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.
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.
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.
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.
Sailing is the essence of all. It helps you very fast to find yourself, or it helps you to forget all around you. Yes, it´s a kind of a meditation. With a big ship it´s sometimes very complicated to go for a quick cruise in the evening or on a sunny Sunday. On the other hand the catamaran, or the Laser is much to wet and you don´t want to wear a neopren, or wetsuit all the time. If these thoughts are not unknown for you, I bet you are a fan of a daysailer.
These kind of boats are really booming and beside the well known MELGES, b/one, XTREME26, J/70 or the legendary DYAS and TRIAS and at least don´t forget the DRACHEN. Which is perhaps the definition of a daycruiser.
You see the concept is quite old, but still modern. It reduces sailing to the max. No electric, no hassle. When you have wind it will be cool, if there is no wind, it is your island of serenity with a beer or wind in your hands.
At the BOOT 2017 the topic shows us more the premium site of that kind of boats. We had a look at the TOFINOU which is since two years on my radar. But in that year I visited their display an I was excited. The materials and the design is a mixture of the elegance of the past combined with the step ahead. I like the carbon fibre elements, the colours and the wonderful lines of that boat.
The one which is the definition of asceticism ist the ESSE with their three models. Every type of them is awesome. Incredible colors,whereupon colour is the wrong term. It´s just a attractive mixture between grey and white combined with a teak that makes you insane. The lines of the boats are so simple that you ask yourself; why I haven´t done it. The normal thing when you see something such beautiful. Think about Giacometti or the 911.
Last not least the Black Pepper Code#. I saw it for the very first time at the BOOT. On the first view I walked by and than I stopped and thought, huh, that´s outstanding. A few minutes later of friend of mine told me the same and than we had a closer look. That daysailer is a benchmark. Unfortunately the price is also massive.