Dominator 28M Ilumen 2018 – Best Innovation Award

It gives us great pleasure to present to you the winner of the prestigious award: BEST INNOVATION AWARD at the WORLD YACHT TROPHIES 2017 ceremony at the last Cannes Boat Show in September 2017. (for the category of 24-38 meters).

Some technical data for Dominator 28M Ilumen :

LOA: 92 feet (or 28 meters).

Width: 21.5 feet

Draft: 5.75 ft

Weight: 162580 lbs

Hull: semi-planing or semi-displacement.

Number of cabins: from 4 to 5 for the guests (crew space up to 4 sailors).

Construction: Glass / Carbon Finish Postcard Composite Epoxy Resin and megayacht painting

Certification: ISO CE Cat A

Engines: 2 x MTU, CAT or MAN 1800 hp

Sales price: $ 8,594,000 US (approx).


After three years and a lot of rumors, the wait is over. The Italian shipyard Dominator officially presented its new Ilumen 28m class Kalliente in the south of France. Without doubt it’s the best-designed mini-mega-yacht that debuted this year, the 92-foot Kalliente was commissioned by an American couple who will keep the yacht in their boutique hotel on the French Riviera.

I summarize here the article in the magazine Robb Report that saw the yacht at the launch of the media.

Dominator’s Ilumen sits at the forefront of the trend to distill superyacht features into 80- to 90-foot hulls without compromising on quality and, in this case, size. Kalliente’s bespoke interior includes a lavish, impeccably designed saloon with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light. Its square footage is similar to yachts closer to 100 feet. The master suite is also the same size as many larger yachts, but extras like a retractable moon-roof over the bed and a private balcony in the bow, connected to the bedroom by weatherproof French doors, lift the Alberto Mancini–designed yacht to the top of its class.  “When I saw the hull, deck, and superstructure I realized it was the beginning of a new era,” says Mancini.


That’s not just marketing hype. Dominator communicated very closely with yacht owners to create a custom interior, while engineering a robust hull and superstructure built to superyacht standards. “We work with the owners to make the interiors a bespoke design that fits them like a glove in terms of taste and preferences,” says Giulia Sigismondi, head of Dominator’s bespoke office. Among standout features on Kalliente are they yacht’s custom bar, made of stainless steel, backlit onyx, and Foglizzo leather, and a Champagne table of lacquered ebony, Foglizzo leather, and stainless steel. Inside are partitions for Champagne glasses. The details throughout the saloon are a testament to Mancini’s keen eye for subtle, elegant design and the skills of Dominator’s Italian craftsmen to create an interior masterpiece.

The engineering is also built to superyacht standards. Andrea Agrusta, head of engineering, says the build process for Ilumen is much higher quality than other yachts its size. “Every detail tells you that Ilumen is something quite different,” he says. “From the high-tech construction in post-cured glass and carbon fiber mixed with epoxy resin, to the full use of epoxy filler cycle and the application of the Awlcraft painting instead of cheap gel coats.”

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 Kalliente also employs high-tech solar-control interlayer film in the glass to lower solar heat intake by 40 percent, making the yacht more fuel efficient. The Ilumen also incorporates Seakeeper gyro stabilizers to reduce roll by 80 percent and Humphree active ride control to minimize roll and pitch while its twin MAN V8-1200 engines are propelling Kalliente across the most beautiful waters of the Mediterranean.

“We set out to challenge limitations and provide the same sensation of space, elegance, and luxury in a 28-meter format that you would expect in a megayacht,” says Mancini.

Agrusta is even more emphatic about the Ilumen: “I believe we have defied the rules and created a new milestone in yacht industry.”

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From the June 2017 Robb Report article.

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