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Catamaran charters

12 Knots offers modern catamarans for charter in 36 locations around the world – spacious, comfortable vessels gained popularity among sailors in past few years. Modern cruising catamarans provide stability, excellent sailing performance and habitability: spacious cabins, functional deck space.

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Reviews

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“Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything”

Dear Grigory, I have been wanting to write you since I got back. Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything. Everything turned out as planned and we had an unforgettable trip! There were some unexpected surprises along the way…. but tha…

Alberto Goosen

Swiss

01.10.2017

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Greece

“We had a great time in Greece”

We had a great time in Greece, the first three days we had constant 20-25knots of wind, so we were able to do a lot of sailing. The boat was also in good condition and everything in working order…the boat did however look a bit older than a 2018 mode…

Alberto Goosen

Switzerland

19.06.2019

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Martinique

“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

USA

09.12.2020

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Greece

“We enjoyed ourselves and have a bundle of stories we can now laugh about”

We’ve chatted about this a few times and how it be best addressed. I think constructively would be the best way. Overall the captains skill level, regard for safety, approach towards ensuring the guests are happy with the path and desires they are se…

Andrew Wade

Australia

01.08.2018

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Puerto Rico

“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…

Gary Ziegler

USA

25.12.2019

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Bahamas

“The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing.”

I apologize for the delay. We have been out of the country for almost a month. The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing. The staff at Navtours were helpful and professional. On the last day (on the crossing back)—the impeller went bad. W…

Duy Vuong

USA

02.04.2018

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Mexico

“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

USA

16.10.2021

Some tips for catamaran charter

Some tips for catamaran charter

Catamaran charter is great for long trips with children. Multihull vessels provide more space, privacy, and different amenities than a monohull yacht. Taking a catamaran for rent means that more likely you will receive yacht equipped with air conditioning, fridge, extra heads, showers and other facilities, yacht that can carry on board an impressive supplies of fuel and water. Obviously, a multihull yacht provides more space, so renting a catamaran is more suitable for the Caribbean, South East Asia, Greece - areas where anchorage and moorings are more common (rather than berths in marinas, in Mediterranean), and therefore there is no need to look for a berth and overpay for it size.

Those who prefer to charter sailing catamaran noted that its operation requires much less effort and concentration. This is important when you rent a yacht for vacation, not exercising. Catamarans have shallow draft and can approach directly to the beach. Sailing catamaran has good maneuverability (thanks to the presence of two engines) and requires no experienced crew. It is also much more stable than monohull yachts, which has a positive effect on safety and comfort.

Sailing catamaran design has its drawbacks: low efficiency at low speeds (due to greater wet area of the vessel), the difficulty of sailing upwind, increased tension on mast and hulls connection. The latter problem today is practically solved by the use of durable modern materials.


Catamarans can be divided into sports and cruising, among which there are elegant and high-speed sports ones - such as, catamaran from one of the the famous French shipyard Catana, famous for it’s perfect design and quality of finishes. Other well-known catamaran brands are Lagoon, Fountain Pajot, Corsair, CraigCat, Nautitech, Privilege, Megayacht Catamarans; each has it’s specific features.


Lagoon catamarans are focused on comfort providing an owner with all advantages of a large yacht without any downfalls. However, in terms of sailing performance, seaworthiness they concede to «Catana» catamaran, which is more difficult to operate and less spacious. Luxury catamarans Fountain Pajot – are made for luxury sailing vacations, but on the other hand, thanks to its keel design, can develop a decent speed.

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