World’s Largest Catamaran debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show

Hemisphere made her debut at this years Monaco Yacht Show. The 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, is the pinnacle of the superyacht industry calendar. This years show has been and gone for another year and has confirmed what many had hoped – that there is genuine cause for optimism, in the form of sustainable growth and buyer demand.
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 was this past summer and was enjoyed by her owners in the Mediterranean however she will be available to Privé International members 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.

Luxury Catamaran HEMISPHERE – Sailing Yacht
Yacht Description
Luxury catamaran HEMISPHERE is the largest sailing catamaran in the world at 44m (145ft). Her huge size means she can afford every luxury as well as sail or motor at high speeds. Being a catamaran she is also very stable at sea.

Type/Year: Sailing Yacht/2011
Refit: n/a Beam: 16.6m (54.5ft)
L.O.A.: 44.2m (145.0ft) Crew: 8
Charter Guest: 12 Max Speed: TBC
Cabins: 5 Engines: 2 x 490hp Caterpillar
Cruise Speed: 13 knots More Yacht Info:
Builder/Designer: Vplp, Pendennis, Derecktor, Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP)
Charter Locations: Western Mediterranean, MEDITERRANEAN, CARIBBEAN

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