DOMANI – The Performance Cruiser for today.

At the first of May the season at Lake Starneberg startet with a HighLight for HighTide.cc. The Münchner Yachtclubt was running the Starnberger Segeltage. That´s a cool Event for all the local Dealers, shipyards and partners. Above that a few big players like Torqeedo or DOMANI YACHTS where also part of that event in Possenhofen at Lake Starnberg. eMobility was a big bi$$ topic at that event. There were a lot of possibilities for smaller crafts with In that eMobility Context DOMANI Yachts were best practice example for a electric saildrive. That was a fantastic season opening at this beautiful lake.

DOMANI YACHTS Starnberger Segeltage Torqeedo

Starnberger Segeltage Promo Flotte Starnberger Segeltage L95

I met Michael Goddaert, the founder of DOMANI, direct at the Münchner Yachtclub, or rather I came and the DOMANI was quite entering the dock. Which means I had not the time to change the shoes, I was direct jumping aboard. The weather was sunny and a bit too cold for short trousers in the beginning of May.

DOMANI YACHTS DOMANI YACHTS FOUNDER

DOMANI today Equipment DOMANI YACHTS

In 2017 I heard the first time about DOMANI. A friend of HighTide told me about a stunning new performance cruiser with elegant lines and a sundeck. That sounds fast including a Gin Tonic. The first look at the BOOT Düsseldorf in January 2018 gets in line with expectations. She was standing there in a pure white colour, noble with style. The sundeck cannot be denied. When you enter the cabin the cladding is the first you will notice. It´s like the pattern of a exclusive seat of a BMW 7series.

DOMANI YACHTS DOMANI YACHTS Black Sails

DOMANI TODAY YACHTS RIG DOMANI TODAY YACHTS Winch

Over the year the DOMANI YACHT CREW improved lots of things. They told me, but I can´t compare. Now it´s the first time that I can feel the boat on the water, in my hood, on my lake. That´s my personal advantage.

First of all, for a bavarian lake it´s quite big. Not just from the size, the whole technical features are more fitted for a coastal cruise than for a lake. The yacht ist packed for much more than a day cruise. It´s easy to go to Croatia with it. At least it´s perfect for the BVI or Mallorca. Yes, you can live on it.

DOMANI YACHTS Rig DOMANI YACHTS rig

DOMANI YACHTS DOMANI TODAY YACHTS RIG

In the beginning I had the chance to get a feeling for the boat and for the Torqeedo Sail Drive. It´s a new experience for me to handle the motor of a boat in such a size by by hand throttle. But it´s fine and very comfortable. After Lunch a marina maneuvers we get wind a made another trip under sail. Now I really got the sailing performance of the yacht. The black sails are impressive and when you hoist the Code 0 the power is on. The DOMANI reacts very fast and transfers the gusts direct into speed. That´s the advantage of the Bavarian Lakes, you don´t have a constant wind. That´s great for boat tests. So far so good. The boat is running well, the carbon mast and the whole rig looks good. Now we have to compare where are our victims? We saw a few H-Boot and a Schärenkreuzer. Ready for rumble. It was easy to get in the near of them. Competing with the H-Boot was quite boring. That was too easy. Next check, how high can we go. We get into the waterway of the Schärenkreuzer; he was going clause-hauled, but it was easy for the DOMANI to get higher.

schärenkreuzer J/70

Starnberger Segeltag Test Törn DOMANI YACHTS

Allright, that´s the performance Cruiser you need. You will get it for the price of a CARRERA, but here you will get more Carbon and a waiting list of beauties who will be part at your next cruise. At the end it´s very cosy aboard with very special cushions and don´t forget the drink.

DOMANI Yachts cushion fabrics DOMANI YACHTS DRINK

 

Andiamo in scena DOMANI sera.

Maybe it´s the proximity to the lakes near Munich, that I have a passion for Daycruisers and Daysailers. I like the minimal setting, the performance and at least the possibility for living aboard. Whereupon a classic daycruiser like a TRIAS or a MELGES 24 is not built for overnights. In the past the International 806 was the definition of a boat for the weekend. At the end the International 806 is a TRIAS with a cabin and the technical status of the 70ies. I know, all the H-Boot fans will give me beef now. No, I have not forget you. Unfortunately I´ve just never found the way to the H. That´s a personal thing. Perhaps it is too familial for my.

HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf

If you can understand what I mean, the DOMANI is exactly yours. The ultimate compact yacht for exclusive sailing sensations.

