World’s Largest Sailing Catamaran Hemisphere
Burgess Yachts, the yacht’s management company, recently announced that the 145-foot luxury sailing Catamaran Hemisphere has started sea trials in the United Kingdom in anticipation of delivery from Pendennis Shipyard. The owner officially takes delivery in late July, Hemisphere will become the largest sailing catamaran in the world, as well as the largest available for charter. TAYLOR’D YACHT CHARTERS can assist you with arranging a yacht charter on CATAMARAN HEMISPHERE.
The yacht was originally known as the Gemini Project and in 2008, was scheduled to be delivered from Derecktor Shipyards in the United States. In 2009 Pendennis won the contract to complete the build.
After she launches this summer, Catamaran HEMISPHERE will be used exclusively by the owner in the Mediterranean for the 2011 Summer Season. She will be moved to the Caribbean for her first season of charter this winter. HEMISPHERE will transit the Panama Canal for a 2012 summer season in the South Pacific.
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. A draft of only 3m (9.8ft) ensures ease of maneuverability and access to ports and lagoons inaccessible to monohulls of comparable size. Decks and rig are remarkably uncluttered as visible deck hardware has been minimized, and the 53m (174ft) high mast soars free of spreaders with all lines running internally. Tenders are also ingeniously stowed out of sight, and the port transom houses a full watersports and dive locker served by a large hydraulic swim platform. Watersports – 8.1m Scorpion tender with 315hp engine, 4m Nautica tender, full scuba diving facilities (PADI dive instructor on board), waterskis, wakeboard & tows, 1m high professional diving board, windsurfing gear, fishing gear, snorkel gear, Communications & entertainment Satcom & cellular communications facilities, VSAT, Fleet 77, Wi-Fi internet access Comprehensive audio-visual systems, satellite television, iPod/MP3 connections throughout yacht.
HEMISPHERE has 8 crew and will be able to accommodate up to 12 charter guests in luxury in 4 double and 1 twin cabin.
Interior Designer Michael Leach has created a relaxed elegance which is the epitome of contemporary chic. Michael Leach Design created a decor echoing some island influences, yet also high-end home influences. Despite 16 leather finishes plus 16 different granites, the five guest staterooms, saloon, and other spaces aren’t busy or overwhelming.
The naval-architecture team of Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) have ensured Catamaran HEMISPHERE’s decks are as free of gear as possible. HEMISPHERE has a spacious flybridge with jacuzzi, sunpads and shaded dining along with a vast indoor/outdoor living area on the main deck.
Yacht Charter Specifications: Type/Year: Sailing Yacht 2011 Beam: 16.6m (54.5ft), L.O.A.: 44.2m (145.0ft), Engines: 2 x 490hp Caterpillar, Cruise Speed: 13 knots