In Italian, “Domani” means “tomorrow.” One owner seems to love the promise of tomorrow. He has commissioned a number yachts, each successively larger, over the years. Four of those yachts have been from Benetti, each bearing the name Domani. Now, the fifth Benetti, named Domani as you probably guessed, is in his hands. More interesting, though, she became the promise of tomorrow for Benetti, too. This fully custom yacht inspired the creation of a whole new semi-custom series.
The steel-hulled 147-footer (44.9-meter) megayacht reflects the owner’s personality in every exterior line. Some features, especially curves, have figured prominently in his last several yachts, starting with his 116 Azimut. The overall height of Domani is completely custom, too. Few other megayachts of this size have four decks, including a sundeck.
Two decks aboard Domani show how the owner took multiple needs into consideration. He plans to cruise with his family, but also occasionally plans to host parties. One deck that serves both purposes is the sundeck. For family relaxation, there are three distinct sections. There’s the aft lounging and sunning spaces, a dining area amidships (covered, and able to be enclosed), and a hot tub fully forward. Come party time, the doors to the dining area remain open. This lets guests mix and mingle seamlessly across the span. One level down, just forward of the wheelhouse, about 1,076 square feet (100 square meters) is reserved for lounging, sunning, and/or dining. The owner of Domani and his family can enjoy privacy here while at the dock. And during parties, a host of friends can fit.
The owner even contributed a number of ideas to technical areas. Crew and guests alike get privacy, though they do have one area in common. The wheelhouse (above) isn’t just a work area, or an area where the owner and guests might pop in. The dash design sprang from his suggestions. Furthermore, note how four pedestal chairs sit here, rather than two helm chairs and an observation settee. Domani’s owner likes being active in navigation activities, as does his family. Those navigation activities can take them to a variety of places, too. Domani has a reported range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10½ knots, with Caterpillar C32 ACERT power.
As mentioned, Domani convinced Benetti to create a series of similar yachts. The model is the largest semi-custom offering, therefore part of what Benetti calls its Class yachts. One is already in build, and the shipyard reports ongoing conversations with other interested clients.
Come take an armchair tour of the 12-passenger Domani. Note the balcony that extends off the main-deck master suite, and the textured surfaces of walls. Numerous “made in Italy” brands figure prominently, too: