Nature and Nurture on Yacht HEMISPHERE
Designed and built as the ideal watersport and adventure platform for charter guests to enjoy both the above and below water experience, the world’s largest cruising catamaran, SY HEMISPHERE, will transport you to the very heart of this great wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.
Fresh from her sojourn in New Zealand, the sublime 145-foot (44.2-m) multihull will spend the next six months cruising the more than 600 islands and atolls of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, treating her guests to 5-star luxury onboard as well as copious opportunities for exploration and thrilling on-water action.
As her Captain, Gavin Bladen explains: "HEMISPHERE doesn't attract the party crowd. While her guests come from all over the world, they certainly have something in common. They enjoy the finer things in life, and they are all genuine, fun-loving individuals who want to try new experiences and spend quality time with their family and friends."
Custom-built from the hull up, HEMISPHERE took nearly seven years to build, with the objective of creating the ultimate adventure vessel.
Her Owner and Captain Gavin, both avid divers, conceptualised their dream yacht – the luxurious and practical craft that would deliver incredible charter experiences. And so began the decade-long project that resulted in the one of a kind HEMISPHERE.
The layout is designed over two levels creating massive spaces for socialising, storage and optimal comfort and privacy for guests.
One of the main advantages of a catamaran is its increased volume thanks to twin hulls. HEMISPHERE's dual pontoons provide a beam of 16 metres, making the saloon a vast area of 1,000-square-feet, comparable to yachts twice her size, and boasting a 360-degree view from all vantage points.
The interior fit-out is lavish and one of the yacht's prime features. The variety of finishes is breathtaking: 18 types of leather, 15 sorts of stone, timbers that include walnut, brushed oak and wenge. But the Owner was fastidious about not titivating HEMISPHERE with 'over the top' decoration. Furnishings and décor items were chosen with restraint to preserve valuable space for guests to relax, enjoy their surrounds and socialise.
True to her purpose, HEMISPHERE is all about relaxation and appreciation of nature. From her massive flybridge, with plenty of lounge area adjacent to the Jacuzzi, guests will savour the shimmering ocean and island views.
Every meal will inspire the soul and the palate, with a unique oval-shaped glass table on the main aft deck which features the intricately map of the world's seven continents. On the deck below is more formal dining area.
Captain Gavin and his multi-skilled crew have been together since HEMISPHERE launched in 2011, snatching several major international awards including the prestigious Golden Neptune awards in 2012 in both the Sailing Yacht Interior Design and Interior Layout categories.
As with all luxury charters, it is the crew who ensure their guests have a most memorable charter experience.
HEMISPHERE has 10 highly competent crew, specialising in scuba diving and watersports instruction, as well as boasting a 54-foot support vessel, the TT HEMISPHERE.
This dynamic boat is used as a tender and fishing boat, allowing guests to catch their own dinner during their charter and enjoy the thrill of the chase. HEMISPHERE is able to tag and release marlin, which will be ideal for guests chartering near Lizard Island and the Ribbon Reefs, where 'granders' (marlin in excess of 1,000 pounds) abound.
In this region you can charter from Cairns, to sublime Double Island, through the Low Isles, Opal Reef, Escape Reef, legendary fishing grounds of Ribbon Reefs, to Pixie's Pinnacle, the Cod Hole and Lizard Island.
There's a qualified yoga instructor onboard and guests will also be spoilt in the culinary delights of HEMISPHERE, under the talented direction of Chef Linus, who specialises in adding his own European-trained touch to seasonal local ingredients and fresh-caught seafood.
HEMISPHERE is truly unique among the world's luxury charter vessels, and the most incredible way to immerse yourself in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.
Contact your charter expert at the Luxury Charter Group to book your next Australian yachting holiday on HEMISPHERE.
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