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New sailing yacht W.100′ by W-Class Yachts and Front Street Shipyard

February 14, 2013

At the moment in design for W-Class Yachts of Newport, Rhode Island, the new sailing yacht W.100′ concept is a beautiful modern classic sloop. The latest W.100 superyacht is a smaller sister to the recently developed luxury yacht W.123′. A larger W.135′ yacht is to follow.

Luxury yacht W.100' by W-Class Yachts to be constructed by Front Street Shipyard

Luxury yacht W.100' by W-Class Yachts to be constructed by Front Street Shipyard

These designs are in the spirit of the W.37′, W.46′ and W.76′ yacht models already sailing, of which multiple copies have been built, but in particular the sailing yacht W.76′, designed by Joel White.

Superyacht W.100' design - Sail Plan

Superyacht W.100' design - Sail Plan

The W.100′ yacht model has been designed to compete in classic yacht regattas such as the Eggemoggin Reach, Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Antigua Classic, the Bucket Series and for occasional cruising. She is the minimum size yacht to qualify for these events. The interior and deck layouts have been optimized for crew efficiency, comfort and accommodations.

W.100' Yacht Concept - side view

W.100' Yacht Concept

The boats will be constructed of wood/epoxy at Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine and in conjunction with both Rockport Marine and Brooklin Boat Yard.

W.100' superyacht concept - Aft View

W.100' superyacht concept - Aft View

Technical Specifications of the new W.100′ superyacht concept:

LOA 100’-1”
LWL 80’-0”
Beam 22’-6”
Draft 13’-0”
Displ. 169,950 lbs
Ballast 55,000 lbs.
Hull speed 12.01 knots
Sail Area 4,950 sq ft.

Hoek designed Truly Classic 108 sailing yacht SIMBA shortlisted for World Superyacht Awards 2013

February 13, 2013

The acclaimed Dutch design studio, Hoek Design, is delighted to announce that its Truly Classic 108 sailing yacht Simba has been named as a finalist for the World Superyacht Awards 2013. The 32-metre Simba yacht is a beautiful sloop, launched by the Turkish builder, Proteksan Turquoise, last year.

Luxury sailing yacht Simba by Proteksan Turquoise and Hoek Design

Luxury sailing yacht Simba by Proteksan Turquoise and Hoek Design

Hoek designed superyacht Simba can accommodate up to 8 guests in maximum comfort and style, providing them with 4 lovely cabins. There is a master cabin as well as three guest cabins, along with separate crew quarters with a galley.

Hoek designed yacht Simba - Interior

Hoek designed yacht Simba - Interior

Proteksan Turquoise luxury yacht Simba is driven by twin Caterpillar C12 diesels, giving her a comfortable cruising speed of 10 knots.

Below is a selection of the superb charter yachts with design by Hoek.

Three luxury yachts with design by Redman Whiteley Dixon among finalists for World Superyacht Awards 2013

February 13, 2013

Redman Whiteley Dixon is delighted to announce that three of its luxury vessels have been named as finalists for the 2013 World Superyacht Awards: the newly refitted 74-metre motor yacht ILONA, the 100-foot sailing yacht Q5 QUINTESSENTIAL, as well as the 78-metre superyacht HAMIPSHIRE II.

74 m mega yacht ILONA by Amels and Redman Whiteley Dixon after refit - Photo credit Amels Flying Focus

74 m mega yacht ILONA by Amels and Redman Whiteley Dixon after refit - Photo credit: Amels Flying Focus

ILONA
Luxury motor yacht Ilona was originally launched by the prestigious Dutch builder Amels in 2004. She came back home for an eight-month refit that was successfully completed in May 2012. Ilona had undergone an extensive reworking of her interior as well as superstructure to accommodate the helipad.

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments and Redman Whiteley Dixon

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments and Redman Whiteley Dixon

Q5 QUINTESSENTIAL
Launched by the well known NZ shipyard Yachting Developments last year, the 30-metre superyacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD66) is a superb catamaran that boasts naval architecture and exterior by Warwick Yacht Design. Her beautiful interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon provide luxurious accommodation in a spacious owner’s cabin on the main deck, as well as two double cabins, one twin cabin and a children’s den, all situated on the lower deck.

