Maldives to have a 300 Yacht Marina

3 years ago on February 2, 2016

Hulhumalé Yacht Marina in Maldives to Service 300 Yachts

Director of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives, Mohamed Hameed recently reported on new developments in the Maldives, at the new Hulhumalé Yacht Marina, which is expected to offer assistance to 300 yachts.

Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives Branch is a member of Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) and was established by Mohamed Hameed with over 15 yrs of experience in the Marine industry. Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives offers a wide range of services all over the Maldives through our head office in Malé (Capital) and our two branch offices in the Northern Part of Haa Alifu Uligan (North Thiladhunmathi Atoll) and the Southern Part of Seenu Gan (Addu Atoll).

Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives tightly collaborates with the incoming superyachts and oversees the ongoing progress of this new marina.

Phase 2 of Hulhumalé development project has started with land reclamation for the Marina and Cruise Liner area, as recently reported by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC). As reported by Mohamed, this is fantastic news for visiting Superyachts and yachts as the Hulhumalé Yacht Marina plan is to service 300 yachts.

The Yacht Marina is a beautiful coastal island proposed to be developed in the western side of Hulhumalé Island and will cater to the needs of yachts and safaris.

In addition to water sports facilities, the marina will feature retail shops, F&B outlets, and a yacht club that includes exhibition space, dry berth facilities and boating dock. A modern fully equipped cruise terminal located right next to the marina with an automatic, covered boarding bridge to facilitate cruise lines visiting Maldives will be also created.

The HDC noted that all necessary materials have been collected for the land reclamation, and revetment work is scheduled to be completed within the next three months. While the Hulhumalé Yacht Marina is planned to offer assistance to 300 yachts and superyachts, the cruise liner will serve the biggest cruise liners in the world.

HDC also announced that the termination of this exciting project is expected to be on schedule. The Cooperation further stated that 240 hectares of land reclamation was completed by March 2015, and the remaining work should be finished within 8 months. While 240 hectares of land has been reclaimed under phase 2, 180 hectares of land were reclaimed in phase 1 of the Hulhumalé development project. The first phase of Hulhumalé development project was aimed to house 60,000 people in 1997.

The Tourism District

Located north of the mainland, the isolated tourism district is bridged to the mainland by two main roads. With the changing trends and market shifts observed in the travel and tourism industry, the developments on this island focuses on high rise developments that cater to the needs and wants of the modern tourist.

The main investment opportunities include 6 major hotels and 74 plots for luxury apartment complexes for tourists. The accompanying facilities and services to be provided in the Tourism district include, and are not limited to, specialized shopping outlets, fine dining and SPA and wellness centers. The district will have a capacity of 3,600 rooms catering to tourists.

Yacht Marina and Cruise Terminal

The Yacht Marina is a splendid coastal island proposed to be developed in the western side of Hulhumalé catering to the needs of yachts and safaris.

With more than 80% of all safaris operated in the Maldives anchored in the lagoon area to the West of Hulhumalé, the proposed Marina will be a vital facility for the Maldivian tourism industry. Apart from water sports facilities, the marina will have amenities such as retail shops, F&B outlets, a yacht club that includes exhibition space, dry berth facilities and boating dock.

There will also be a modern, fully equipped cruise terminal located right next to the marina with an automatic, covered boarding bridge to facilitate cruise lines visiting Maldives.

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