Two recent Pendennis new-build projects, Akalam and Hemisphere, were named as finalists in the Showboats Design Awards on 22nd June in Monaco; Hemisphere was announced as a joint winner in both the Sailing Yacht Interior Design and Interior Layout categories.
The ceremony was held at the Monaco Opera House, where accolades focus on yacht design. The ShowBoats Design Awards, otherwise known as the ‘Golden Neptunes’ are presented annually honouring creativity and innovation within the superyacht industry.
As the largest sailing catamaran in the world at 44.2m (145’) Hemisphere is known for her impressive interior space. The twin pontoons provide a beam of 16m allowing for a vast main salon area usually associated with much larger yachts.
The naval architects, Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost, and the interior designers, Michael Leach Design, coordinated the use of the interior layout over two levels to create a sense of luxurious social spaces balanced with guest privacy and crew accessibility. There is also a television room and five guest cabins with the galley and crew quarters all linked to a central area.
As Marc Van Peteghem explained, “By splitting the hulls into multiple levels VPLP were able to provide two spectacular forward guest rooms, while still preserving the 360° views from the saloon.”
Having chartered yachts for many years the owners of Hemisphere started the project with a very clear brief: to create a family friendly interior style, using practical and easily maintained yet luxurious surfaces and textures. During the project the owner’s wife was involved with all details.
Mick Leach commented on the awards, “Hemisphere was an exciting project to be involved in. The result is an amazingly tactile and unique interior. There is an incredible level of detail throughout and MLD are delighted that our vision and the high level of craftsmanship from Pendennis, Based Upon and Metrica has been rewarded with the Interior Design accolade from the ShowBoats’ judges.”
Pendennis was proud to be a sponsor of the ShowBoats Design Awards 2012 and is now looking forward to a busy period over the next couple of weeks as they welcome 13 yachts, over 500 industry guests (including MLD), and 350 crew to the Pendennis Cup, which takes place from the 2nd to 7th July in Falmouth.