Published: Monday, 26 June 2017

After 10,000 hours of engineering and design, Italian shipyard Dominator Yachts has launched 28m Ilumen Kalliente. She will be berthed in the south of France throughout the summer of 2017 and star at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17) before private viewings and events along the Côte d’Azur. 

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(Photos: Dominator Yachts - 28m Ilumen Kalliente)

The Dominator Ilumen Kalliente that was just officially unveiled at the Yacht Club in Monaco features a custom bar with slidable top, made of steel, backlit onyx and Foglizzo leather or a bespoke champagne table made by Luxury Wood Italia who used lacquered ebony, Foglizzo leather, stainless steel, and inside partitions for champagne glasses.

Integrated into the interior are ‘zero impact’ invisible speakers in VIP and guest cabins that transform any surface they are embedded (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 saloon and master cabin, provides an advanced audio-visual, communication and entertainment system that includes a private cinema projector on the sun deck. 

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The yacht features the owner’s cabin, a curved glass frontage, a rotating beach platform and the flydeck as well as a handcrafted Purismo Aurelia, a bespoke lightweight carbon e-bike.

Dr. August Pernsteiner, Visionary, said: “To us Ilumen is more than just a yacht or a luxurious product. It symbolises the love of manmade beauty that is not only in harmony with nature but complements it and represents a desire to contribute to a better world. To own an Ilumen or strive for one is connected to the obligation to strive for a better world, support our fellow man and promote peace and beauty in the world.”

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(Sun deck)

Alberto Mancini, designer of the model, said: “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, we designed the Dominator Ilumen to far exceed our clients’ expectations.” 

The designers of Alberto Mancini Yacht Design and engineers of NavalHEAD followed the inspired lead provided by Dominator’s owners to arrive at a flowing architecture.

Federico Brumat of Dominator’s Technical Office said: “Many yachts foresee zero speed fins; to avoid adding resistance due to appendages we went for a huge gyro stabiliser from Seakeeper capable of a reduction of 80 per cent of the uncontrolled roll angle up to 14 degrees.” 

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(Sun aft deck)

The Ilumen 28m employs an advanced full motion damping system capable of roll and pitch motion reduction called Humphree Active Ride Control, which enhances manoeuvrability, speed and reduces resistance and with it fuel consumption while ensuring optimal stability in all conditions. The new compact main engine exhaust outlet with Gold Standard warranty was developed together with hydrodynamics specialists Profjord.

Mounted inside the flexible lightweight Dominator High Performance Hull of the yacht are MAN V8-1200 engines that propel the push/pull Counter Rotating Propellers with a combination of power and efficient safety. The Fischer Panda iSeries Generators employ variable speed technology across in all kinds of conditions, while the approach also extends to comfort-related applications that ensure consistent climate control that avoids costly start-stop cycles.

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(Beach club)

Solar control interlayer film in the glassed areas lowers direct heat transmittance from the sun by 40 per cent to further aid energy efficiency, making the Dominator Ilumen 28M more environmentally friendly and economical to run. Every Ilumen yacht can be prepared to meet the MGN 280 compliance certification that enables them to be operated commercially.

Andrea Agusta, Head of Engineering, commented: “How many motor yachts of this size consistently integrate mega yacht solutions the same the Ilumen does? None! From the high-tech construction in post-cured glass and carbon mixed with epoxy resin to the full use of epoxy filler cycle and the application of the Awlcraft painting cycle instead of common, cheap gel coats – every detail immediately tells you that Ilumen is something quite different.”

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Mancini said: “We set out to challenge limitations and provide the same sensation of space, elegance and luxury in a 28-metre format that you would expect in a mega yacht. When I first saw the hull, deck and superstructure I realised it was the beginning of a new era.”

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Giulia Sigismondi, Head of the Dominator Bespoke Office, said: “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.”

Mauro Pellegrini, founder of Videoworks, said: “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.”

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(Main saloon)