Cheval Blanc Randheli acquires new Azimut 98 Leonardo yacht
Cheval Blanc Radheli, the exclusive resort in Noonu atoll owned by luxury fashion group Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, has added an Azimut 98 Leonardo yacht to their fleet. Azimut Yachts, an Italian yacht-manufacturing company based in Avigliana, is renowned for building some of the most opulent yachts in the world.
The 30-metre Azimut 98 Leonardo yacht has four cabins, which can accommodate up to 10 guests. It comes equipped with an open-deck Jacuzzi and four professional crew members on-board. The yacht’s luxurious exterior styling and concept is the brainchild of Stefano Righini whilst it’s elegant interior is designed by famous yacht interior designer Carlo Galeazzi. The yacht’s 2216 mHP twin engines give the vessel a cruising speed of 29 knots and a maximum speed of 32 knots.
The addition of a yacht to the resort will allow guests to take yachting and diving trips in neighbouring Lhaviyani and Baa atolls, both world-famous for the dive sites. The yacht puts Cheval Blanc Randheli within an hour’s boat ride of Lhaviyani atoll, where divers can expect to come into contact with a multitude of bannerfish, redtoothed triggerfish, barracuda and eagle rays. Also located close by is Shark Point, which is a popular spot to check out barracudas, grey reef sharks, leopard sharks and manta rays. In addition, the Unesco World Biosphere Reserve of Baa atoll is located just south west of the hotel. There, between June and November, guests can witness the manta ray feeding frenzies at the famous Hanifaru Bay.
The Azimut 98 Leonardo is also available for charter to couples on their honeymoon. This includes a two to three night cruise where they can explore the reefs while discovering secluded bays in the privacy and comfort of their own yacht. For those who would prefer just a few hours on the water, the option of two-hour sunset cruises around the Randheli’s neighbouring islands is also available. During the sunset cruise, guests will have the opportunity to see pods of spinner dolphins and turtles.
The Cheval Blanc Randheli is accessible via a 40-minute sea plane ride from the international airport. It is one of only two Cheval Blanc properties and has a reputation for extreme luxury.