Feadship's custom made motor yacht Hampshire II

Feadship's custom made motor yacht Hampshire II

HAMPSHIRE II
An ideal vessel for those with a great love for action and sport, the 78 m Hampshire II superyacht was delivered by the respected Dutch shipyard Feadship in 2012. She bears both the contemporary overall design as well as classic interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. There is accommodation for up to 14 guests in 6 lovely staterooms.

The eighth annual World Superyacht Awards will take place on 4th May 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

Video of the CERRI 102 FlyingSport Yacht on display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show

February 13, 2013

Rodriguez Group welcomes all heading to the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show today, to visit them at the ‘Space 1006 – Ramp 28′ in front of the Fontainebleau Hotel. Discover the Cerri 102 yacht shown in the video below together with the motor yacht Cerri 86′.

Currently for sale, the beautiful Cerri 102#2 yacht has been nominated as a finalist in the 2013 World Superyacht Awards and offers luxurious accommodation in 4 lovely cabins, including a master cabin, a VIP cabin, a double guest cabin, as well as twin cabin. Her spacious main deck features a large salon, providing a conversation area with sofas, a hiding TV set as well as a centrally located dining table for 10 guests.

Top 10 Yachts for GREECE Yacht Charter in the Mediterranean

February 12, 2013

Greece is considered as one of Eastern Mediterranean‘s top yacht charter destinations and one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Mediterranean. With the 2013 European summer charter season approaching, this is the perfect time to start thinking about your next holiday aboard a luxury charter yacht. If you long for lovely warm summer days, ancient history, humbling architecture and beautiful little waterfront villages than Greece is the ideal place to visit with The Ionian Islands, The Aegean & Sporades, The Cyclades and The Dodecanese as the main areas to charter your yacht. This time of the year there are still many options available, meaning you can really choose the best vessel to suit your needs. We have selected 10 fabulous yachts to get you started, but feel free to contact us anytime for the full list and additional information.

Mykonos - Image credit to Visit Greece - the Greek National Tourism Board

Mykonos - Image credit to visitgreece.com - the Greek National Tourism Board

LUXURY SUPERYACHT AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN GREECE

83m Motor Yacht O’MEGA

As her name would suggest, O’MEGA is an outstanding charter yacht able to accommodate and entertain a large group of charterers, be it a private holiday cruise or a special corporate event. There are 15 well appointed cabins  providing comfortable and luxurious accommodation to 30 guests in total. Her spacious conference room is accessible from the main salon and offers privacy when required. To relax, you and your guests will surely enjoy spending time in the massage parlour, gymnasium/yoga studio or the indoor or outdoor Spa Pool.

OMega Main

OMega Main

Aboard charter yacht O’Mega you can experience life as a king in your personal floating palace surrounded by gracious and elegant mahogany interior, beautiful built in furniture, custom-made linens and carpets and fabrics. To entertain and be entertained there is a dedicated piano bar in the upper saloon with oversized sofas. The dining room, found adjacent to the main saloon, seats 32 guests and offers an ideal opportunity for you to arrange a seated dinner party in an elegant environment. For more details about O’Mega Yacht …

OMega Sun deck

OMega Sun deck

55m Classic Sailing Yacht ELENA

For a more traditional charter, we have chosen the beautiful Herreshoff classic schooner ELENA, a conscientious replica of the original 1928 vessel of the same name. This spectacular boat combines performance, elegance and beauty, offering accommodation to 10 guests in 5 cabins. All guest cabins are exquisitely finished with mahogany paneling, while all interior ornamental details follow the original Herreshoff designs. The en-suite bathrooms have separate showers and toilets, and are finished with elegant period fittings.

ELENA in action

ELENA in action

With her expansive decks, luxurious interior and state-of-the-art facilities, this sailing yacht will leave you with a thrilling experience and an unforgettable holiday. She is absolutely one of the most remarkable charter yachts available today. More about ELENA yacht here…

ELENA Salons

ELENA Salons

49.90 m MARIU superyacht

This unique charter yacht offers clean, minimalist yet luxurious interior and exterior spaces with the ability to accommodate up to 12 guests. Mariu yacht is also one of the best vessels available for charter in her class, serviced by a friendly and professional crew.

