The Solaris 72’DH Custom
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The Solaris 72DH Custom is a modern yacht with traditional characteristics, this Doug Peterson design allows two people to navigate all seas in any weather conditions with safety and comfort. With this yacht, clients will experience the very best of the Solaris design ethic, a distillation of 40 years of experience in the crafting of semi-custom 72’ bluewater yachts. The utterly solid construction techniques and materials used by Solaris are fully in evidence in the Solaris 72DH Custom. The resistance to dynamic stress and torsion, characteristic of our boats, gives it stiffness and stability. The tried-and-tested hull shape gives an easy motion, particularly in heavy winds and seas.
But whilst the hull exhibits traditional waterline styles, the response in light winds is exceptional. This soft motion, along with easy trimming and good tracking, are the characteristics of her sailing qualities; she is forgiving to the uninitiated, whilst still offering the expert enough speed and responsiveness to make the journey an exciting one. Aft helm stations leave the leisure cockpit uncluttered. The helmsman has easy control of the boat, with all control lines leading aft to the cockpit. The wide passenger area allows for comfort and shelter, as well as a good view of the action and easy access to the panoramic views of the deck house, should conditions so dictate. With a hydraulic swim platform and sail storage fore and aft, life on board can be both practical and leisurely. Designed for the long haul, round-the-world sailor, this yacht gives maximum comfort with no compromise on seaworthiness. Equally at home amongst the islands of the Aegean, or the icebergs of Greenland, this is truly a boat for adventure.
Interior – A traditional layout means that the central location of the stateroom and guest cabins ensures quietness and privacy both in harbour and on the seas. The space available in this yacht means that during the long durations of ocean voyages, no compromise between adventure and comfort is necessary. It also means that the boat has the capacity for a full range of utilities, excellent storage capability, and social spaces that enhance the pleasure of long-distance sailing. There are two main layouts for the yacht. In both layouts, the fore of the yacht contains the owner’s cabin with en-suite, hanging lockers, and extensive storage. In one layout, the fore contains a guest cabin, whilst the other guest cabins, the galley and the crew’s quarters are to the aft of the raised saloon. In the other, the galley is fore of the raised saloon, whilst the guest cabins and crew’s quarters are aft. The galley is fully equipped with a gimballed gas hob and oven system, sink units and extensive worksurfaces, and fridge and freezer units as standard; there is also ample storage available.
The raised saloon is spacious and has spectacular views out over the deck of the yacht to the ocean beyond. Ten can be seated with ease, and there is also a dedicated navigation area with chart table and space for a navstation. Guest cabins and crew’s quarters are amply proportioned, with en-suite facilities. Ingenious use of space for extra utilities is available throughout the yacht, and access to the dinghy garage is possible through the aft of the boat. There is also flexibility in the possibilities for layout, as clients would expect with a yacht of this sophistication. Standard joinery is in oak, 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.