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Maldives Boat (Dhoni) Transpotation 


Dhoni or Doni (pronounced Dōni) is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. It is handcrafted and its use within the multi-island nation has been very important. A dhoni resembles a dhow, a traditional Arab sailing vessel.

The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest known sea vessels in the Maldives. Many of these traditional sailing vessels were, of necessity, built using coconut palm timber. The sailing dhoni was used in earlier days by Maldivian fishermen. During the industrial revolution many fisherman changed to a mechanized dhoni.



Speed : 12 Kn to 20 Kn/hour

Capacity : 50 to 100 passangers 

Fule:  Diesel

Price: 1kn-MRF50


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