Motor Yacht MARIU

Motor Yacht MARIU

Guests will find comfort in a fantastic main owner suite located on the main deck, with a ‘his and her’ en-suite bathroom each, shower and a central Spa Pool. Furthermore, there is another double cabin on the main deck, two queens convertible to twins, both with a spa pool. In addition, there are two twin cabins with en-suite showers each. Charter yacht Mariu …

Interior of the lovely motor yacht MARIU

Interior of the lovely motor yacht MARIU

52.7m Charter Yacht O’NEIRO

Available for Eastern Mediterranean charters in Greece and Turkey, O’Neiro yacht is a Golden Yachts built vessel, able to accommodate up to 14 guests in absolute luxury. This yacht offers spacious tastefully decorated interior as well as exterior areas. All of her staterooms are fitted with Plasma Monitors and Home Theatre systems. There is also a great selection of water-toys for charter guests to enjoy.

ONEIRO - Profile

ONEIRO - Profile

Her extravagant salon instantly captivates you with her firm oak and maple floors and elegant rug, coupled with the unique furniture surrounded by zebrano wood and wonderful large windows. O’Neiro’s dining area accommodates up to twelve charter guests who will most certainly enjoy the delicious gourmet dishes prepared by her talented Chef and elite crew. Read more about O’Neiro yacht …

ONEIRO - Spa Pool Evening

ONEIRO - Spa Pool Evening

50 m Sailing Yacht BARACUDA

Constructed by Perini Navi with naval architecture by Ron Holland, Baracuda yacht is a wonderful choice for keen sailors, featuring many innovations. These include a canting keel that changes from a 4m draft with her keel up to a 9.7 m draft with her keel down. Her transom door can be conveniently opened, becoming a large platform for both tender launching and swim access. The hydraulically operated swimming platform can be submerge 8 inches below the water’s surface and is accessible via a staircase on the aft deck.

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Baracuda

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Baracuda

Ten guests will find elegant and minimalist accommodation in five cabins on the lower deck, comprising a full-beam owner’s suite, two VIP cabins and two twin cabins. All of the cabins are equipped with en-suite bathrooms. To summ-up the overall style of the yacht, her project philosophy is an extreme simplicity with clear lines, concepts of light, space and proportion. More about Baracuda yacht ….

Interior of the Perini Navi charter yacht Baracuda

Interior of the Perini Navi charter yacht Baracuda

45m Motor Yacht Ouranos

Delivered in 2012 by Tecnomar, charter yacht OURANOS is a fast and spacious tri-deck planning yacht, offering accommodation to up to 14 charter guests in 6 cabins. Her interior offers superior comfort with modern decor, providing a perfect setting for a memorable and relaxing charter experience. Conveniently, there are three dining areas to enjoy the wonderful dishes prepared by her Chef and served by the experience crew. There is also a possibility to enjoy a private massage therapy, which is also available on board.

OURANOS - Profile

OURANOS - Profile

The Nadara 45 yacht Ouranos is an elegant yacht that boasts high performance, comfort, stability and state-of-the-art technology, as well as an extensive selection of toys onboard, including a 3 seat wave runner and sea-bobs. More about OURANOS yacht …

OURANOS - Salon

OURANOS - Salon

40m Superyacht O’Pati

Launched in 2011, O’Pati is an excellent modern superyacht, bound to turn heads in any Mediterranean port. She is a perfect solution for those wanting a fast, sporty and reliable vessel, able to take them from port to port in no time. With her tripple MTU 16V 2000 M91 engines, she is able to reach an impressive top speed of 31 knots.

Yacht OPATI -  Foredeck Dining at Night

Yacht OPATI - Foredeck Dining at Night

Ten to twelve guests are provided with accommodation in a five stateroom layout, including one owner cabin, one VIP cabin, a double cabin and two twin cabins, both featuring pullman berth each. All cabins can be found on the lower deck and boast en-suite facilities. Find out more about O’Pati yacht…

Yacht OPATI -  Flybridge

Yacht OPATI - Flybridge

40m MELINA C motoryacht

Boasting the attractive sleek lines of a 38 DP Maiora, motor yacht Melina C is a fabulous Greek charter yacht with modern and stylish interior. She also offers accommodation to 12 charter guests in one master cabin, two double cabins and two twin cabins (both with Pullman berths). There is also an additional playroom that can be converted into a double cabin if needed.

