DECK & SYSTEMS
HEMISPHERE Crew Profile
Captain/ PADI Dive Instructor – Gavin Bladen
British. Born and raised in the UK, Gavin firsts caught the travel bug in his twenties when he started as a Deckhand on a live-abroad dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef. Since then, he has worked on various yachts on the Great Barrier Reef, out of Cairns, and the Whitsunday Islands. Gavin worked his way up to the Dive Master Level, before becoming a qualified PADI Diving Instructor in 1995. Gavin then travelled to the BVIs in the Caribbean, where he worked on several charter boats, including the 105ft Trimaran CUAN LAW. During late 2003 to early 2004, Gavin started the research into what would become the build of S/Y HEMISPHERE. In June 2004, S/Y HEMISPHERE actually became a live project. Gavin moved to Paris to begin work with the Naval Architects VPLP to develop HEMISPHERE according to the Owner’s wishes. The project took Gavin to the United States and then finally the UK, to the Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth. Gavin truly knows this magnificent yacht inside and out. When Gavin is not working he is passionate about all watersports and love travelling and is a very hospitable and personable Captain and host.
First Officer – Harold Steadart
Belgian. Harold studied Chemical Engineering in his hometown, Gent in Belgium and soon after he finished, he left to go sailing and has worked on yachts ever since. Harold has being sailing from a young age, taking part in cruising and racing on smaller yachts, both modern and classic and feels he is incredibly lucky to have turned his hobby into a career. He has worked on sailing yachts for over 11 years, including 47m S/Y LULWORTH and most recently 49.5m S/Y ELEONORA. His is a friendly and experienced sailor and enjoys mountain biking, windsurfing, paragliding and photography. Harold speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and Italian and basic German and Spanish and relishes the opportunity to assist the S/Y HEMISPHERE guests with the wide array of water toys on offer.
Chef – Melinda Heinz
Canadian. Melinda has grown up on the Great Lakes of Canada, Georgian Bay, which is best known for its rustic, natural beauty and some of the best fresh water yachting in the world. After attending the Culinary Arts programme in Vancouver, Melinda started an apprenticeship at the acclaimed Cioppino’s Restaurant. Melinda moved to Toronto and worked as a Pastry Chef at the awarded best restaurant in Toronto. Travelling has always been an important part of Melinda’s life, so she decided to take a job on the prestigious cruise liner, SILVERSEA. After realising her potential, Melinda was asked to take over as the Executive Pastry Chef on board. Melinda then decided to take a break and go back-packing on her own around India and Asia in order to experience, understand and appreciate South-East Asian cuisine. Melinda then travelled to Dubai and accepted a position at the Sheikh’s own Hotel, the Madinat Jumeriah as Executive Pastry Chef. After working in the heat of Saudi Arabia, Melinda headed to the French Alps for cooler climes, following which she headed down to the Cote D’Azur, where she embarked on her career in yachting. Working on the private 75m motor yacht M.Y ILONA for two years allowed Melinda to experience life on the ocean waves, combining both her passion for cooking and travelling all over the world. Melinda can speak basic French and enjoys photography, paddle boarding and also diving since obtaining her open water PADI certificate. Melinda was drawn to S/Y HEMISPHERE for its uniqueness and its beauty and is really looking forward to spending her time cooking for others and making their charter as memorable, enjoyable and as delicious as possible.
Chief Stewardess – Tanya Blaylock
South African. Tanya was born in Zimbabwe and grew up on the coast in South Africa. Having travelled to Alaska, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, Tanya caught the travelling bug and decided to work in the yachting industry. Tanya now has several years of experience, having previously worked on 47m M/Y BIG D, 46m M/Y CLIFFORD II, 42m M/Y L’ESCAPADE and 37m S/Y SEAQUELL. In Tanya’s spare time she enjoys travelling, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. She has speak fluent English and basic Dutch. Tanya looks forward to welcoming guests on board S/Y HEMISPHERE.
Stewardess – Rachel Reynolds
British. Rachel was born in South Africa and moved to England at the age of 13, where she grew up on the Solent in Hampshire. After completing school she studied Travel and Tourism for two years, which she found very inspirational. After finishing college Rachel began her travels in Australia for a year before joining the yachting industry. She started her journey in the yachting world by working on M/Y ECLIPSE (164m) as Senior House Keeper for a year gaining much experience. After this Rachel joined S/Y HEMISPHERE as a Stewardess. Rachel enjoys keeping fit in her spare time, especially water sports and going on early morning runs.
