If home is where the heart is, then the Dom series should feel home-like indeed. Italy’s CCN has a new line of megayachts aimed at the new generation of yacht buyers. Named Dom after the Latin word for home, domus, it already has one model catching attention. She’s the Dom123, a 121-footer (37-meter).
Like the rest of the Dom series, the Dom123 bears design by Studio Vafiadis. Offering four of five staterooms, the design stays on trend while simultaneously providing flexibility. In terms of current trend, the five-cabin layout puts the master on the main deck. It further lines the master with full-height glass. Even with the four-stateroom configuration, though, buyers get a choice of two twins or two doubles to accompany two full-beam staterooms. The latter staterooms act as book ends for the twins/doubles. Considering beam is 28’5” (8.7 meters), all should feel comfortable.
In traditional fashion, the Dom123 has a more formal main saloon, with a dining area, and a more casual skylounge. A nice surprise in the skylounge, though, is a cinema screen. A handy pantry on this deck keeps snacks and drinks flowing no matter how long the movie is. Also handy, and practical, the galley sits on the main deck, naturally just forward of the dining room.
Additionally practical, CCN and Studio Vafiadis place the captain’s cabin adjacent to the wheelhouse. The crew cabins are all below decks, with a mess and laundry area close by.
Performance-wise, the all-aluminum Dom123 promises a good turn of speed. CCN has already tank tested the hull design, with a bulbous bow for better seakeeping. The shipyard anticipates a top end of 21 knots and a cruise of 18 knots with MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesels. Furthermore, the Dom123 should see a best range of 3,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Wherever she cruises, the megayacht invites buyers and guests to enjoy alfresco relaxation, of course. Sliding doors and windows in the sky lounge open it up to a dining area out on deck, for example. The ubiquitous hot tub sits on the flying bridge, meanwhile. And, for more fun on the water, the tender garage can hold a boat to about 19 feet (6 meters). Additional toys like a PWC can sit on the foredeck, with a dedicated launching crane.