Charter Yacht MELINA C

Charter Yacht MELINA C

Fabulous outdoor entertainment areas include the aft deck and sundeck, both featuring beautiful dining areas for al fresco meals. The sundeck has a bar along with a comfortable couch for lounging. The yacht also boasts a generous swim platform and a selection of the latest toys ensuring excitement to lovers of water sports. More about charter yacht MELINA C …

Melina C superyacht

Melina C superyacht

36,88m Charter Yacht DRAGON

Another fast and sporty vessel is the Couach Yachts built motor yacht DRAGON, with accommodation to 10 charter guests in 5 lovely cabins and one convertible office. With a top speed of around 30 knots, this stylish vessel will take you around the spectacular Greek Islands in no time at all. She has a modern open-plan main saloon and a dining area, with plenty of natural light penetrating through her windows.

DRAGON Profile

DRAGON Profile

Her exterior areas are also very spacious with possibilities for al-fresco dining both on the aft deck as well as on the fly bridge. The fly bridge also tends to be the favourite area to relax during the day or night and enjoy a cocktail from the bar while lounging on the sun beds or relaxing in the Spa Pool. She also features a generous swim platform to the aft. More about Dragon yacht …

DRAGON Aft Dining

DRAGON Aft Dining

35,5 m Motor Yacht HELIOS

HELIOS is a spacious and luxurious Falcon 115 superyacht launched in 2010. Twelve guests will find comfortable accommodation aboard this excellent charter yacht in five cabins, including 3 doubles and two twin cabins (both with Pullman berths).

Falcon 115 Yacht Helios - Main

Falcon 115 Yacht Helios - Main

The vessel displays all the careful craftsmanship of Falcon Yachts as well as the love for fine finishing and detail refined over the years. Her main saloon was created as a large ‘open-space’ area and divided into living and dining spaces, connected to a well equipped galley on the main deck. All of the cabins can be described as prestigious and extremely comfortable. Privacy of her charter guests is guaranteed thanks to the separate crew area with a dinette on the fore lower deck. Find out more about HELIOS yacht here …

Falcon 115 Yacht Helios - Double Cabin

Falcon 115 Yacht Helios - Double Cabin

CRUISING GREEK ISLANDS ABOARD A LUXURY CHARTER YACHT

Chartering a yacht you are given the freedom of movement coupled with the luxury of a five-star hotel. Undoubtedly, there is no better way to discover the world than sailing its waters and soaking up its wonders from that unique, unparalleled  point of view… and Greece is no exception.

Kos in Greece

Experience the endless Greek coastlines and its aquamarine waters, the distinctive white houses of the Cycladic Islands, fresh olive oil, feta or the traditional ouzo. You will be greeted by passionate locals, the melancholic throb of rembetika and the numerous ancient sites.

Greece - Image credit to Greek National Tourism Board - Visit Greece

Greece - Image credit to Greek National Tourism Board - Visit Greece

Yacht charter in Greece covers a very large territory, with four main areas to explore: The Ionian Islands, the Aegean & Sporades, The Cyclades and The Dodecanese. Whatever your destination you are sure to find white-sand beaches and palm-fringed beaches with endless amount of activities. No surprise that so many myths of gods and giants have originated in this large and diverse landscape.

Greece

Greece

As with any other yachting destination, there is a large selection of lovely sailing yachts, motor yachts, luxury mega yachts, catamarans or even traditional gullets available for rent. In addition, there is a possibility to include Turkey or Croatia in your Eastern Mediterranean itinerary. There are truly endless possibilities and we will make sure your holiday is personalised to suite your needs. For professional and free no obligation advise and information, please contact our charter brokers here.

400 miles ahead with 1000 miles to go for Francis Joyon’s maxi trimaran yacht IDEC

February 12, 2013

The first of the three difficulties facing the maxi trimaran yacht IDEC were dealt with perfectly by Francis Joyon: after the front with 35 knots of wind, there remains only the heavy swell from the North West, which is punishing the boat. But sailing yacht IDEC is still proceeding quickly: at lunchtime on Tuesday, they were 400 miles ahead of the record time they set in 2008, with approximately a thousand miles to go before the finish in San Salvador.

