12knots team

12 Knots Yachting Company

Our team





Skipper power and sail (US, Europe)
+1 888 917 37 73 12@12knots.com


Booking Manager (US, Europe)
+39 339 354 1990 julia@12knots.com


Booking Manager Eastern Europe
+372 712 4437 irina@12knots.com


Gary Ziegler



“A mega thank you for your excellent service!”

A search on the internet produced the 12 Knots operation. With apparent quality staff and experience along with the best price on a bareboat monohull influenced me to book a boat with them. We were not disappointed. Correspondence was timely, courteo…




“This was our first bareboat charter”

This was our first bareboat charter and we had a lot of questions. Julia and Grigory were great at walking us through the process and connecting us with a skipper. The boat was fabulous, and Raffaele is a talented skipper. Happy to say we had a wonde…

Flori Grottoli



“Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning / March 2019 / Puerto Rico / Dufour 412”

The experience was beautiful and the Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning! Even though we started off with a few setbacks (had to switch boats because of technical issues), the marina made good and was very accommodating....they did the very best they…

Ann-Tyler Conradi



“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 …

Luiz Galante



“My wife and I loved our Exumas cruise in the Lagoon 62”

The boat had some maintenance issues such as as the starboard motor was broken for already for three weeks and all cabin on the starboard had cold water the entirely trip. Since the weather was warm and we are used to take cold shower at home, it was…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom


“We had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle”

Grigory, we had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle and only about 5 months old. All the equipment was in really good order and everything worked without a hitch. We had a really good handover from Nomicos who got us through the chec…

Steven Wolter



“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…

What 12 Kntos means?

Knots are used to measure the speed at sea. "1 knot" = 1 nautical mile per hour. The English word "node” as well as “knot” has a value and a knot on a cable, and measures speed - miles per hour. This is due to the fact that in ancient times the speed of a sailing vessel was measured by releasing the rope overboard marked up at regular intervals with line tied at the end of the sector. Speed was measured by the number of knots that went overboard for a certain period of time, which was determined by the hourglass.

12 Knots is about:

  • comfortable cruising speed of a medium sized yacht
  • perfect wind speed to start your sailing courses and learn how to set up sails
  • confidence at sea and safe sailing vacation
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