Sailing catamaran Hemisphere, the yachting world’s most eagerly awaited superyacht, has recently been launched by the Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth and is undergoing sea trials and final completion works before exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011 in September. With an overall length of 44.2m (145ft) and a gross tonnage of just under 500, S/Y Hemisphere boasts the title of being the world’s largest luxury sailing catamaran and is also available for luxury yacht charters.
Luxury superyacht builder Pendennis built the yacht Hemisphere that features naval architecture by the leading multihull architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) who designed the 33rd America’s Cup winning multihull. Celebrated superyacht interior designers Michael Leach Design completed the luxury catamaran Hemispheres’ interior. The result is an innovative design brimming with creatively practical features that blend speed and stability with both space and style to encompass the pure essence of innovation in the multihull market.
With a draft of just over 3m (9.8ft), the Hemisphere yacht boasts an ease of manoeuvrability and the scope to cruise shallow draft destinations inaccessible to monohulls of comparable size which is great news for luxury yacht charter guests being able to anchor close to secluded bays and beaches.
Hemisphere’s decks and rig are remarkably uncluttered as visible deck hardware has been minimised and the 58m (190ft) high mast soars free of spreaders with all lines run internally. Tenders are also stowed out of sight and the port transom houses a full watersports and dive locker served by a large hydraulic swim platform.
Destined for the luxury charter market in tropical climates, superyacht Hemisphere boasts a spacious flybridge with jacuzzi, sunpads and shaded dining along with a vast indoor/outdoor living area on the main deck. The relaxed and elegant interior by Michael Leach Designs is the epitome of contemporary chic and the yacht’s exceptional volume offers a high degree of luxury. The yachts dark wood floors are offset by a soothing neutral colour palette with countless customised touches such as seventeen different types of granite and sixteen leather finishes, creating an ‘island living meets deluxe Pacific Rim ambience’.
Sailing yacht Hemispheres is able to accommodate 12 charter guests in 5 comfortable, luxurious ensuite cabins and the yacht will operate with a professional crew of 8.
Megayacht Hemisphere’s inaugural season this summer will be enjoyed by her owners in the Mediterranean however she will be available for luxury yacht charters this winter in the Caribbean with charter rates starting at EUR 175,000 per week. Following this, she will transit the Panama Canal into the South Pacific for summer 2012. Conceptualised and built for cruising the tropics, the Hemisphere yacht is certain to set a new benchmark for luxury charters in some of the most exotic locations on the planet.
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