Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Launched in 2011 and built by Pendennis Shipyard , the 44m luxury yacht Hemisphere is one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world. Pendennis partnered with leading multihull naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) – designers of the 33rd America’s Cup winning multihull.

A Groundbreaking Vessel

Celebrated superyacht interior designers Michael Leach Design and the entire team behind the build have pooled their respective talents and expertise to accomplish the execution of this groundbreaking vessel. 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), Hemisphere ensures ease of manoeuvrability and the scope to cruise shallow draft destinations inaccessible to monohulls of comparable size. 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.

High Degree of Luxury

Destined for the luxury charter market in tropical climates, Hemisphere boasts a spacious flybridge with jacuzzi, sunpads and shaded dining along with a vast indoor/outdoor living area on the main deck. The extraordinary beam provides vast deck spaces offering every conceivable comfort, from alfresco dining to sunset bars, and from a spa pool with a view to direct access to the water.

Michael Leach Design’s relaxed, elegant interior is the epitome of contemporary chic and the yacht’s exceptional volume offers a high degree of luxury without a trace of glitz. Dark wood floors are offset by a soothing neutral colour palette with innumerable customised touches such as seventeen different types of granite and sixteen leather finishes, creating an ‘island living meets deluxe Pacific Rim ambience’.

Bathed in light, warm in tone and completely unconventional, Hemisphere’s interior and exterior spaces are typical of the yacht’s general attitude: flowing and relaxed, social and informal. The award-winning interior combines 18 types of leather and 15 different types of stone in a style attuned to Polynesian six-star luxury. From the vast saloon with its distinctive zones, to the cinema room and the highly individual guest suites, her sumptuous beach chic feel creates the ultimate retreat.

Accommodation for 12 guests is arranged in 5 comfortable ensuite cabins and the yacht will operate with a professional crew of 10. The inviting and contemporary guest cabins include two VIP suites on the main deck, each with access to the forward terrace. Perfect as individual suites, they can also be combined to create one immense master cabin.

Sensational views greet guests at every turn, not just from the exterior decks and the spectacular spa pool on the flying bridge, but also from the split-level saloon – 100 square metres of outstanding design that has a raised seating area offering a panorama of the ocean.

The luxury Sail Yacht Hemisphere is available for charter with Burgess, one of the superyacht industry leader.

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