Spectacular new zero-emission trimaran—Domus— designed collaboratively between Van Geest and Rob Doyle Design

Domus single-storey house which was built around a courtyard known as an atrium. Atriums had rooms opening up off of them and they had no roofs. A domus had many rooms including kitchen, bath, dining, and bedrooms.”

The designers offer their thoughts and explanations as to why their design will work for today’s market.

Why a Trimaran?

Van Geest Design has collaborated with Rob Doyle Design on a revolutionary new trimaran which they are calling Domus. Large Trimarans have proven to be faster than equivalent sized catamarans. This is well demonstrated in the offshore / inshore racing world and the 2010 Americas Cup where BMW Oracle (27m Trimaran) beat Alinghi (27m Catamaran).

Domus is designed to heel 2 degrees to allow the weather hull to come out of the water, thus reducing drag and increasing performance. This is impossible to achieve in a Superyacht Catamaran.

Easier to build – Catamaran systems have to be doubled for the two hulls, this significantly increase the cost of the vessel, by going the trimaran route we have all the systems and engineering in the center hull just like a normal construction method and the Armas are kept simple.