Dominator Yachts, a boatbuilding firm specialises in bespoke yachts from 20m-55m, has launched Dominator 800 (D800) hull #2. The first in the line was launched in Miami yet the company claims the second is vastly different.
Alex Langhein, CEO of Dominator International, explains: “With each yacht, each customer is also unique, therefore we spend a lot of time with every single client going beyond any standard offering and resulting in every yacht being built as an individual commission.”
The D800 is the evolution of the D780. Alberto Mancini, designer, created a new custom layout requested by the owner. “The customer’s main wish was to provide space with a large galley/dining area. Interior styling and materials were selected over many months in close contact with the owner and his wife. My personal choice, which was accepted and which we worked on together, was to develop a nice warming and elegant atmosphere, not big contrasts but tone on tone colours, a shade of beige, taupe and grey. The brighter oak brushed painted parquet with the oak painted bulkhead gives immediately a welcoming perception of elegance.”
Commenting on the build, Federico Brumat and Stefano Mondini say: “The hull was entirely built by means of vacuum infusion technology. Structures were re-arranged in order to maximize the inner space, this allowed the chance to accommodate different interior layouts. To seek a reduction of weight both hull sides and the bottom were made up in sandwich laminate, with fibreglass. From the main deck upwards, a carbon and glass hybrid fabric was used and rising up the superstructure the hard top is made entirely of carbon fibre”.
A new propulsion system from Reintjes, the Fortjes 4000 has been adopted. Compact and reliable, this propulsion is made of an upper reversing gearbox coupled with a new, advanced gearbox with CR propellers.
The hydrodynamic advantages in efficiency are based on the counter rotating propeller concept in combination with an especially shaped strut of the gondola allowing for the best possible recovery of the swirl energy. This concept also involves the distribution of the power to two propellers, significantly decreasing the ration of power to blade area.
Two brand new Seakeeper 9 gyroscopic stabilisers took place in the engine room for optimum roll motion stabilisation at anchor. The yacht is also equipped with an advanced full motion damping system capable of roll and pitch motion reduction, the so called Humphree Active ride control.