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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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Croatia

“We tried to make the most of it, but it was far from ideal”

Hey Grigory, thanks for asking. The boat was not in good condition. For example, there were no mooring, deck or motoring lights, so we feared a boat would hit us while we slept, and were not complying with the law while sailing at night. The anchor w…

Oscar Serra

Spain

01.09.2018

YACHT CHARTERS

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

YACHT CHARTERS

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

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Greece

“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…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom

01.07.2017

YACHT CHARTERS

Puerto Rico

“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…

Flori Grottoli

USA

01.04.2019

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

YACHT CHARTERS

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

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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