Hemisphere was launched by Pendennis in 2011 as the world’s largest privately owned sailing catamaran, at 44.2m LOA. One of the most unique and imposing launches in our 25-year history, she turns heads due to her sheer scale, but equally impressive is the level of luxurious detail within her interior spaces and range of on-board facilities.
Pendennis partnered with leading multihull naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) – designers of the 33rd America’s Cup winning multihull. Their innovative design formed the large cross-deck into their trademark ‘ailes de mouette’ which not only dispersed the up-draft wave motion, but also housed the large 12-person tender. One of the more challenging aspects of Hemisphere’s design were the bomb bay doors in the cross-deck, uniquely designed to enable the storage of the tender.
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 resulting in a beautiful yet practical family orientated yacht. Accommodation is provided for 12 guests arranged in 5 comfortable en-suite cabins. Watersports facilities on board are more akin to a private waterfront hotel than to a 44m yacht. The starboard lazarette holds the usual superyacht ‘toys’: windsurfers, wakeboards, Seabobs, waterskis etc and the crew tender, and the port hull contains a dive centre with a full range of equipment capable of both Air and NITROX tank fills.
Following her launch, we were delighted to be able to exhibit Hemisphere at Monaco Yacht Show in 2011. Welcoming over 600 guests on board during the week, it was one of our busiest but most rewarding shows.
Hemisphere received support from our refit team in Pendennis Palma in 2012, and since then she has sailed the globe, spending a lot of her time in the Pacific where Pendennis assisted her remotely through our Yacht Support service.