12 January 2016
In the world of sailing the Italian style has a well-defined character and the Solaris yard represents it at its finest: essential boats, their decks clean and uninterrupted, with elegant and slender lines that give them a streamlined profile. The new Solaris 50 yacht, a 15-meter/50-foot model designed by the Argentine Javier Soto Acebal, has all these characteristics: the halyards and sheets have vanished from the surface and everything runs underneath the top-quality teak that covers a deck whose proportions have been studied down the last millimeter. Quality and extreme care taken over the finishes are what dominate below deck, where the spaces and fittings have been designed by Lucio Micheletti. Functionality, on the other hand, characterizes the carbon and fiberglass hull and the cockpit, whose double-wheel steering gear is served by four winches to which all the sheets and halyards are connected, so that the skipper can have complete control of the craft. The generous sail plan has an integrated bowsprit to which powerful asymmetrics like a gennaker or code 0 can be attached. Under way, the hull designed by Soto Acebal offers high performance and smooth passage over the waves, and the deep sail locker in the bow can be used as a crew berth if the owners want to sail in total relaxation. In the stern, finally, the large tender garage allows the tender to be launched without having to make the effort to rotate it.