Superyacht Marina Project for Maldive Islands Moves Ahead

Yacht Carpe Diem off Gili Lankanfushi

The Maldive Republic, is an increasingly popular superyacht cruising destination but there few facilities set aside for yachts.

The country relies on tourism and boasts many high-end resorts. Each of those that occupy an island location will have their own fleet of yachts for moving passengers around the island chain.  Other operators use large craft for inter island cruises, dive parties and other water based activities.

To date there is no marina capable of handling a superyacht but all that may now change with news that the Sea Alliance Group (SAG) based in Gibraltar has announced a collaboration with its Maldives partner, Maldives Yacht Support (MYS) to develop a full service marina providing facilities for visiting yachtsmen and charter operators in the region.

The company who already manage Karpaz Gate Marina in Cyprus is currently talking with a Dutch dredging company and the Maldives government on a plan to develop a viable and sustainable marina project for the environmentally sensitive islands.

Roy Klajman, an SAG director, said, “We have developed a number of marina projects in the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean.  He warned, We are not expecting this to happen overnight and are looking for additional investors to join us in the project. With owners looking for new winter cruising waters, the beauty and tranquillity of the Maldives will be a strong attraction when we can provide the facilities they need.”

The Maldives currently has one small marina attached to a remote resort. The Sea Alliance Group project intends to bring marina services to the main atoll for best communications and accessibility. With the high season starting in November the Maldives is a credible alternative to the Caribbean for superyacht owners based in the Mediterranean looking for a year round season. .”