The Dominator Ilumen series continues, with two new deliveries set for this summer. Here, we’re giving you some of the first looks at the interior of one of them, Cadet V.
If you’re unfamiliar with the background, the Dominator Ilumen 28 series kicked off with Kalliente (below), delivered last year. The shipyard uses carbon fiber construction for the 92-foot (28-meter) megayachts. It’s therefore a departure from the more typical fiberglass approach. Carbon fiber augments strength while saving weight. This, in turn, helps to boost performance, too. Dominator has not stated what Cadet V will do speed-wise. But, Kalliente reportedly hits a top end of 21 knots with MTU power and Fortjes pod drives. In addition, all Dominator Ilumen 28 yachts have a blade-like bulbous bow for better seakeeping.
All Dominator megayachts are semi-custom. Expect Cadet V to be bold. The owner is a fan of the artist Stefano Curto. Curto uses thousands of Swarovski crystals and other stones in his works. He does this to catch and reflect light. He also selects these same materials for their rich colors. This allows him to play with natural brightness and tones, and to evoke natural emotions. In working on Cadet V, Curto met personally with Angela Pernsteiner, managing partner of Dominator, and other shipyard representatives. He says, “Knowing where on the yacht the art pieces would be positioned and that they would form part of a journey inspired me to create art made to shine in the sea.”
The artwork at the top of this page is just one of the pieces custom made for Cadet V. It’s a large piece taking center stage in the saloon. The colors pick up on those of the sea. Various other shades of blue, along with gray, additionally appear throughout Cadet V for the same reason. In fact, the grey-stained oak above is one of three tones of the wood aboard. Additionally, rich-tone palisander wood appears onboard.
Cadet V will accommodate an owner’s party of eight. On a related note, the same-size Zalanka launches the same month as her, in June.