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Sailing yacht charters

12 Knots offers great variety of sailing yachts rentals in diverse locations, stretching from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. Sailing yachts charter in recent years has become increasingly popular – different bay and new view every day. On our website you will find sailing yachts for charter that will meet your expectations the best. Our sailing yachts ranging from inexpensive two cabin yachts up to modern and comfortable sail yachts over 50 feet.

Free cancellation of reservation without obligations! You may reserve any boat and it will be on hold for you for 4 days free of charge




“Thank you for all your help in arranging our first charter experience”

Hi Julia, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in arranging our first charter experience. The boat was incredible and the skipper was amazing! Two thumbs up for Dream Yacht Charter. Pacome was very helpful and everything went according to…

Ron Skinner





“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





“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




“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





“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





“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

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

Matthew Gunnison





“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


Most popular sailing destinations

Most popular sailing destinations

Discover 38 countries with more than 390 stunning destinations for your sailing vacation!

Sailing yacht charter in recent years has become so popular that in some regions may easily compete with hotels. That's because charter fleet has become more affordable and very diverse, so that it is always possible to find appropriate yacht for rent. To choose the right boat for your specific needs, it is very important to understand what types of sailing yachts are currently presented on the charter market.

Cruising yachts are the most popular. These comfortable boats are designed for a comfortable sailing in coastal waters and open sea. Cruising yachts have from one to five cabins, saloon with galley and one or more heads (WC) with showers.

All sailing yachts can be divided into cruising, racing and racing-cruising. These yachts vary in purpose and its technical characteristics. Cruising yachts focus mainly on a family vacation when one person can easily operate the boat. These boats are spacious and comfortable. To operate a racing yacht you will need a qualified team. On this type of yachts speed is the most important, not comfort. But modern racing-cruising yachts combine comfort with high-speed characteristics.

Most popular sailing yachts for charter

Most popular sailing yachts for charter

The most affordable and most popular brands in charter fleet are the following boats: Bavaria Cruiser, Beneteau Oceanis, Delphia, Hanse, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, Dehler, Moody. There are also number of expensive cruisers, which can be rented only with professional crew – Amel, Oyster, Contest, Shipman, Swan.

Performance yachts for rent

Among racing yachts for rent you may find the following models: Elan Performance, Bavaria Match, Jeanneau Sun Fast, Beneteau First, Salona, Xp or Azuree and Archambault. Other models that have good racing characteristics and can be used for cruises are: Hanse 505, Beneteau Sense 55, Grand Soleil 54, XC 55.

In addition, there are racing boats – day sailors. These are open boats without a cabin or with a small cabin. Among these boats you will find: J-boats, Open 800, SB20, Elan 210, Beneteau First 20.

While planning sailing vacation in the Mediterranean Sea and or in Northern Europe, pay attention to the differences in the architecture of the yacht for charter. Mediterranean yachts construction usually has a wide-open cockpit suitable for sunbathing and swimming. Best examples are: Hanse and Beneteau Sense. These yachts are perfect for calm weather dominated the Mediterranean. In the harsh latitudes it is better to rent a yacht built in the North of Europe. These models have more secure central located cockpit and comfortable salon.

Talking about sailing yacht types it is important to mention that there are monohull and multihull boats. And if monohull yacht charter can be found worldwide, catamarans or trimarans are mostly located in tropical seas and oceans. Multihull yachts are comfortable and safe and can be described like "floating home", but this type of boats are more difficult to moor in crowded marinas and have certain tips while sailing in strong wind or rough sea, so these boats are not recommended for beginners.

Choosing between chartering a sailing or motor yacht, it is important to note that modern sailing yachts provide same comfort as motor yachts, but safer, greener and cheaper to run. And if you're already tired of moving from point to point, and want to be alone with nature, enjoying the peace and tranquility, for sure you have to stay on sailing yacht.

Charter period usually equals to 7 days (a week), with check-in on Saturday after 16 pm and checkout on Saturday until 9:00 AM. When renting a sailing yacht for a longer period - two weeks or more, you can always count on additional discounts.

Sailing yacht today is a combination of innovative technology and comfort along with aesthetics and spirit of travel, the one that motivated sailors from the past to travel overseas. Classically refined and contemporarily equipped, monohulls set the standard for unforgettable performance and comfort at sea.

12 Knots is the professional charter broker for sailing yachts. Rely on the professionals, and we will help you to choose the right option for your sailing vacation!

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