Horizon II Yacht Charter
Horizon II is a 78-foot, purpose-built surf cruiser positioned in the Outer Atolls with Captain Waheed at the wheel. This yacht also has a chef, two deckhands and an English-speaking surf guide.
Horizon II can accommodate up to 12 guests in six air-conditioned cabins, each with en-suite bathroom and two-berths.
The salon/bar offers TV, video, CD player and DVD entertainment. From the top deck all guests enjoy the 360-degree view of the reef, the surf and the atolls that most visitors find endlessly mesmerizing.
Built in 2002, Horizon II is a modern cruising vessel that has been thoroughly refurbished and accommodates up to 12 guests in six comfortable and spacious double bed or twin bed cabins. All cabins have private toilets and hot/cold-water showers.
Onboard entertainment includes DVD players, PAL / NTSC video playback, television, stereo system and indoor board games.
Horizon II spends part of the year as a dive boat, so it’s equipped with a small surf dinghy and also a 10-meter dhoni support boat that will whisk surfers to the reef and watch over them, then take them back to the Horizon II.
Horizon II has all the necessary safety and communications equipment including Marine Radar, VHF, Radio Telephone, mobile phone (most areas) and GPS. Electricity configuration is 220v/50Hz EU standard and she is powered by a 280ps DOOSAN Daewoo engine.
Surf & Seasons
The breaks in the Southern/Outer atolls primarily Gaafu Dhaalu work on a wider range of swell and wind conditions than those of the Inner Atolls so an experienced Outer Atoll guide is essential.
There are about a dozen breaks in the region, including Beacons (R), Castaways (R), Five Islands (R), Love Charms (L), Tigers (L), Bluebowls (R) and Two Ways (L & R).
Our experienced surf guides will make sure you are in the right place at the right time.
The Surf Season runs from mid February to November, when Low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean generate consistent swells. The early part of the season has the most stable weather, with light, favorable winds. Swell consistency and size improves from February, with March through May having very clean conditions.
June to August have the most potential for big swells, although tropical storms can be more common in these months.
September and October are also very consistent months for swell, with winds less variable and tropical storms becoming less frequent. November is still quite consistent for small to medium size waves and the weather is usually perfect for a beach holiday.
As the Maldives straddle the equator the effects of the Monsoon Seasons are minimized. Rain and wind squalls pass through mainly June through August. Air temperatures are in the 80s and 90s while the water temperature is in the 80s year-around.
To sum it all up, the surf in the Maldives is best from late February through October, with the biggest months, June, July and August often getting rain from the wet winds of the southwest monsoon.
- Resort island visits for Spa or Dive facilities can be arranged
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- Meals on board
- 1.5 ltrs bottled water per day
- Tea & coffee
- Support dhoni
- All surf transfers
- Airport transfers
- Experienced surf guide
- Local taxes
- Inner-atoll flights from Male.
The Horizon 2 will be operating in the Outer Atolls. 10 passengers maximum except by special request for exclusive groups. Fly down on Maldivian Air Dash-8 aircraft (maximum board bag 8’6″ & 50lbs); have 10 nights cruising and surfing the zone of your choice; then fly back up to Male’ in time for Singapore Airlines; Malaysian Air and Emirates night flights out of Maldives.