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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

“The boat was in super condition”

The charter was excellent, everything perfect. The boat was in super condition (brand new), and very clean. The staff was helpful, and very kind. We enjoyed the trip very much and are looking forward to our next booking.

Gerzsenyi Andras

Croatia

31.08.2018

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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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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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BVI

“Everyone had a very nice time”

Thank you - it was a really nice experience. You were very helpful during our departure and arrival. The boat was amazing, well outfitted, and everyone had a very nice time. I'll be sure to send you some photos over the weekend. We also have some dro…

Jeff Ott

USA

25.01.2019

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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

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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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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

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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