The Solaris 55 is a yacht that is for sailors who expect great performance but who also wish to be able to sail with reduced crew. Designer Javier Soto Acebal worked with the Solaris Yachts team for fourteen months to develop this yacht and to ensure that she works perfectly in terms of performance, aesthetics and functionality. Her performance hull shape carries maximum beam aft and the high stability ratio and righting moment is a function of her design together with her t-keel with lead bulb and cast iron fin which has a stability ratio of over 40%.
As with her sisters, the control lines are within easy reach of the helm and the signature self-tacking jib makes her easily handled with a small crew. Solaris recognise the importance of providing generous storage so the stowage available on the Solaris 55 is large and she also has a dedicated liferaft pod. There is also a large hydraulically operated tender garage with a wide transom door enabling the easy deployment of the dinghy while the transom also serves as an ample swim platform.
Internally again, there is ample stowage for equipment and provisions allowing the 55 to spend lengthy periods away from port sailing or at anchor as you wish. All the sleeping cabins have en-suite heads compartments and there are two options for the owners’ stateroom where either a centreline or outboard berth can be fitted. The starboard aft cabin can be fitted with two single berths and given its generous size is very much a VIP cabin for guests. The large watertight deck locker forward can also be fitted out as a crew cabin with its own heads facilities unless you prefer to use the area as a fitted stowage area with shelves and storage boxes.
Again, with a choice of interior finishes – light oak, teak, washed and antiqued oak, the craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality throughout is as you would expect from Solaris Yachts.