The 111-foot-long Solaris 111 was one of many yachts I used to be desirous to see in individual on the 2021 Monaco Yacht present. And after spending some high quality time aboard with Solaris Yachts proprietor Marc “Gio” Giorgetti, I can truthfully say this horny high-performance sailboat that was designed by Javier Soto Acebal, and constructed by Solaris Yachts in Italy, exceeded my expectations.
I do know this isn’t a really technical evaluation however…the whole lot concerning the boat simply felt… proper. The hull has a contemporary form that each one Solaris crusing yachts have. They’re environment friendly (i.e. quick) with out sacrificing consolation or seakeeping. And the heavy bulb on the top of lifting fin-keel gives loads of upwind efficiency whereas additionally making it simpler to entry shallower waters.
Down under, I liked the massive foremost saloon that’s flooded with pure gentle. The continual glass band beneath the coach roof and glass hatches in addition to the companionway door are very well achieved.
However I believe the proprietor’s suite, that’s positioned all the best way aft (on the yacht’s most beam) may very well be the yacht inside’s star attraction. In reality, I’ve by no means seen such a intelligent use of area on a crusing yacht on this measurement vary.
The aft-facing companionway doorways angle upwards and double as skylights. When opened, the proprietor’s personal cockpit turns into a part of the suite making this a real personal area with direct entry to the ocean. Mild from the large companionway door additionally filters into the suite all the best way to the doorway of the his and her separate loos.
Too unhealthy I couldn’t see how the boat sailed for myself as a result of it was “trapped” within the present. I assume I’ll simply must go to Italy for my take a look at sail subsequent spring!