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Most affordable boats for rent in Palermo

List of boats sorted by the price per week. Starting with the most affordable boats from $1,306 per week (like Dufour 360 GL - 2019) going to more premium yachts available in Palermo from $15,484 per week.

Most popular Sailboat rentals in Palermo

Popular catamarans charters in Palermo

Palermo Yacht charter options

Palermo sailing itineraries

We've curated top-notch sailing itineraries in Palermo, perfect for week-long sailing vacations or longer. Our recommendations are tailored to average 3-5 hours of sailing per day, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the joys of your sailing vacation without any unnecessary stress.

Egadi islands - 7 day sailing itinerary

Egadi islands - 7 day sailing itinerary

Duration: 7 days
Distance: 151 nm
Set sail from Palermo and embark on a voyage to the enchanting Egadi Islands. Discover Favignana, Levanzo, and Marettimo, each offering crystal-clear waters, secluded coves, and rich history. This sailing itinerary promises an immersive experience in pristine natural beauty and captivating marine life.

Cost of boat rental in Palermo

The prices for yacht charters in Palermo are closely tied to the weather and sailing conditions throughout the year. They tend to be at their lowest in March, corresponding to the low season, and reach their peak in August when demand is high and sailing conditions are optimal.

Palermo Yacht Charters

Palermo is the place that makes you forget about everything, amazing you with its pure Italian fashion. One of the most prominent cities of Sicily that is impossible not to fall in love with. The city attracts thousands of sailors annually due to its welcoming atmosphere and outstanding sailing conditions. Being located on the largest island in the Mediterranean, Palermo represents a great place for exploration of the large expanses of water as well as unique architectural styles and ancient buildings.

 This is the reason why great sailing conditions are not the only reason to visit the magnificent city of Palermo. This is also an ideal spot to taste the authentic Sicilian cuisine with its diversity and dive into vivid local life. You may also explore ancient ruins and scenic towns, monumental cathedrals and theaters and dive into the unique beauty of other historical sights.

Sailing Conditions in Palermo

Thanks to the advantageous location, Palermo enjoys all the benefits of the warm Mediterranean climate all year round. The island of Sicily enjoys hot summers and mild winters with no abrupt temperature change. It means that you will not have to face sudden cool winds during sailing on your shining yacht.  Even in winter, the air temperature never drops below 12 ºC, which enables experienced sailors to improve their skills in colder and wetter spaces. Summer provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beach as well as to rent a good boat for enjoying hot 30 ºC air. The absence of frequent precipitation, calm winds, and pleasant temperature contribute to your overall positive yachting experience.

Best Times for Vacation in Palermo

Depending on your experience in managing the yacht and your preferences, you may choose spring, summer, or autumn to come to Palermo. Still, to make use of the whole range of pleasant options offered by 12 Knots, it is advisable to visit Palermo in summer. This extraordinary period is characterized by clear skies, steady winds, and warm water and air temperatures. Booking a boat for charter in July and August is a worthy investment into your unforgettable memories. If you are seeking peace and quiet, consider yachting in mid-spring or autumn. 12 Knots will offer you a good vessel even when the crowds are not so huge, but the weather is still delightful and lovely.

Sailing Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of sailing in Palermo can be called intermediate. The winds of 3-4 knots that blow along the coast during the sailing season are equally helpful for newcomers as well as for professionals. Perfect sunny weather and calm winds create no difficulty in handling the yacht even if you have never done it before. Having some doubts about your sailing skills, contact 12 Knots, and the company employees will provide you with valuable knowledge in its sailing school. Qualified captains will teach everyone how to tackle the open water without any fear and solve possible problems.

Boat Types for Charters

Having come to Palermo and noticed multiple white spots on the cobalt-blue surface, the desire of joining them will not leave you until the end of your vacation. To be on the safe side concerning the possibility to rent a high-quality boat, contact the team of 12 Knots in advance. Addressing our company beforehand enables us to pick up the perfect yacht to meet your desires and budget. We offer 23 shining boats available for charter in Palermo. Decide to book a sailing yacht or a boat at a reasonable price that will definitely pay off.

Other Information about Palermo Sailing

Visiting Palermo is always the right decision that you will never regret. Not to be disappointed by appearing surprised during the trip, here are some points to pay attention to:

  • The official currency is Euro.
  • The official language is Italian, but English is widely spoken in most tourist sites.
  • Passport requirements: You must make sure that your passport is valid during the whole period of your travel and at least six months after your planned visit. Check the visa and health insurance requirements.
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