Rob Doyle Design and Van Geest Design collaborated to create Domus, a 40-meter sailing trimaran that boasts an interior volume comparable to a 60-metre motor yacht.
Domus is a zero-emission yacht that aims to be the fastest, most space-efficient, and eco-conscious yacht to exceed 750 gross tons.
“The uniquely designed combination of solar power, hydro-regeneration technology and hydrogen fuel cells gives Domus unlimited range with zero emissions,” the design team said.
“An optimised system of solar power and battery storage allows the yacht to motor during daylight hours and then transfer over to the battery system at night. This also means that Domus is fully silent with zero emissions while at anchor.”
Domus was designed to perform, not only because of its eco-credentials. It will be able to reduce drag and increase the speed at an angle of 2 degrees. This will ensure that the cruise is comfortable and with little rolling.
The yacht’s interior area covers 783 sqm, split over two decks. Six guest cabins, including four VIPs and two large owner’s suites, are available. Each has its own lounge area.
The hotel offers a gym, a cinema and a saloon with bar. Domus also has a spa with a swimming pool.
Domus is a single-storey home built around an atrium. Many rooms open up to the central atrium. This design creates an open, lofty feeling aboard the yacht. Rob Doyle and Van Geest Design worked together to research the safety and practicalities of trimarans. “We strongly believe if you want the benefits of multi-hulls at a 40-metre-plus size, the only practical solution is a trimaran,” the design team added.
“Just because superyachts look the same as they do now does not mean that they should remain this way. We looked at every aspect of this design constantly and asked ourselves, “Is there a better way?” This project will change the definition of a multi-hull sailing superyacht.
The design duo is also working on a larger version for a shipyard in addition to the 40-metre concept.