We had a few posts regarding the DOMANI Daycruiser on HighTide and Insta over the last years. It is still the most stylo boat under 10 meters in the competitive environment. Ideal for Lakes an the Inshore Area. On the Boat Fair BOOT Düsseldorf 2019 we had another look at the fair and there was a very special DOMANI S30. Paintet in a special grey with deck a deck cushion in Britisch Racing Green. It´s a stunning combination, especially when you combine it with dazzling colours for e.g. the traveller.

HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf

Above that DOMANI YACHTS is leading in electric mobility aboard. You can get the Boat with a Torqeedo Cruise Pod. Now we are back at the perfect performance cruiser for a lake. Imagine that, isn´t that a perfect combination.

HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf

HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf light mood HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf lichtmood

Unfortunately I haven´t been on the boat till now, perhaps I can tell you more that days, cause the wharf has a sales week at the Lake of Starnberg this week. The conditions are fine, but could be better. We are expecting just 5kn of wind with a cloudy sky. We will see.

HIghTide Gentlesailing DOMANI S30 BOOT Düsseldorf

BOOT Düsseldorf / BRENTA is the key to style.

BRENTA is a always a sign of style. It´s pure, functional and it delivers performance. The big boats of the wharf are always a statement on the oceans. Above that there are the smaller ones, the daycruisers which are at least stunning.

boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser

What do you know about the wharf? I was wired, cause I saw quite two similar boats at the fair. Just with a difference of 3ft. Both are called Brenta in a way. On the other hand the formal name of both stands were B-Yachts. Strange isn´t it? I tried to get an explanation and I got it. Unfortunately I don´t get the point. I can´t explain it to you. It sounds wired and strange. That´s not the thing you wanna hear, I know. Give me a try to explain.

boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser

boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser

Everybody knows BRENTA, yeah its a massive chain of mountains in Italy. The sailors among us will think about the yachts and perhaps that amazing Italian Millionaire who also owns a Brenta. O.K. Back to the story. At the end there ist no wharf called Brenta, but there is Luca Brenta. He´s an convinced yachtsman an designer. He also made a designs for Wally and anytime he did his own boat together with his partner Michael Gillhofer. After years of collaboration, they decided to go their own way. At least everybody of them keep their spirit and they build their yachts very well. One of them is based in Austria and the other company is still in Italy, run by Luca Brenta´s daughter.

boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser

boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser boot düsseldorf brenta b-yacht performance cruiser

Both boats looks quite same. The cockpit layout, the deck or the interior; quite similar. I can´t see any differences. Indeed I suspect that they will have the same performance on the water. No matter what, I would like to be aboard on one of them. Both are my highlights at the BOOT Düsseldorf 2019. More pix of the fair on: www.Instagram.com/HighTide.cc

 

BOOT Düsseldorf / Domani Yachts

The DOMANI S30 Yacht is a mixture between an design icon and a sailing yacht. Made in Belgium is it made for the cool places on that planet blue where style is essential. Sounds like we have many joint possessions.

 

In the run-up to the fair BOOT DüDo I talk to many other sailors and they all said; the DOMANI could be HighLight, especially for HighTide. Therefore I was also excited to see it live at the fair. Unfortunately I didn´t make an appointment at the stand. I just went to the BOOT  and I get a very warm welcome at the stand by the sales and design guys of DOMANI including a very specific walkthrough.

The boat is a different daycruiser. Yeah, for sure it´s a performance cruiser in a cool size for coastal trip or cool lakes like lago die Garda or Lake Genova. For the Bavarian Lakes it´s a bit to big in my opinion.

 

Inspired by the legendary Riva Aquarama, the DOMANI S30 is shaped around a large central social area and a sun bed aft with easy access to the sea. This is perhaps the first impression you will get on that boat and the most impressive. There you can see that Lifestyle&Design combined with performance is the major idea of that sailing boat. A kind of a Grand Tourismo for the water; fast, fun and luxurious for gentle sailing.

 

At the end it´s the boat for those who enjoys to be on the water on a cool yacht without chatter. Less components, less maintenance. On the other hand you get aboard the chance for individualism. Everything on that boat could be made for you. Individualization ist the keyword, but at the end it´s stylish when you just order it. The inside looks like direct from the WALLPAPER Magazin. You see, there are many reasons for a DOMANI Performance Cruiser.