A Mini-Metamorphosis for Dominator Yachts

Written by Roxanne Hughes

Written by Roxanne Hughes

Making a break from her larger sisters in Dominator Yachts’ Ilumen series, the 35-foot Midi Ilumen brings about a complete change in size and structure, but packs the same pleasingly luxurious punch.

The latest vessel from Dominator Yachts, the Midi Ilumen, was unveiled to press and VIPs at an exclusive ceremony in Portonovi Marina, Montenegro, and christened MY Safespace. The beautiful One & Only Resort was the setting for the occasion, which saw MY Safespace take centre stage.

With the Midi Ilumen model, Dominator Yachts have set out to craft a yacht that will turn heads for its bold aesthetic whilst at the same time offer a more understated elegance. Purposefully designed to stand out in the marina, Dominator Yachts describe this model as perfectly combining advanced technical features with an extraordinary exterior profile and highly-custom interior design.

When it came to the exterior profile of this new model, the team at Dominator Yachts sought to incorporate the most distinctive elements of the larger Ilumen boats, such as the masculine A-pillars that support the reverse windshield and cabin hard top, the trademark Dominator ‘rollbar’, and retractable ‘moonroof’ for star gazing. 

Offering many of the luxury amenities on a yacht owner’s wish list, the Midi Ilumen is equipped with a BBQ and fridges in the cockpit, two large sun pads to aft, alfresco dining space for eight, and wireless charging points integrated to the teak.

The high-end interior found within seems out of place on this 35-foot day boat. It enjoys an incredible influx of natural light, and the open space is stylishly suited to weekend cruising or even working onboard.

There’s a C-shaped sofa in the bow with raise-and-lower table that allows for conversion to a double berth, there’s a compact galley to port and a bathroom to starboard, which is separated from the cabin by a smart glass bulkhead that can be switched from transparent to opaque for privacy. 

Fine woods are used throughout in tones of dark and light grey oak, together with the finest Nubuck. The floor features an ash grey parquet, while the bulkheads and ceiling are covered in neutral-toned Alcantara with dark grey leather details and Hibiscus-coloured stitching. Stainless steel details are incorporated to enhance the interior’s luxury, and the bathroom is a mix of lacquered surfaces and Astana grey marble.

The yacht’s engineering benefits from Dominator’s experience with larger vessels, and innovative processing techniques have been used to achieve the best solution for all technical aspects, especially concerning safety and performance, and the Midi Ilumen boasts an advanced structural composition. 

The result is a planing hull with excellent seakeeping and handling capabilities, and high cruising speeds in any weather condition. Depending on the engine option selected, the boat can reach speeds ranging from 35kts to 48kts in an extremely safe manner, maintaining a very high level of comfort.

Ideal for day-long island hopping and weekend excursions, this is a boat we’re expecting to see become commonplace in the Balearics.


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