Expert Insight: The CEO’s Favourite Catamaran HEMISPHERE

For our latest blog series, we asked the Boatbookings’ team members for their favorite worldwide charter yachts to share them with all of our clients, colleagues and suppliers alike. We begin with our CEO’s favourite crewed catamaran; HEMISPHERE!

HEMISPHERE is a 145ft luxury crewed Pendennis catamaran available for charter throughout Southeast Asia in such exciting, intriguing destinations as Fiji, Indonesia, the South Pacific and many more! She is one of our favourite catamarans for charter worldwide due to her chic and spacious exterior spaces, welcoming crew and of course the trampolines:

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Our first team visit to HEMISPHERE at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2012 (featuring a mini Boatbookings helper loving the trampolines!).

Launched in 2011 by Pendennis, HEMISPHERE is just over 44 metres in length (145ft) with a massive 16.6 metres beam (54ft). Her innovative design boasts creative features that blend speed and stability with both space and style. Catamarans are famed for their space and HEMISPHERE is no exception. Her spacious flybridge is sure to be your favourite area on the yacht. She features a Jacuzzi, sun pads and shaded dining area, along with an immense indoor/outdoor living area on the main deck.

HEMISPHERE‘s interiors, designed by Michael Leach, are quite simply stunning. The main saloon has contemporary styling with light woods, lots of natural light and comfortable areas for dining and socialising. HEMISPHERE also boasts a comfy game and TV room, ideal for younger charter guests. This fantastic yacht can welcome up to 12 guests on board in 5 well-appointed staterooms with a further two identical master cabins on the main deck.

Other highlights include a professional diving board, a 6m trampoline and a comprehensive diving centre with the latest diving equipment. Her crew of 8 include a fantastic British Captain, a renowned Danish chef who formerly worked for the Danish royal family, and 2 PADI Scuba diving instructors. So, whether you’re after exceptionally prepared cuisine, sunbathing with a glass of bubbly on the flybridge or diving in Southeast Asia, HEMISPHERE is surely the yacht for you.

HEMISPHERE will be available for charter in the 2018/19 Winter season in French Polynesia and the South Pacific, followed by Fiji, Indonesia and Tonga! She is for charter from $260,000 per week plus expenses.

If the luxury catamaran experience appeals to you and your family, please do get in touch with Boatbookings’ expert brokers who would be delighted to organise the ultimate Southeast Asia adventure for you.

One of the Great Migrations – the Humpback Whales in French Polynesia

Every year in the Antartic, as winter closes in and food becomes scarcer, one of the worlds great migrations takes place.Many hundreds of humpback whales swim 6000 km north to spend 4-5 months enjoying the warmer and food-rich waters of French Polynesia, to breed and to give birth to their calves. This is a time for mating, with underwater singing that can be heard all day long as the males try to impress the females.

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Take the Plunge in Top Diving Destinations

How better to enjoy the most sought after places to dive around the world than on a private yacht charter? Diving is an immensely popular activity on a charter as you have experienced divers for crew, top notch equipment and some of the most jaw-dropping diving destinations available. Get the best of both worlds being on top of the water on your luxury yacht, as well as exploring the depths below! See which three diving destinations are amongst our guests’ favourites… GalleryImage_1559_3111_53a8e2 Continue reading

Surf the Wicked Waves of Tahiti!

There are some amazing surfing destinations to be found in the South Pacific, including Tahiti and Fiji, and it is no accident that many professional and amateur surfing competitions are held in these places.

Water sports are an integral part of any South Pacific sailing holiday, including diving, surfing, snorkeling, kiteboarding, game fishing and many, many others, and Tahiti has more than its fair share of exciting surfing locations to explore while on your Tahiti yacht charter holiday! Or just watch the experts during the many competitions throughout the year.

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The Superbowl of Tahiti!

Don’t panic all you American football fans…the NFL has not chosen the beautiful islands around Tahiti to host next year’s Superbowl! Centuries before Europeans figured out that the Earth was not flat, the explorers of Polynesia were traversing the South Pacific on massive, double-hull outrigger canoes, navigating by the winds and stars. The canoe still plays an important part in Tahitian life, and many colourful events are held to celebrate this national sport of Tahiti.

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