Today at the Monaco Yacht Show we had the chance to set foot on Hemisphere, the Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) designed and Pendennis built 44 metre sailing catamaran. Already very impressive because of her size, we were even more so blown away by interior designer Michael Leach's elegant, spacious interior.
A draft of only 3m (9.8ft) ensures ease of manoeuvrability and access to ports and lagoons inaccessible to monohulls of comparable size. Decks and rig are remarkably uncluttered as visible deck hardware has been minimised. The 53m (174ft) high mast soars free of spreaders with all lines run 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.
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. Exceptional interior volume offers a high degree of luxury without a trace of glitz. Designer Michael Leach has created a relaxed elegance which is the epitome of contemporary chic, inside a catamaran which is more spacious than you would expect. Accommodation for 12 guests is arranged in 5 comfortable ensuite cabins. Hemisphere will operate with a professional crew of 8.
Burgess has been appointed to manage Hemisphere’s charter programme.