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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.

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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

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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

“Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs”

Dear Grigory, Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs and the skipper, Slavin, was really friendly. The only downside was that the boat was late getting ready - 6:30pm - but we were still able to make it out of port that night so in …

Trisha Lawrence

USA

01.08.2017

YACHT CHARTERS

“Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything”

Dear Grigory, I have been wanting to write you since I got back. Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything. Everything turned out as planned and we had an unforgettable trip! There were some unexpected surprises along the way…. but tha…

Alberto Goosen

Swiss

01.10.2017

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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

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Greece

“Everything was perfect!”

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

Ven Dobrinov

Bulgaria

01.07.2018

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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