Rob Doyle Design and Van Geest Design have collaborated to present Domus, a 40 meter sailing catamaran with an interior volume that rivals a 60 meter motor yacht.
With speed, space and eco-responsible cruising at the forefront of design, Domus aims to become the first truly zero-emissions yacht over 750 gross tons.
Image credits: Rob Doyle and Van Geest
“The unique design combination of solar power, hydro-regeneration technology and hydrogen fuel cells gives Domus unlimited range with zero emissions,” the design team said.
“An optimized solar power and battery storage system allows the yacht to operate during the day and then switch to the battery system at night. This also means that Domus is completely silent with zero emissions at anchor.
Alongside real eco-references, Domus was designed with performance in mind. To reduce drag and improve speeds, it will be able to list at an angle of two degrees. It will also ensure comfortable cruising with minimal rolling.
Domas offers 783 square meters of interior space
The interior space of the yacht covers 783 square meters spread over two decks. There are six guest cabins in total, with four VIPs and two large owner’s suites, each equipped with its own seating area.
The property includes a cinema room, gym and lounge with bar. Domus also has a spa area with swimming pool.
Domas will be able to list at an angle of two degrees
The word Domus designates a one-storey house built around an atrium, with many rooms opening onto the central atrium. The yacht borrows aspects of this design to create an elevated and open feel on board.
Working together on the project, Rob Doyle and Van Geest Design have done extensive research into the practicalities and safety features associated with trimarans. “We strongly believe that if you want the benefits of multihulls over 40 meters, the only practical solution is a trimaran,” added the design team.
“Just because superyachts are what they are today doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. We were constantly looking at every aspect of the design and wondering ‘is there a better way’? We truly believe this project will redefine what a multihull sailing superyacht can be.”
Alongside the 40-meter concept, the designer duo are working on a larger version of the concept for a shipyard.