In 2020, the Solaris 60 was launched. This model, we hope, will alter the way one builds or conceives a yacht and will influence nautical design for the next ten years. The Solaris 60 is inspired by the idea of creating a Mini-Maxi, a high performance sailboat, with an overall length of 18.31m. This length allows a vessel to take part in offshore racing, in Mini-Maxi class, including the main event in Porto Cervo that takes place every year.
The main innovation of the Solaris 60 is the cockpit because of its full width steering wheels. You can steer the boat without the intrusion of the sprayhood. This ensure that the jib’s luff is always completely left in sight while sailing.
The width of the steering system allows to lower the lifelines in the aft area and to lift them near the two steps that lead to the side decks. This solution is normally adopted on very big boats, bigger than 140ft. Moreover, thanks to the width of the wheels even during manoeuvring and navigation, the helmsman will have an unobstructed view without any kind of obstacle.
The control lines are located within easy reach of the helm and the signature self-tacking jib makes her easily handled with a small crew. Behind the wheels several seat options are available to steer in different sea conditions, even sitting down.
Below deck, you will find a typical Solaris Yachts layout, which includes a galley slightly hidden by two steps forward and for the first time two aft cabins with single or double beds, with a wide porthole facing the interior of the cockpit.
The owner’s cabin, situated in the front, is extremely wide and equipped with a wide capacity and with the option of outboard or central bed.
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.
Special focus has been given to the crew cabin too, situated in the bow, equipped with a separate bathroom.
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.