Francis Joyon aboard his maxi trimaran yacht IDEC © JM Liot/DPPI/IDEC

Francis Joyon aboard his maxi trimaran yacht IDEC © JM Liot/DPPI/IDEC

Francis Joyon continues to speed across the Atlantic, once again covering more than 530 miles a day. “I had to deal with the front that was forecast yesterday: a dark layer of cloud under which the wind reached 35 knots. I reduced the sail to three reefs at one point, but the boat coped well and I’m pleased to have got a bit ahead (some 400 miles in fact…), as we face two more difficulties ahead: getting in the right position to deal with the high-pressure area, which is above me and the risk of encountering calm conditions before the finish at the end of the voyage,” summed up the skipper of IDEC yacht. And as ever, he remained totally calm while saying that.

Finishing on Friday?
So, all is going well for Joyon, who will early this afternoon complete the sixth day of this attempt to improve on the Columbus Route record, having covered more than 2850 miles since the start in Cadiz. Francis can rightly hope to improve on his 2008 time by a few hours, or maybe even more. He remains cautious however, “as I know that the calm conditions at the end may stretch out a long way and seriously slow us down. But let’s just say that the optimistic scenario, which we need to be cautious about, would see me finishing in just under 9 days.”

That would mean that maxi trimaran yacht IDEC may well cross the line in the Bahamas on Friday. But a word of caution: in 2008, only 200 miles were sailed during each of the final two days of racing, because of these infamous calms at the finish. “It’s a classic scenario around the Bahamas. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t last too long, as that would be a bit of a problem.”

Francis Joyon fully expects to slow down between now and the finish. We can understand why he is very pleased to have built up a lead, even if it is only comfortable on paper. Whether we are talking about one or more hulls, in a fleet race or during a record attempt, everyone is aware that until the finishing line is crossed, you should not count your chickens. For the moment, “the boat is under a lot of stress sailing downwind, but in a heavy North-Westerly swell. I feel a bit sorry for her, but as far as the sailor is concerned, all is going well.”

Sailing yacht IDEC has adapted to the wind shift to the North-East behind the front. As for life on board, “I have managed to find a satisfactory sleep pattern.” Is Joyon still just as happy to be out there on the water? The pilot of IDEC has his own way of answering that: “Yes, indeed. Everyone imagines that life for the solo sailor is Spartan and horrible, but there are some fantastic moments too: when the boat hones along nicely, there is beautiful light on the water, and some magnificent colours, as I’m currently experiencing… To keep it short, we could say that as far as comfort on board is concerned, it is not really that, but from an aesthetic point of view, there is the sheer pleasure of seeing the beauty of the elements that surround us.” A typical Joyon style analysis of the matter.

Vitters luxury yacht LADY B to compete again in St. Barths Bucket 2013

February 12, 2013

Plans for the popular St Barths Bucket in March are moving ahead at full speed. A total number of 38 entries have already confirmed their participation in the 2013 edition. Contestants comprise the 45 m Vitters sailing yacht Lady B. Designed by award-winning Dubois Naval Architects, luxury yacht Lady B dominated ‘Les Mademoiselles’ class last year.

St. Barths Bucket Superyacht Regatta

St. Barths Bucket Superyacht Regatta

Superyacht Lady B won all three race days and took the second place overall in the last year’s race.

Dubois designed 45 m Yacht Lady B by Vitters competing in St Barths Bucket 2012

Dubois designed 45 m Yacht Lady B by Vitters competing in St Barths Bucket 2012 @ St Barths ’12 by Tim Wright

Luxury sailing yacht Lady B

Luxury sailing yacht Lady B @ St Barths ’12 by Tim Wright

45 m superyacht Lady B by Vitters

45 m superyacht Lady B by Vitters @ St Barths ’12 by Tim Wright

Vitters Shipyard is proud to sponsor this famous regatta and is looking forward to a fun and spectacular saling event!

Southern Wind Yacht ALMAGORES II among finalists for World Superyacht Award 2013

February 12, 2013

The respected South African shipyard, Southern Wind, is proud to announce that its SW 102 sailing yacht Almagores II has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2013 in the ‘Sailing Yacht  30m to 40m’ size range category. With naval architecture by renowned Farr Yacht Design, the beautiful 31-metre Almagores II yacht’s exterior as well as interior designs are by well known Nauta Yachts.

Luxury sailing yacht Almagores II by Southern Wind

Luxury sailing yacht Almagores II by Southern Wind

The eighth annual World Superyacht Awards will take place on 4 May, 2013 in the magical city of Istanbul, Turkey at the luxurious Çýraðan Palace Kempinski.

