LUXURY YACHT MALDIVES is a market leader company who finds its core business in managing cruise yachts based in Maldives.
LUXURY YACHT MALDIVES teams up with several Italian and foreign tour operators, and is actively present at national and international Trade and Dive Shows. This allows the company to be open and ready for new market needs with a customer oriented approach. Luxury Yacht Maldives is based in Maldives where it manages yachts such as the Duke of York, Conte Max and Dhoni Barabaru, finding its business partners, for Italy, in Albatros Top Boat Tour Operator and several international Tour Operator all over the world. We firmly believe that our customer deserves the best quality, being that of structures and services above all. We built a comprehensive knowledge of the Maldives area during our 25 year-long experience on site, and stating that we know every single corner of the region is nothing but the true added value of our products.
Sophisticated and exclusive, the DUKE OF YORK was built and launched in the Maldives in 2010. Thanks to high design standards, combining the skills of local naval architects and engineers, and quality standards, this yacht is the ideal solution for a fantastic sea adventure at the Maldives that is also a holiday dedicated to wellbeing and relaxation in a comfortable environment.
The 36-metre long and 11-metre wide DUKE OF YORK boasts 4 levels with indoor parquet flooring and teak on the main deck and is accompanied by a comfortable dhoni used for diving, snorkelling and fishing activities and to land on strips of sand and deserted islands. As well as the more traditional diving techniques we are now able to offer the first diving cruises to the Maldives with REBREATHER !!!
Cabins 10 large cabins, namely: 1 suite with twin beds and wide glass window overlooking the aft part of the upper deck 1 double with convertible twin beds (on the second deck) 1 double with twin beds (on the second deck) 2 triples (one double bed and one single) 2 doubles with convertible twin beds plus single sofa bed 3 doubles with twin beds. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. All beds are low and there are no bunk beds.
Restaurant The very spacious outdoor dining area (situated in the aft part of the first deck) is furnished with table and chairs made of quality wood and can easily accommodate 21 guests. The area is wholly shaded and can be covered to allow outdoor dining even in the event of rain. The meals are served as buffets and the menus include dishes from the Italian and Maldivian cuisine, mainly prepared with fresh fish, although our chefs are always ready to satisfy any of our guests’ specific requirements.
Dinette The large air-conditioned indoor saloon of the Duke of York has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits and 2 comfortable sofas, which become a meeting and relaxing place for those wishing to listen to music, watch a film or read a book. And occasionally, for special evenings, thanks to its Dolby Surround TV-Stereo system the saloon becomes a disco!!!
Decks The communal open-air spaces are on three decks and offer large areas furnished with sun loungers, cushions and sun mats, both in the shade and in the sun. The decks allow guests to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored in the lagoons for the night.
Boutique The on-board boutique offers traditional Maldivian souvenirs, gadgets and T-shirts.
Internet Internet connection is available for a fee. In each cabin guests will find a Maldivian sim card they can use, should they not have one already. Guests can however be contacted thanks to the Yacht’s own mobile phone; when booking their cruise guests will be given the number for this phone and the email address configured on the boat’s computer.
Workshop and diving equipment A hiring service for diving equipment is available and should be requested when booking.
Diving Dhoni Traditional Maldivian boat accompanying the DUKE OF YORK, equipped with 3 Coltri MCH16 and MCH13 compressors and nitrox nuvair system CATALINA C100(13lt) 227bar aluminium cylinders DIN/INT fittings and twin regulator
Crew Comprises at least 9/10 members plus 2 coaches, all either European or Italian mother tongue, and 1 or 2 Maldivian diving guides. An Indian masseur is also available on board all year round.
At the Maldives it is possible to observe shoals of grey sharks or either you can see the manta rays which will circle undisturbed above your heads, cross through caves completely covered in coloured soft coral or find yourself next to a napoleon fish as big as yourself. Yes because we are in the worlds most famous sea for the beauty of underwater life and with regards to diving you really are spoilt for choice, but you have to be fully aware of the currents, tides and you have to be able to evaluate the period and the side of the atoll, two variables which can highly influence the quality of your dive.
The expert instructors of Albatros Top Boat have the knowledge and all the necessary equipment to guide you with experience through these deep-sea wonders.