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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

YACHT CHARTERS

Thailand

“Great company that provides great…”

Great company that provides great customer service and find the best deals. I'm especially grateful to Grigory for helping us negotiate and reschedule our multi boat sailing trip that had to be postponed because of COVID-19. Great job and thank you!…

Igor N

USA

01.04.2020

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Maldives

“Thanks for arranging everything”

Hi Grigory, thanks for checking in! It was awesome! Boat great condition and the charter company very professional! Thanks for arranging everything. We are planning two trips next year, maybe you can help: 1. 2 week trip St. Vincent / Grenadines with…

Alberto Goosen

Swiss

02.10.2017

YACHT CHARTERS

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

YACHT CHARTERS

Greece

“Everything was perfect!”

Dear Grigory, Everything was perfect! Thank you :) Please see the attached photo.

Ven Dobrinov

Bulgaria

01.07.2018

YACHT CHARTERS

Tahiti

“We all enjoyed the vacation very much”

Hi Grigory, The boat was in great condition! and it really is a beautiful location. Thanks for all the organizing you’ve done to make the trip a success. Mark

Mark Etheridge

New Zeland

01.04.2018

YACHT CHARTERS

Sweden

“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

It was terrific, thanks. Sail Marine is a great outfit. Thanks for helping to coordinate! Best, Matt

Matthew Gunnison

USA

01.08.2018

YACHT CHARTERS

Turkey

“с погодой не очень повезло”

Все было отлично, с погодой не очень повезло, самые холодные майские праздники на моей памяти. По яхте все ок, понятно что она не новая, но претензий нет, все работало

Воробьев Илья

Россия

16.05.2019

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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