron out of the water due to fear of infection (he cut his leg pretty good while we were waiting for the ferry to scrub island) it was still enjoyable. The boat was great. Certainly the corr…

Karen E Grves





“Great customer service!”

We had a fantastic experience using 12 Knots to find the perfect long-term charter situation for our family during COVID. They were extremely fast in responding to our inquiries and patient with a million questions on our end. We worked closely with …

Ann-Tyler Conradi





“Everything was perfect”

Everything was perfect from start to finish. Responses to my questions were fast, clear and reliable. We were confident when we arrived at the marina that everything would go as planned. And it did. We were greeted at the hotel, driven to the marina …

Sally McLaughlin





“Working with 12 Knots was a pleasure”

Working with 12 Knots was a pleasure. We have traveled with Dream Yacht Charters twice (Grenada and Martinique). The first time we booked direct, the second time we booked with 12 Knots. Although we did not have any problems when we booked direct wit…

Cathleen F



12 Knots Sailing Club

Welcome to 12 Knots …where your dreams of sailing away to exotic destinations are transformed into unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Originally established in 2009 as an international sailing schoolthe 12 Knots Yachting Club came into fruition out of the owners affinity and love for sailing. Inspired by that passion, along with a desire to provide other sea-faring enthusiasts with the ability to achieve their nautical dreams, 12 Knots has since evolved into one of the leading charter agencies in the industry today.  

12 Knots is a distinctly unique yacht charter company because it not only offers its clients a vast range of sail and motor boats for charter, it also provides professional charter companies with an international platform to rent out their vessels. We also offer our clientele something many of our competitors don’t …the ultimate search engine - featuring a world map with the location of all our charter bases and an up-to-date calendar where you can view all the available dates for the rental yachts you are interested in (very helpful during peak season). If you are looking for a particular boat model, our website also enables you to search for specific brands like Jeanneau, Catana, and more).   

Whether you prefer to sail the cool azure waters of the Mediterranean, the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, the magical waters of the Far East or the warm inviting waters of the South Pacific12 Knots can help you find the perfect yacht to charterthat will sail you to your dream destination, as well as suit your budget, special needs, and personal preferences. 

Planning a sailing vacation with the family? A romantic getaway? A business retreat? Or perhaps you simply want to head out on a solo trip for some much needed rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. With our charter yacht company, the choices of rental boat possibilities and destinations are only limited by your imagination and sense of adventure! 

By now you might be wondering …how can I set sail on a charter yacht?

At 12 Knots, we provide personalized customer service that is unsurpassed. Our skilled, professional team can help you every step of the way from booking a cabin yacht charter equipped with a competent, experienced crew to our bareboat charters  where savvy sailors can voyage out on their own.  

Uncertain about which type of charter yacht you want to set sail on? Choose from bareboats, skippered, crewed, or cabin. Can’t decide on a destination? Our interactive map can lead you to the perfect location. 

Our charter company’s growing online ‘rent a yacht’ directory presently includes sailing yachts, catamarans, trimarans, powerboats, gulets, and houseboats. It’s an invaluable resource to do a bit of yacht charter research while you view our vibrant gallery of yacht rentals and explore all the breathtaking destinations that 12 Knots offers around the globe.  

Why Choose 12Knots for Your Yacht Charter Adventure?


  • Having over 13+ years’ experience in the boating world gives us many advantages, as well as a competitive edge. With our extensive charter yacht knowledge and the partnerships we’ve developed with other charter companies around the world, we’ve become renowned aggregators in the industry. From check-in to check-out, we are able to provide our clientele with unparalleled customer service offering guidancesupport, and inspiration while they explore their options for a boat rental that will not only satisfy their needs and budget, but will make their sailing trip a memorable one. 

Easy to navigate online booking process 

  • Our main focus has always been to keep it simple’. Utilizing cutting-edge automated technology and innovation, our user-friendly online yacht charter website allows our customers the ability to easily and efficiently book directly and safely; always offering the best price possible when you are looking to rent a yacht. 

Vast selection of yachting boat rentals 

  • 12 Knots showcases an ever-expanding gallery of over 22,000 spectacular online yacht charters to choose from. Our charter fleet offers not only an impressive selection of different types of charter boats, we also provide a range of models by some of the most established manufacturers in the businesssuch as: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour, Catana, Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot. 

  • Ready to get started? Simply choose the type of charter boat you prefer-bareboat, skippered, crewed, or cabin, along with your desired criteria (length, price per week, year built, cabin number/sleeping accommodations, crew availability, and more) to explore all your boat rental options.  

  • Thirsty for more information? Just click on the vessel you are interested in for a more in-depth description comprised of additional photographs, ‘floor’ plans, destinations/itineraries, supplemental services, insurance and licensing requirements, equipment, availability, booking procedures, cancellation policies, and more.  

Diverse global destinations 

When you choose 12 Knots for your next boating adventure …the world is literally your oyster! 

There is nothing quite like experiencing the soothing ocean breeze as it caresses your warm sun-kissed skin or breathing in the invigorating salt air that invokes a true sense of feeling alive.’ Each of our charter yacht destinations are unique in their own right and we’re confident you’ll find a destination that beckons you to come visit. 

Whether you want to relax on secluded, uninhabited beaches throughout the Caribbean, explore ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean, snorkel your days away in the South Pacific, or experience the exotic flavors of the Far East12 Knots has the perfect destination for you! 



British Virgin Islands (BVI)









St. Martin 




Experience Having over 13+ years’ experience in the boating world gives us many advantages, as well as a competitive edge. With our extensive charter yacht knowledge and the partnerships we’ve developed with other charter companies around the world, we’

At 12 Knots we believe that booking a charter boat should never be an arduous task. We also understand that exploring all the yacht charters we have to offer can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. At our charter boat company, we are committed to providing all our clients with exceptional customer service from the moment you get on board to the moment you step back onto dry land.  

Whether you want to just sit back and enjoy the ride with a crew that caters to your every whim, or enhance your sailing skills on a bareboat charter where you’re the boss, we can personalize any charter rental for you. We’re here to answer all of your inquiries; and, if you need us to, we’ll help you choose your type of boat and book your boating trip for you.  

We are dedicated to ensuring exceptional customer service and value the relationships we’ve formed with our clients over the years. After all, a satisfied client is a happy client! Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience when booking a charter with us. We want all our customers to have an amazing and memorable tripso whenever they are ready to set sail again, they’ll continually weigh anchor with us! 

Join Us and Become a Yacht Charter Partner

12 Knots is always looking for like-minded people who share our passion, vision, and best business practices in the rental boat industry. 

If you own a charter company and are interested in offering your boats for rental, we invite you to become yacht charter partner with one of the fastest growing, reputable charter companies in the world.  

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and can be reached either by phone or email located on our 12 Knots website. 

Ready to list your private yacht rental? Visit  https://bemybroker.net to create an account and register your boat! 

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