Domani Yachts, Belgium has a real sailboat builder again!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:02 PM
For a number of years, founder Michael Goddaert built a prototype in a small yard in Brecht, Antwerp. The sailboat turned out to be a success and together with Dutch naval architect Peter Bosgraaf and Flemish designer Jonathan Anthierens, a 3D model was designed and molds were made. This also explains the claim: "Belgian Design, Dutch Quality".
What started as a small and innovative project, has now grown into a mature production yard. The team also expanded professionally with a number of top business partners; Tom Blommaert, Dirk Vael and Jan Goderis, all passionate boat enthusiasts, but above all commercially successful with international sales and production experience, combining local talent and competencies.
Domani Yachts introduced its first Sportyacht S30 at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in January 2018, and immediately became a hit with the general public and the international press. Domani Yachts is now the only true Belgian sailboat builder.
The first S30 Sportyachts were sold last year. Domani participated in the Dutch ‘HISWA on the water’ where the Domani S30 was nominated for the election "HISWA boat of the year" and the INTERBOOT show in Friedrichshafen, followed by test trips on Lake Constance in Germany where the conditions were just astonishing; friendly sailors, wind, sun and the unique Alps in the background.
As a crown to all the hard work, the Domani S30 was nominated in January 2019 for the prestigious "European Yacht of the Year Award". The EYOTY Award is the most important and influential boat-builders prize worldwide; often referred to as the "Oscar" of sailing, it reaches an international audience of numerous sailing enthusiasts, boat owners and industry leaders. 12 magazines from all over Europe form the professional jury, each of them the leading voice in their respective countries and internationally respected. In October 2018, in Port Ginesta in Spain, the Domani S30 was extensively tested by this jury of journalists. The S30 was driven to the limit and performed extremely well in winds of more than 25 knots. Seaworthiness is an asset.
“Domani is about sailing Gran Turismo style: fast, fun and luxurious. A timeless elegance worthy or admiring looks, "says Michael Goddaert.
We like to call the Domani S30 a Sportyacht. This combines sportiness, performance and direct steering with a timeless look, the comfort and luxury of a pure sailing yacht. In other words: with this compact yacht, sailing sensation goes hand in hand with the look and feel of larger yacht. The aft deck is fantastic for sitting or sunbathing and offers easy access to the water for swimming or snorkeling. The interior is in turn luxurious, comfortable and bright. The low sea line makes the sensation total, the feeling of being one with wind and water.
The Domani S30 offers sportiness, luxury and design in one elegant boat. This way the Sportyacht brings the ultimate sailing experience within reach.
Quality is paramount at Domani ; a complete sandwich is built which ensures stiffness and light weight, optimal for the sailing sensation. DOMANI also resolutely opts for ecological materials; synthetic deck coverings and only an electric motor is offered in the range. Furthermore, only use of ‘A’ brands; Harken fittings, Swedish Seldén for the masts, Danish Jefa for the steering systems, Raymarine instruments and displays of the latest generation, Sunbrella exclusive upholstery, etc.
Due to the compact dimensions and light weight, the Domani S30 can also be perfectly trailered to the water of your wishes. Ideal for a relaxing or sporty day or weekend sailing.
“The Domani S30 is a unique combination of design, performance and yachting lifestyle. Handmade in small series with the very best materials, "says Michael Goddaert.
Luxury, comfort and design
On board the DOMANI S30 you can enjoy the unique Yachting lifestyle. Cozy chatting with your party in the seating area or sunbathing on the spacious aft deck, at the helm in the central cockpit or relaxing in the pleasant interior with lots of natural light. This Sportyacht equals fun for both the fanatic sailor and the invitees.
Sportively calculated down to the details
With daysailing being the first is not a must, but it is good to know that speed and sportiness were important issues in the design. Consider the generous sail plan that goes with good weather sailing, code 0 and gennaker sail, originating from a unique bowsprit.
From architecture to design
The S30 may look like the lounge boat par excellence, but once the sails are up, the boat is fast, manoeuvrable and extremely seaworthy. Naval architecture as a starting point, distinctive design as USP.