january 16, 2020 - DOMANI YACHTS

Domani yachts World Première at BOOT 2020 (hall 17/a19)

At DOMANI we love the sea and all beautiful things on water whether you are sailing with elegance, speed and performance in great winds or silently motoring on a beautiful lake or alongside a magnificent coastline.

DOMANI YACHTS, forever driven by change, technology and innovation and known

for its Sailing range, decided to introduce a full electric Chase boat in the same DOMANI spirit.

As high-performance sailboat builders we can use our building philosophy of stiffness and lightweight sandwich construction needed for maximum efficiency specifically needed in E boating.
In return, the development of the E32 Chase boat boosts the in-house technology of E drive systems, the application of Lithium batteries and a more digital experience which is also required for the future developments in the DOMANI S range of sailboats.

Because of these new technologies and the recent developments in high torque electrical motors at #domaniyachts we believe the E32 is not only an addition to the current market offering but also the start of a whole new category in Yachting.

We are convinced that both segments, sailing & motoring will have more and more in common in the years to come and this is why we strongly believe to invest in both our S and E range.

The new DOMANI E32 Chaseboat - 100 nautical miles on one single charge.’

As a WORLD PREMIÈRE we will launch the E32, the world’s most efficient and quiet Chaseboat, built for ultimate range and speed @ zero emission. You will be able to witness the open version at BOOT Duesseldorf 2020.

We will also introduce you to the E32 Targa and E32 Gran Turismo versions. The E32 Targa offers sun protection and solar energy options, the E32 Gran Turismo, with a closed superstructure or hardtop, offers a more cruising oriented on-board experience.

The E32 Chaseboat will display the same qualities as the S30 Sportyacht, confirming DOMANI’s vision of innovation, technology and uniqueness.

Both DOMANI's sailing S30 Sportyacht and the next generation E32 electrical Chaseboat are presented on our stand in HALL 17/A19.

Driving sustainability in Superyachting

With the E32, DOMANI also targets the vast tender boat market of the superyacht industry.

Custom lifting points can be foreseen for easy lifting in garages, fast DC charging and a vast array of customization is possible, according to owner’s and mother yacht’s wishes.

At BOOT Duesseldorf in 2018 Jaap de Jonge and Michael Goddaert met for the first time. Jaap, having a background as a hydrodynamical engineer with the famous Dutch Damen Shipyard and having a career in design, engineering and operations with both Royal Huisman and Damen, was very interested in the lines and looks of the #domaniyachts. He mentioned to Michael he was busy designing the ideal hull for a motorboat with electrical propulsion.

Currently motorboat manufacturers are converting existing V-hulls to electric propulsion but this simply does not work; these mostly planing hulls are not made for fuel efficiency and the future of ultra-low or zero emission so Jaap designed a completely new type of hull, ideally built to exploit the power of electricity to the fullest, in this case a 50kW drive unit, making the boat as performant and quiet on the water as possible. The hull is specifically developed for the best efficiency possible. Comfortably cruising at 15km/hr, which often is a legal limit, but even fast cruising up to 20kts is a possibility.

Michael and Jaap joined forces to create the first full electric, zero emission Chase boat. The typical sexy looks, lines and reversed shear of the DOMANI S30 Sportyacht were applied to the new hull and the E32 Chase boat was born. Michael and Jaap named her Chase boat, as ‘motor’ remembered them too much of noisy diesel & petrol propulsions.

The sound of the bow wave is the claim. We aim at hearing only the bow wave when cruising

at 10 knots. Engineering focusses specifically on soundproofing of pumps, motors, and propeller. The E32 is cruising efficiently from 7 to 12kts, topping 20kts.

The goal is to offer zero noise, zero emission and a joyful new experience on the water. As sailboat builders we bring the art of lightweight and stiff boatbuilding.

As of 2020, Jaap will manage the build of the #domaniyachts range out of Friesland in the Netherlands, using the most innovative building technologies of vacuum infusion, 3D milling and printing. Only the best materials and quality, 100% Dutch Made.

DOMANI launches the first E32 with a direct driven axial flux engine with a power output of 50kW continuous. This engine, with a solid track record in #ev cars and aviation, has one of the highest power densities in the industry.

The engine will be resiliently mounted to a rigid in-house designed drive train via a constant velocity thrust bearing joint, designed to absorb even the smallest mechanical noises and vibrations.

A Lithium battery pack originating from the transport industry designed for extreme heavy duty and passing the strictest crash tests powers the electrical engine.

The onboard battery charger can be connected to either a single phase connection; charging at 3kW or to a three phase connection; charging with a maximum of 22kW.

The HMI screen will be a multi-functional touch screen showing all engine and battery parameters and digital chart and is also used for controlling digital switching, light dimming, controlling hatches, AV controls etc.

A DC to AC inverter of 6kW can be installed which converts the high voltage DC current to 230V AC. This enables to install domestic equipment without installing a generator set. Induction cooking, a tasty espresso and/or air conditioning can be used without the noise of a running generator.

A range extender/hybrid option of the E32 for autonomous operation or charging support is available. The consumption of the hybrid drive system is less than 4 litres per hour at 15kts.

A hydrogen generation system is under development.