A major breakthrough in deck ergonomics in the 44’ sector for Solaris Yachts, the four-winch system was first developed on the Solaris 60 and proved so successful that all Solaris from 44’ upwards now feature this concept, with all lines running below deck. The helmsman of a Solaris 44 can control the sheets, halyards and reef lines effectively single-handing the yacht.
The hull shape is an evolution of the Solaris 55 with a soft chine in the stern quarter and a full width deck at the transom. The maximum aft beam is further enhanced by twin rudders which provide superior grip and directional stability when powered-up. There is a large sail locker forward plus a large aft locker with top access from the cockpit for liferaft storage, inflatable and much more.
The interior is light, spacious and liveable, and benefits from an L-shaped galley to port and a choice of interior woods – oak, teak and walnut. The interior offers a number of different configurations to meet all family and crew requirements.
Careful consideration has been given to weight distribution to ensure perfect balance at sea, and the 44 shares all the same structural advantages of her larger sisters, such as composite main and forward bulkheads, fully-laminated bulkheads with no inner mouldings, E-glass and carbon fibre longitudinal and transverse structural floor beams resin bonded to the hull, stainless steel mast base above the keel and full-width composite chain plates.
It is quite fair to say the Solaris 44 has been a great success since its launch in Cannes 2018. There have been nearly thirty yachts constructed and their popularity remains undiminished. A stiff yacht, which is responsive on the helm, she revels in breeze and her sure footedness and seakeeping inspire confidence.