“It was difficult to improve on a boat as successful as the Solaris 50, but we managed it”. With this statement designer Javier Soto Acebal, connected from his studio in Argentina, began his speech to explain how the new Solaris 50 came to be, unveiled at the official launch event held at the Marina di Monfalcone (formerly Hannibal) of the new Red Bull ownership. Just a few kilometres from the Solaris yard in Aquileia.
The new 15-metre unit is one of those boats that when you walk along the quayside and see it, you spontaneously stop, look at it and say, “What a boat!”.
The simplicity of its lines and the clever design of the deckhouse are extremely elegant, but at first glance they conceal the substantial innovations of this new model from the Italian yard, leader in the “premium” fast cruiser segment.
As its designer Soto tells us, the Solaris 50 not only has more volume than the previous version but has been designed to be even more stable under sail, with an even smoother passage over the wave.
Promises have been kept even in the deck layout where the lowering of the deck at the extreme stern, thanks to two comfortable steps down, makes the boat even more comfortable and aesthetically appealing.
The two rudder wheels are placed at either end of the sides, improving circulation on board and giving the helmsman absolute visibility of the boat, even with the sprayhood/bimini hoisted.
There are many small but very important details that we liked. From the movable seats for steering in all conditions, to the lowered aft drapery, the cockpit with twin tables and the self-tacking jib with recessed rail. A small masterpiece is the tender garage where the tender is hidden in the stern transversely. Unique in its category.
Soto Acebal said, with data in hand, that performance has improved, especially when sailing at “wide” speeds, and the boat heels much less, thanks to the work done on the water lines.
We then went below deck to visit the three-cabin, two-head version designed by Patrick Roseo. The finishes, obviously for a boat of this level, are flawless with a rational layout that includes a large master cabin forward and two spacious cabins aft. The dinette is worthy of a larger boat and the galley offers space worthy of that found at home. It will be interesting to see the other layout available in the future with three cabins and three heads thanks to the galley layout on the starboard side.
The yard’s managers have emphasized that the Solaris 50 is the most successful boat in its history, with 20 units already sold!
To be seen until 25 April
If you would like to see the new Solaris 50 (and also the 60 and 64) in person, until 25 April, at Marina Monfalcone you can also go on board by booking a visit at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOA: 15.50 m
Max Beam: 4.78 m
Displacement: 15,900 kg
Ballast: 4,850 kg
Draft: 2.80 m (optional 2.35 m)
Sail Plan: 155 m2
Engine: Volvo 50 hp (optional 75 hp) with Saildrive
Water: 510 l
Fuel: 370 l
Design: Javier Soto Acebal
Interior design: Roseo Design
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