Just as cool, but half the price of her sister, the Solaris 58
This new 50-footer follows the fiendishly cool Solaris 58, which launched in early 2014 – including the pièce-de-resistance dreadnought bow and subtle aft chines. But, at nearly half the price of her larger sister, the Solaris 50 should prove a popular choice.
As the latest Acebal-designed range of Solaris yachts become increasingly sleeker, one thing hasn’t changed: their build quality remains top-drawer.
Javier Soto Acebal has drawn a hull that promises strong performance with a soft motion. It will have an integrated bowsprit for flying Code 0s and gennakers, and a self-tacking jib as standard for easy short-handed sailing.
Stowage has been well-considered throughout. The large sail locker can be converted to a crew cabin and a longitudinal garage will facilitate the launch and recovery of a tender. There is dedicated liferaft stowage and a wet-hanging locker inside, with drip tray and drainage.
Solaris is also finishing a custom-built 55. Although this is still a contemporary design, it will be much more a bluewater-orientated yacht with a sleek deck saloon, designed for short-handed global cruising.
Three Solaris 50s have already sold off plan, pre-launch and the 40-year-old yard in Aquileia already has five of the new 58s under construction.
Price ex VAT €480,000 (£387,000).
LOA 15.40m/50ft 6in
LWL 14.25m/46ft 9in
Beam 4.55m/14ft 11in
Draught 2.8m/9ft 2in
This is an extract from a feature in the February 2015 issue of Yachting World