From the Berthon International Solaris Yachts Desk
June 18th, 2020
I think it is fair to say that 2020 hasn’t quite got off to the start we imagined. The excitement generated at Boot Düsseldorf has been somewhat overshadowed by recent events. But here at Berthon International we remain determined and look forward to getting our clients back on the water as soon as safely possible.
The Solaris shipyard is now operating at full capacity, thanks due in no small way to their committed workforce. Like all of us adapting to the new normal, they have taken all the necessary measures to be able to resume work safely, hoping that this will be the start of a journey that once again will lead us to share our strong passion for the sea with all of you.
Solaris 47 Walkthrough Video –
In the absence of sailing, and for those of dreaming of building that next yacht, we have put together a selection of brief walk through videos of the yachts Solaris exhibited at Boot Düsseldorf 2020. We wish to remind those of you who attended why you fell in love with the Solaris range and also to inspire those of you who have been unable to view the Solaris yacht of your dreams in the flesh. We are therefore posting walkthroughs on the 44, 47, 50 and 64 RS for you to enjoy.
2020 was set to be an important year for Solaris and this remains very much the case with the recent launch of the new 80 RS being a particular highlight in company’s history.
The 80 RS is the latest evolution of more than 30 years of Solaris experience in the construction of boats of more than 70ft in the bluewater cruising sector.
The area that has benefited from the greatest evolution in recent years has been the construction of hull and deck. Solaris has long understood the importance of these, creating a production unit specialised in high-tech composite materials, the first of all the mass production shipyards. Here the Solaris 80s are built with SPRINT technology – epoxy resin pre-impregnated fabrics and Corecell core – assembled and then post-cured at high temperature in a controlled temperature oven.
This mix of materials combines maximum reliability with comfort in long voyages, even offshore with rough seas. These are the most valuable advantages:
Comfort given by the greater flexibility of glass fibres compared to carbon (no vibrations, no noise, softer on the waves and higher thermal insulation).
Carbon used only in the structures of the bottom of the hull and in the deck structures to ensure a higher resistance in the area of the keel, shrouds and stays.
Epoxy resins with industrial-level quality control processes (longer life/free from osmosis)
Post-cured epoxy resins at 90 degrees (the boat for its entire life is free from the “print-through” phenomenon – the marking of the fabrics on the surface of the hull due to the withdrawal of the fiberglass when exposed to the sun).
Corecell M type foam (avoids the problems of bubbles on laminates exposed to the sun).
NDT quality control process on all structural components installed on board.
Solaris Overview Video from Boot Düsseldorf –
Other notable, recent launches include the 64 RS and 58, so the yard is endeavouring to meet its commitments for this summer!