IL­LU­MEN

Superyacht - - News - Byi Mar­ti­no Mot­ti

The sun is still hi­gh in the sky along Mo­na­co’s Yacht Club moo­rings and an enor­mous black cloak hi­des the all new Ilu­men straight out of Do­mi­na­tor’s shi­pyard. Col­lea­gues and jour­na­lists from all over the world are all wai­ting in great an­ti­ci­pa­tion for the cru­cial mo­ment. Shi­pyard ow­ner Wol­fgang Pern­stei­ner ta­kes the floor and in­tro­du­ces the ow­ner an en­thu­sia­stic Ame­ri­can ci­ti­zen from Te­xas. The at­ten­dees mea­n­whi­le are sa­vou­ring so­phi­sti­ca­ted fin­ger food and cock­tails whi­le chat­ting. The mo­ment they’ve all been wai­ting for is pre an­noun­ced by a young dan­cer tra­pe­ze ar­ti­st who per­forms her act in a hu­ge trans­pa­rent bub­ble as the sound of mu­sic ge­ts lou­der and the beat gro­ws fa­ster en­han­cing grea­ter su­spen­se and ex­pec­ta­tion. Sud­den­ly the cloak be­gins to lift thanks to a cra­ne’s rig re­vea­ling 28 me­tre long Llu­men! The yacht is tru­ly ma­je­stic and po­wer­ful loo­king, wi­th gu­tsy ma­scu­li­ne li­nes sof­te­ned by gra­ce­ful in­ter­sec­ting li­nes bet­ween the coa­chroof’s su­per­struc­tu­re and decks: De­si­gner Al­ber­to Man­ci­ni drew up the com­plex and ele­gant loo­king li­nes of the yacht. The ex­te­rior spa­ces’ de­cor

is plea­sing to the eye fea­tu­ring well ca­li­bra­ted har­mo­nious ele­gan­ce. The hu­ge fly­brid­ge sports a won­der­ful squa­re sha­ped Ja­cuz­zi in ad­di­tion to a di­ning ta­ble ideal for ‘al fre­sco’ wi­ning and di­ning, whi­ch is not to be ta­ken lightly sin­ce a lot has been pac­ked in­to this 28 me­tre yacht wi­th an LOA of 24 whi­ch means it is still ra­ted as a yacht. The in­te­rior lay­out is ge­ne­ral­ly bright wi­th plen­ty of na­tu­ral light thanks to am­ple cut glass pa­nels whi­ch of­fer pa­no­ra­mic views of the sur­roun­dings. Warm so­ber, ele­gant hues of fi­ne fa­bric li­ne the in­te­riors as we vi­sit. The­re are four gue­st ca­bins two of whi­ch are dou­bles the re­mai­ning pair are twins. Ea­ch one of the four are si­tua­ted along the lo­wer deck wi­th pri­va­te ba­th­rooms. The ow­ner’s sui­te is si­tua­ted for­ward in the bow area, the si­ze of this ma­ster sui­te is im­pres­si­ve and unu­sual wi­th low lon­gi­tu­di­nal win­dow li­ke ports of­fe­ring pa­no­ra­mic views of the sea al­so when ly­ing on the bed. Sli­ding cut glass doors re­veal as they open a small stu­dy/ lounge de­di­ca­ted to the ow­ner’s pri­va­te use.the helm con­trols sta­tion is si­tua­ted on the up­per deck it fea­tu­res a wing sha­ped

wa­ter­tight door whi­ch opens out on­to the bow sec­tion. No­ta­ble too is the le­vel and quan­ti­ty of tech­no­lo­gy de­ployed: star­ting from ex­ten­si­ve use of com­po­si­tes used to build na­me­ly Ke­vlar and car­bon fi­bres to ener­gy sa­ving plan­ts. A user friend­ly en­ter­tain­ment plant as well as a sta­te of the art re­mo­te con­trol­led sy­stem to mo­ni­tor lighting, spe­cial effects and mo­re can be used by vi­si­ting guests al­so wi­th Ipads pla­ced in eve­ry area. The gue­st ca­bins are not equip­ped wi­th stan­dard two or three way spea­kers but sport cei­ling pa­nels whi­ch dou­ble as spea­kers functioning th­rou­gh vi­bra­tion. The ow­ner’s sui­te is equip­ped wi­th an au­dio dam­pe­ning fil­ter whi­ch ad­justs, and adap­ts vo­lu­me/loud­ness as well as qua­li­ty to the con­tou­ring area. As night brought on its pur­ple cloak of vel­vet to the sky, the­re fol­lo­wed an ele­gan­tly fa­shio­ned din­ner held at the ex­clu­si­ve Mo­na­co Yacht Club whe­re guests we­re en­ter­tai­ned by mu­sic to dan­ce to as well as acro­ba­tic tra­pe­ze ar­tists’ se­quen­ces asho­re and on board wi­th mul­ti co­lou­red light di­splays: Su­re­ly Ilu­men tur­ned mo­re than a few heads and we are cer­tain that on­ce she pu­ts to sea she will fea­tu­re su­ch di­stin­gui­shing marks and ex­cel­lent per­for­man­ce whi­ch will ma­ke her im­me­dia­te­ly re­co­gni­za­ble as a true Do­mi­na­tor brand su­pe­rya­cht. www.do­mi­na­to­rya­ch­ts.com

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