Seychelles yachting update – ‘Sealegs’ makes an immediate impact


Sealegs on shore ...



... and Sealegs in water

The MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa recently introduced an innovation to the archipelago, allowing their guests to keep their feet dry and their shoes on when either returning from their yachts moored off the resort’s beach or else leaving for a day trip to sail around the island.

‘Sealegs’, a motorized skiff with three wheels, is based at the resort and guests can board on the shore before they are ‘driven’ into the water, the wheels then lifted and hey presto, there begins the sea journey proper. This correspondent had several exhilarating ‘rides’ with the skiff and while getting a lot of spray into the face nevertheless managed to keep the shoes dry as the boatman, in this case Frederick Vidal of the MAIA, promised.

The ‘Sealegs’ also allows for the loading of provisions and supplies for the yachts without the risk of dropping some boxes or valuable into the ocean waters. It is understood that after seeing the new contraption in action a number of other resorts already approached the MAIA for details of where ‘Sealegs’ can be purchased from, so visitors can look forward to seeing this level of comfort and ease spread soon to other parts of the inner and outer islands.

The same name, ‘Sealegs’, was incidentally also chosen for the MAIA sponsored catamaran in the recently concluded Seychelles Regatta and the results have already been posted here under a separate cover – just remains to say well done to the MAIA cat and even better success next year.

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