Austrian shipyard Dominator Yachts has recently launched the second hull in the Dominator 800 range. Measuring 24.5 metres in total, she is an evolution of the D780, and differs from the inaugural vessel in several ways due to high levels of customisation from the standard offering.
She features interior design by Alberto Mancini, who discusses his experience of collaborating with the owner to achieve exactly what he wished. He says, “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.”
The warm and elegant atmosphere Mancini talks of is evident throughout the yacht, with the main saloon featuring two custom sofas in a light ostrich leather colour and large windows either side of the space that inundate the saloon with natural light.
In regards to her performance, she is powered by MAN engines which give her a top speed of 35 knots, and a cruising speed of 24 to 25 knots. At a low speed of 9.5 to 10.5 knots, she has a range of 1,450 nm. She features a brand new propulsion system from Reintjes, the Fortjes 4000; compact and reliable propulsion made of an upper reversing gearbox coupled with a new, advanced gearbox with CR propellers.
Alex Langhein, CEO of Dominator International, comments on the differences between the first and second hull of the D800, stating; “For each yacht we produce, we always seek to perfect, improve and update. We don’t build 10 of the same specification and then try to find customers for them. When a customer chooses a yacht from our range, we sit down with them and discuss the latest technology. This means that every Dominator launched is not just up to date but is a forerunner in technology.”