The world’s largest sailing catamaran...

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The world’s largest sailing catamaran...

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The Burgess-marketed charter yacht 'Hemisphere', which began life in the States as Project Gemini at Derecktor's Bridgeport, Connecticut yard, is nearing completion at UK yard Pendennis; she has begun her sea-trials in June and will handover later this month.

JULY 2011

SY Hemisphere has commenced her sea trials at the Pendennis Shipyard and delivery is set for late July. With a length overall of 44.2m (145ft) and coming in just under 500GT, the Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost-designed Hemisphere now rates as the world's largest sailing catamaran.
Her interior design was the responsibility of Michael Leach Design.
SY Hemisphere’s draught is just over 3m (9.8ft) and her 58m (190ft) high mast soars free of spreaders and all lines have been run internally.
This charter yacht has accommodation for up to 12 guests in five cabins and a crew complement of eight. Burgess has been appointed to manage her programme which will commence this winter in the Caribbean with charter rates starting at €175,000 per week. Then she will transit the Panama Canal into the South Pacific for summer 2012.
Formerly known as 'Project Gemini', Hemisphere should have delivered from Derecktor Shipyard's Bridgeport, Connecticut facility in '07, which is where her build programme commenced, but we understand she was the subject of litigation for several years until she moved to Pendennis for finishing. She arrived in the UK last year when 70 per cent or so complete.
She will make her debut at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Basic Spec – SY Hemisphere...
LOA: 44.2m (145ft)
Beam: 16.6m (54.5ft)
Draft: 3.25m (10.7ft)
Cruise Speed (Power): 13 knots
Guests: 12 guests in 6 cabins
Crew: 8
Naval Architect: Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP)
Interior Design: Michael Leach Design
Builder/Year: Pendennis Shipyard/2011

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