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The balance of performance and comfort
There is a delicate balance between performance and pleasure. A fast line with a technical and empathetic trait represents the style of the boat: innate elegance
She is the result of an intensive and careful study of the real needs of those who know how to experience the emotion of sailing.
With such broad helm positions, the lifelines have been lowered in the aft area and raised near the two steps that lead to the comfortable side decks. This solution, typical of boats bigger than 140 feet, has been perfectly absorbed by the Solaris design: a continuous line links the aerodynamic and sleek coachroof to the cockpit, ending in a special way before the mast, a design feature that makes the deck stand out. The handling, in different sea conditions, is assured by the adjustable aft seats, which provide the option to helm even when seated.
The balance is also respected in the interior design, following the same parameters of unity, dimension and innovation, mixing a classical and warm layout with brilliant new solutions. The galley is slightly concealed by two steps forward, offering a large and comfortable area. Aft, you will find airy and light cabins, with single or double beds, both equipped for the first time with a wide porthole facing the interior of the cockpit.
Special attention has also been given to the owner cabin, featuring a convenient and wide storage space, with the option of choosing either a central or offset bed the high quality of the finishing exceeds expectations.
In addition, the crew cabin, situated forward and equipped with a bathroom and a separate shower, has been meticulously studied, preserving high privacy and autonomy on board.
Special care has been taken also for the composite, slightly recessed outboard chainplates. As well as for the backstay that terminates below deck, hiding the view of the hydraulic cylinder. The tensioner consists of one folding cylinder in the tender garage that thanks to the longitudinal access, presents a smaller internal intrusion.
The main bulkheads are made of composite and they are resinbonded to hull and deck. The hull is built in sandwich, the internal frames and girders are vacuum infused, no structural liners are adopted.
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Influencing the nautical design for the next ten years
The familiar layout of this Solaris flush-deck performance cruiser is updated to include a large galley that spans the full beam of the boat along with the option to have the forward owners cabin forward / centered or aft and offset to bring the bed back to the bulkhead maximising comfort at sea.