Following the successful launch of the Solaris Power 55′, with several boats already sold before the official presentation planned at the Cannes Boat Show next September, Solaris Power keeps on redefining the concept of the traditional American lobster boats, and introduces the new OPEN 48-footer, as the second model in the range – which will be available in Hard Top and Flying bridge versions.
The new Solaris Power 48’ OPEN has been conceived and built by the now-familiar dream team composed by Norberto Ferretti, Brunello Acampora and Giuseppe Giuliani. The boat offers a number of features which are unique in the category of day cruisers with unprecedented levels of comfort and livability both inside and outside.
Like the 55’, the new 48′ OPEN is a very technical craft, focused on seagoing capabilities, functionality and safety. The last generation propulsion system is perfectly integrated into the shape of the hull which has never been done before in this segment.
These capabilities make possible long cruises in adverse weather conditions with total safety and extended range. Moreover, the boat can boast a number of features that are difficult to combine in a single vessel: it is capable to cruise efficiently at low speed in displacement mode and as well over 35kts, unlike ordinary boats with planning hulls:
• it sails very safely also in unfavourable weather
• low fuel consumption, therefore greater range
• reduced CO2 emissions
• enhanced manoeuvrability thanks to its joysticks
• low noise level and zero vibrations
• great stability also when at anchor
Norberto Ferretti gave maximum consideration to comfort and livability, designing an open walkaround that offers the same cabin space of a conventional cabin cruiser.
• side terraces that can be opened, increasing the cockpit area by 20%, for enhanced space on board
• the interior layout is available also with two cabins, two bathrooms and a crew cabin including toilet
• a wide tender garage and stowage facility
• large and well-ventilated engine room, easily allowing the access to thrusters and other systems onboard
• sun-top (hard-top version)
To sum up, this boat is the first of a new generation of open boats, representing a big step forward, compared to the current offer on the market. On the main deck, starting from the bow, there is a sunbathing area with shaded headrest. The master station is rationally fitted with instruments, joystick and a complete dashboard, plus two touch-screens that can be configured accordingly to Owners’ needs.
Proceeding abaft there is the bar/cooking unit where the support of the carbon fibre T-top is located. There is then another sunbathing area, and the cockpit with two settees facing each other and a table in the centre, perfect for meals or aperitifs. Astern, the beach area with shower and a retractable 80cm ladder/gangway. A roomy garage is provided to store tender, fenders and water toys.
As for the interior layout, two different options are available: both of them have a full-beam master bedroom. This cabin is furnished with two wardrobes and a beauty area. During the daytime, the cabin is very bright thanks to its portholes that can be opened, while at night, the led lighting produces a relaxing atmosphere.
In the first version there is another cabin with twin beds, porthole and bathroom access, whereas, in the second version, the guest area is furnished as a comfortable living room.
A hatch at the prow leads to the crew quarter with their own heads. Two engine options can be chosen: VOLVO IPS 600 or 650, with a top speed of over 35kts. Cruising at an average 20kts, the range is about 300 miles.
Solaris Power 48′ OPEN worldwide première will take place at Cannes Yachting Festival – Solaris Power