31 m Almagores II superyacht - Exterior

31 m Almagores II superyacht - Exterior

Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner and dance, the Awards – dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht world – will be attended by an elite guest list of superyacht owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the superyacht industry.

SW 102 Yacht Almagores II - Deck Saloon

SW 102 Yacht Almagores II - Deck Saloon

Southern Wind crosses fingers and congratulates to all the finalists! Being finalist of such an important Award is an excellent achievement, already.

Below is a selection of the superb charter yachts built by Southern Wind.

Exclusive reception for ClubSwan members in London

February 12, 2013

February 6 saw Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor’s Swan, along with ClubSwan partners Gazprom as well as the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg (SPBYC), Russia host an exclusive reception for ClubSwan members in London.

Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor’s Swan (right) and Captain Richard Woodman, Elder Brother of Trinity House (left) at ClubSwan Reception© onEdition/Nautor’s Swan 2013

Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor’s Swan (right) and Captain Richard Woodman, Elder Brother of Trinity House (left) at ClubSwan Reception© onEdition/Nautor’s Swan 2013

Held at the iconic British maritime venue of Trinity House, close to 200 guests were introduced to 200 years of nautical history. The VIP event was an opportunity for Mr Ferragamo to celebrate the successes of winning yachts during high profile regattas. Awarded bespoke Asprey designed trophies the following worldwide owners were congratulated by the elegant audience:

- Swan Maxi Class Trophy – Vladimir Liubomirov, Swan 60 yacht Bronenosec
- Swan Mediterranean Challenge Trophy – Mr Torres, Swan 80 superyacht Plis Play
- Swan Transatlantic Challenge Trophy – Gideon Messink, Swan 45 sailing yacht Satori
- Swan 45 Mediterranean Circuit Award – Hendrik Brandis / Christian Nagel, Swan 45 luxury yacht Earlybird
- Swan Mediterranean Circuit Award – Hendrik Brandis / Christian Nagel, Swan 45, Earlybird

David Aisher, Rear Commodore Yachting at the Royal Yacht Squadron welcomed the involvement of Gazprom as title sponsor to the regatta which will also include the Swan 45 World Championships and the inaugural Gazprom Swan 60 World Championships.

Hendrik Brandis, co-owner of Swan 45 Earlybird (GER) and guests at ClubSwan Reception© onEdition/Nautor’s Swan 2013

Hendrik Brandis, co-owner of Swan 45 Earlybird (GER) and guests at ClubSwan Reception© onEdition/Nautor’s Swan 2013

Vladimir Liubomirov, Commodore of the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg, Russia addressed the ClubSwan members and shared his vision for the partnership with Gazprom and Nautor’s Swan, “We embarked upon an incredibly ambitious project and 2012 was a wonderful year in which we saw the launch of the partnership along with the build of five new Swan 60s that form the core of the Gazprom Swan 60. Looking now to the future, 2013 is set up to surpass last year with the first World Championship for the Class and we already have a full calendar of racing for 2014 and 2015.”

The reception gave both cruising and racing sailors the opportunity to showcase their work from the past year and to introduce the Swan family to plans for the year ahead.

Luxury catamaran yacht HEMISPHERE by Pendennis nominated for IY&A Awards 2013

February 12, 2013

Launched by the prestigious UK builder Pendennis in 2011, the voluminous 44-metre catamaran yacht Hemisphere (Project Gemini) has been named as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & International Awards 2013. Featuring naval architecture as well as exterior design by bespoke multihull architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), luxury yacht Hemisphere boasts beautiful interior design by Michael Leach. She represents one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world.

Luxury catamaran yacht Hemisphere (Project Gemini) by Pendennis

Luxury catamaran yacht Hemisphere (Project Gemini) by Pendennis

Pendennis superyacht Hemisphere can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 luxurious and comfortable cabins, including four double cabins and one twin cabin. Service aboard is provided by a professional crew of 8, sleeping in one captain’s cabin and 3 crew cabins.

Sailing yacht Hemisphere - Exterior

Sailing yacht Hemisphere - Exterior

All-aluminium 44 m sailing yacht Hemisphere (Project Gemini) is powered by twin 490hp Caterpillar diesel engines, giving her a top speed of 13 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 11 knots.

44 m Hemisphere superyacht - Interior

44 m Hemisphere superyacht - Interior

Below is a choice of exquisite charter yachts built by Pendennis.