Duke of York was built and launched in the Maldives in 2010, this yacht is the ideal solution for a fantastic sea adventure at the Maldives.
Duke of York is 36-metre long and 11-metre wide liveaboard which 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, this yacht now able to offer REBREATHER.
The large air-conditioned indoor saloon 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.
The very spacious outdoor dining area 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.
The communal open-air spaces are on upper decks and offer large areas furnished with sun loungers, cushions and sun mats, both in the shade and in the sun. This 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.
The spa is located on the upper deck, it is equipped with every comfort to ensure our guests a total relax. A masseur is always on board who is joined by an Italian doctor for special cruises dedicated to Ayurvedic medicine. This ancient therapy, dating back over 6,000 years, will purify you from the toxins which are obstructing your energy channels, while natural oil- and herb-based massage will relax both your mind and your body.
Duke of York comprises at least 9/10 members plus 2 coaches, all either European or Italian mother tongue, and 1 or 2 Maldivian diving guides.
Duke of York has 10 large cabins, offers different cabin types, can cater for a maximum of 21 guests.
All cabins are Air-conditioned and equipped ensuite bathroom/shower.
1 Suite Cabin
Equipped with twin beds and wide glass window overlooking the aft part of the upper deck.
1 Double Cabin
Equipped with convertible twin beds
4 Twin bed Cabins
Equipped with 2 single beds (No bunk beds).
2 Triple Cabins
Equipped with 1 double bed and 1 single bed.
2 Double Cabin
Equipped with convertible twin beds plus a single sofa bed.
3 dives per day, depending on the actual conditions and program.
No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.