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By Chris | September 23 2007
Home to the Langkawi archipelago – 99 islands marooned in azure waters and banded by brilliant white beaches teaming with a wealth of marine life – Malaysia boasts a stunning array of things to do for the nautically minded Elite Traveler.
And with the rise in superyacht charter in the area there has never been an better time to take the helm of your own luxury yacht and explore some of the most stunningly beautiful and untouched islands on earth. The breathtaking island of Paulau Langkawi has emerged as the hub of the sailing and chartering world in Malaysia, in part due to the recent construction of state-of-the-art marinas around the bays, such as the impressive Telegar Harbor. Similarly, the Langkawi Regatta, which takes place every January, brings sailing enthusiasts in their hundreds and its notoriety is steadily growing. A myriad of high-end international chartering companies are active in the area, most notably Freedom Yacht Charter and Ocean Independence. The majority of the yachts available are renovated traditional Malaysian shipping vessels, lovingly and expertly restored and fully equipped with the same attention to detail and luxurious modernity one would expect from a high-end hotel. Every vessel is designed to give each and every guest the experience of a lifetime on board. The luxury charters have a highly trained, fully dedicated captain and crew on board, so you just sit back and relax.