BY APB Staff on 4 Dec 2018

Boasting stunning clear water and magnificent marine life, the Maldives is already a regular stop for many superyachts – and two new marinas will boost the facilities and services for cruising visitors.

One of the world’s most iconic holiday hotspots, the Maldives is fast emerging as a world favourite for cruising yachts, with large Amels and Benetti builds among the superyachts to visit in 2018.

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Located in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka and southern India, the Maldives archipelago features over 1,100 islands grouped into 26 atolls, with only a small number inhabited. Formed from coral layers, the islands are flat – with the highest point rarely more than 6ft above sea level – and protected from monsoon devastation by barrier reefs.

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