Stewardess – Alana Wolfe
New Zealander. Alana grew up near the water in Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula with a family of 8. After college she worked at an executive travel agency for 5 years, where she was able to travel and discover new places. Alana decided then to pursue a career in yachting as she loves being on the water and seeing new places and meeting new people. She has previously worked as a stewardess on the busy charter yachts, 30m M/Y ANNABEL, 34m S/Y SUNDARA and 30m M/Y AQUARIUS. She is approachable, helpful and friendly and enjoys music, cooking, horse riding and fishing.
2nd Officer – Patrick Bray
New Zealander. Patrick grew up in New Zealand and has lived in Wellington, Dunedin and Auckland. Growing up close to the water, sailing was part of the school curriculum so from an early age Patrick has always enjoyed sailing. This is where he fell in love with the ocean. His family also owned a boat which he spent all of his summers on. This inspired him to pursue a career in the luxury yachting industry. Patrick has three years of experience in the yachting industry and has previously worked on 48m S/Y THALIA as a Deckhand/Second Engineer. In Patrick’s spare time he enjoys motocross, mountain biking, snowboarding, fishing and wakeboarding.
Chief Engineer – Andres Garces
Chilean. Andres has been in professional yachting for the last nine years and yacht engineering is his passion. He grew up sailing small sail boats and then raced in regattas in the South Pacific along the coast of Chile. During his six years at university, he obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics and an MBS. Then, worked for three years as an executive in the financial industry but his passion for the sea and yachts was stronger than the attraction to corporate life, and so he decided to start a new career. Over the past years he has earned a Chief Engineer MCA Yacht 3 Certificate of Competency, received a diploma in Electronics, and successfully completed several courses in AV/IT and Satellite Communications. Andres is fluent in Spanish and English.
Shadow Boat Captain – Adam Bartley Smith
New Zealander. Adam developed his passion for the sea from an early age where he went recreational boating with his family, and also owned his own vessels. He has enjoyed sport fishing in New Zealand waters most of his life and three years ago he turned his passion into a profession when he decided to turn his fishing hobby into work. In 2011 he made the move into the larger yacht scene where he has worked as a deckhand on M/Y LADY ALISON, M/Y ARENUI and S/Y SUNDARA. Although he is already familiar with the Mediterranean cruising grounds and in particular with Croatia, he is especially excited about travelling to some amazing places on board HEMISPHERE and developing his skills. His hobbies include diving, spearfishing, wakeboarding and spending time outdoors and he is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with the HEMISPHERE guests. He promises some great fishing trips on the tender.
PADI Instructor/Deckhand – Quintin Hill
South Africa. Quintin grew up inland; however, his love for the ocean began when he started scuba diving. It did not take him long to decide to turn his new found passion into a career by becoming a Professional Scuba Diving Instructor. After working as a diving instructor for a few years he decided to work in an office for a while, although he soon realised that the ocean was calling and in 2008 he made the decision to start a career in yachting. Starting off as a Deckhand, his previous yachts include 32m M/Y DREAM and 45.7m M/Y SEA DWELLER. He now has over 14 years experience teaching diving. With his extensive knowledge of the PADI system he can train all different levels from beginners to advance. Quintin feels that everyday is an adventure on board S/Y HEMISPHERE, with no two days on the ocean ever the same and he enjoys having the opportunity to dive in some of the most exotic destinations in the world. Other than scuba diving, his hobbies include wakeboarding, snowboarding and yoga.
|LENGTH||145ft (44.2m)||BEAM||54ft (16.6m)||DRAFT||10ft 5in (3.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2011||BUILDER||Pendennis||DESIGNER||Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Gavin Bladen & Chef Melinda Heinz + 8||REFIT||2011|
|SPEED||11kts / 13kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||2x Caterpillar C12's|
HEMISPHERE can accommodate 12 guests in 5 cabins.
The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet.
2 Double cabins have a double bed, shower and toilet.
A Twin cabin has a twin bed, 2 pullmans, shower and toilet.
A Master 2 cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet.
HEMISPHERE is fully air conditioned through out. Smoking is allowed on deck. Strictly no smoking indoors HEMISPHERE´s crew has a separate heads and shower. Guests are not allowed to bring pets onboard.
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