You rarely hear ‘custom boatbuilding’ and ‘affordable prices’ mentioned in the same breath, but the Dominator 800 has achieved that

Product Overview

Dominator 800

Pros:

  • Low profile design is unusually sleek
  • Custom boatbuilding at near-production boat prices
  • A strikingly well illuminated boat inside
  • Shaft drive or Rientjes pod drive options
  • Choose details such as handles and taps and towel rails

Cons:

  • Rientjes pod drives offer no significant benefits

Product:

Dominator 800 review

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Price as reviewed:

£3,146,000.00 (ex VAT)
The Dominator 800 is an unusual beast. Nowadays, mainstream boatbuilders are churning out production boats of 80ft or more in surprising numbers.

That is the polar opposite of Dominator’s approach. Instead it builds bespoke boats in very small numbers.

The Dominator 800 may be based on a standard glassfibre hull and deck, but the company customises all its boats so heavily that they are to all intents one-off boats.

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Our four cabin 800 – three is an option – was quite understated in its decoration, so subtly that it took two separate visits to Italy for its true character and its elevated quality to fully sink in.

Dominator 800 saloon

The Dominator 800’s saloon is bright and modern

Our 800 was a remarkably well lit boat, and this characteristic combined perfectly with Dominator’s extensive use of subtly smoked mirrors to reflect light around inside and visually enlarge the spaces.

The boat is as solidly built as any similar craft I have come across, in particular its internal doors are impressively weighty and will help damp internal noise.

Our particular owner had decorated all his bathrooms (even the day heads behind the inner helm) with Botticino marble, and it was all finished with exquisite precision.

Dominator 800 master cabin

The master cabin has a totally flat floor and a luxurious ensuite

Bear in mind that what you see here are only one person’s preferences – minutiae such as handles and head-linings, taps and towel rails, and the lights and the leather are all up for grabs, the only limit is your imagination.

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