Design is more important than ever, and today owners want a yacht that offers the ultimate blend of performance, style, luxury amenities and comfort. In satisfying the demand for an elegant motor yacht that harmonises classic yachting tradition with modern technology and design, Dominator Yachts designed the Dominator Ilumen to far exceed our clients’ expectations.
The owners of M/Y Kalliente are a smart couple of lawyers, who were looking to enjoy yachting with lots of friends for extended periods of time. What they have enjoyed the most since the delivery is their master suite with a private area on the foredeck where they can have breakfast in full tranquillity surrounded by a beautiful landscape. They also love their sundeck, the biggest in this range, offering a superior level of comfort: huge Jacuzzi with a full beam sun pad and a fully equipped bar and furniture.
Key features include floor-to-ceiling glazing in the saloon and a flexible boarding platform that can be raised up and used as a diving board or lowered into the water to provide easy access for launching toys and tenders. Light flows freely from the windows and a skylight above the master cabin’s bed. The bedroom is connected via a sliding hatch to a private terrace. Another key feature is the custom bar, made of stainless steel, backlit onyx and Foglizzo leather.
Custom-made furniture and bulkheads finished in the most opulent materials such as backlit white onyx, ebony, white oak, silk, Zimmer and Rhode fabrics, suede ceilings and satin-like nubuck leather are just some of the possibilities, but as Head of the Dominator Bespoke Office, Giulia Sigismondi, says: “The interior dressing of each yacht is a highly personal affair, so we work with the owners to make it a bespoke design that fits them like a glove in terms of taste and preferences.”
Integrated into the interior are ‘zero impact’ invisible speakers in VIP and guest cabins that transform any surface they are embedded into (be it concrete, fibreglass, wood, marble, stone or glass) into a high-performance audio system. This state-of-the-art system, incorporating a sound masking system in the main salon and master cabin, provides an advanced audio-visual, communication and entertainment system that includes a private cinema projector on the sun deck.
“We loved the challenge of designing cutting edge Videoworks systems specifically for the MY Kaliente, and would like to thank Dominator for allowing us to develop its innovative audio/video, entertainment, IT and domotic onboard system.” Mauro Pellegrini, founder of Videoworks.
The interior distribution is such that it creates a sense of being on a much larger ship, a sensation realised in part through tall ceilings and the use of glassed areas that allow natural light and seascapes to illuminate the luxurious cabin spaces. Nowhere is this approach more impressive than in the skylight and private deck of the master cabin, and it helps to create a truly privileged private space.
Though it varies from client to client, the interior of an Ilumen evokes a subtle harmony of contemporary style and timeless sophistication. To achieve this, Dominator Yachts have painstakingly selected the finest materials and most prestigious names, such as the Futuristic collection by Hèrmes, which they believe embodies the perfect blend of elements. The Ilumen 28M provides the ultimate balance between performance, comfort and style. In short, a unique yachting experience incomparable with anything in its class.