The Solaris 72′ Classic Custom
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The Solaris 72 Classic Custom is a real bluewater yacht! Javier Soto Acebal is always one step ahead of everyone else in the yacht design business. In a partnership between him and Solaris, a two year programme of intensive experimentation and research led to the development of this retro-classic design with lifting keel. The hull is radical, modern and gives a smoothness of handling in the most testing of conditions. The aft area chine reduces drag resistance. The weight distribution throughout the yacht is carefully configured to control pitch and roll; in particular the carbon mast, boom and rigging helps optimise the trim. The steel mast base ensures great structural integrity between the mast and the hull, reinforced by the meticulous bonding of the bulkheads with all elements of the hull and deck. Strong, safe, well-balanced and stiff to the wind, this boat looks after its passengers.
The deck design and styling is inspired by the classic pilot yachts of the Golden Age of Yachting. The deck layout allows passengers protected comfort, great visibility and ease of movement, whilst at the same time providing defined space for the helmsman’s cockpit and the rigging control systems. The passengers’ cockpit is spacious, and has options for sun protection and a table, should clients so desire. The underdeck halyard and sheet system allows passengers access the clear, curving space of the teak deck. With a swim platform, storage for a dinghy and a wide sun deck aft, as well as generous sail storage spaces fore and aft, this boat has what it takes to satisfy the serious sailor with a taste for the good life.
Interior – Finished to the demanding specifications that are the signature style of Solaris, the potential for the interior of this yacht is extensive. In consultation with the client, Solaris can design and execute an interior that may include: an owner’s aft stateroom and an en-suite guest’s cabin; in the centre, a raised saloon with settee, table, fitted furniture, panoramic visibility and a galley area; and in the forepeak, another guest cabin, crew quarters and utilities. None of these features compromise the space available for storage, which is significant.
With the large volume this yacht offers, Solaris have been able to utilise the space incredibly effectively. The dimensions mean that there are no compromises in the availability of space, whether it be for storage, function or comfort. The aft stateroom boasts an island berth, seating, extensive storage and hanging lockers, as well as an en-suite with double basins and superbly appointed shower room. Guest cabins are spacious and well-proportioned, with ample storage and hanging space, and their own en-suites. Crew quarters are also generous and beautifully finished.
The saloon makes excellent use of its raised position in the boat, with light flooding in from the all-round windows. Seating up to 12, it is a spacious and elegant area within which to entertain, or to enjoy the sailing in inclement weather. The galley kitchen is ergonomically designed and very well equipped with induction hobs, electric oven, extractor hood and sink units of the highest quality, all perfectly configured for use at sea. In addition, there are fridge, freezer and dishwasher units as standard. There is excellent storage space, with much potential for extra utilities if so desired.
The quality of finish is as high as you would expect it to be in a Solaris yacht; and the underlying internal work is part of the structural integrity of the whole boat; thus, as well as looking beautiful, the design and workmanship is part of the 72’ Classic’s durability and desirability. Standard joinery is in teak, but other options are also available – and whilst the standard fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality, the design and build process allows for great flexibility.