Italian concept wins Yacht of the Year 2016 for Performance Cruiser
After the success of the 48-footer, which was first introduced in 2006 and which is still a reference when it comes to design, performance and functionality to all owners, designers and engineers, Solaris renews the challenge in the 15-meter market with the ground-breaking new Solaris 50, which celebrated its world premiere at boot Düsseldorf 2015. With the new 50-foot yacht Solaris wants to continue the success of the Solaris 48.
New solutions and proven systems In the 8 years of market presence the 48 has conquered not only the European market but also found owners on all other continents. The goal is to combine new solutions with proven systems and implement these to the 50-foot model by building an evolutionary yacht with the most innovative standards for the next decade.
Hull and deck After the 44, 58 and 72, the new 50' represents the latest evolutionary step of the hull lines designed by Soto Acebal, where the balance of the hull is demonstrated by high performance and smooth sailing on the water. The deck gear is kept functional and minimalistic - only 4 winches are positioned by the wheels, to allow easy handling at the helm position, as well as the self-tacking jib with recessed track. The sprayhood can be folded away completely. The integrated bowsprit allows to attach new generation sails such as gennaker and code 0. The sail locker is large enough to enable the option of a crew berth. A large tender garage with wide transom door enables launching the tender without the need to rotate it.
Interior The saloon benefits from an improved use of space: a larger galley and storage space and fridge with drawers. There is also a guest head with separate shower cubicle and wet locker which drains into the shower bilge. The aft cabin comes with twin standard size berths. There are two possible options for the navigation area (outboard and traditional), both versions with quarter-berth against the sofa.
Technical Specifications: Length over all: 15,40 m Beam: 4,55 m Draft: 2,60 m - 2,80 m Displacement (empty): 14.200 kg Engine: 55 - 75 PS