You can search all you want, but a vessel like this on the market is almost unique. The Solaris Power 40 Open, from the outside, is immediately noticeable for its highly original design, which takes its cues from the timeless lines of lobsters. This boat has a length of 12 meters overall and aims to offer, in a very competitive market segment, some distinctive elements on board such as, precisely, excellent seaworthiness, layout and distinctive line.
Solaris Power 40 Open
Layout-wise, from the stern, we start with a large platform, whose main merit, in addition to the convenience of access to the water, is that it is on the floor level of the rest of the cockpit. The aft sundeck, under which there are three lockers, at the front converts to a settee and serves as a seat around the table, offset by another on the other side.
This then is the area that you can devote to dining and aperitifs, or simply to chat while sitting comfortably under a large T-Top capable of sheltering a rather large area on board.
The beauty of this enclosure is the single center-pillar design that provides a virtually 360-degree view from the dashboard. In short, when you are on board you will have almost no visual obstructions around you, and especially those who steer the boat will enjoy optimal perspective. Speaking of the wheelhouse, everything is geared toward ease of steering and onboard intuitiveness with a mix of physical buttons, chartplotter, and joystick.
There are, then, three sessions to make sailing a social time as well. At the bow, the second sundeck and the deckhouse in general end with a downward curve, lending momentum to the already curvy line that exploits the same effect aft with the broadside.
Below deck there is a choice of one or two cabins, with the owner’s cabin always forward in both solutions. Interior volumes were the focus of the design effort and also led to having a bathroom with a separate shower stall.
This forty-footer is intended to be comfortable, then, not only for the day on the water, but also for longer sailings that may include one or more days of overnight stays on board. There was, therefore, a focus on volumes on board, not only in the convivial spaces, for example, but also in the engine room, which is designed to be large and easily accessible on the one hand and able to emit low noise and vibration on the other.
Solaris Power 40 Open – How it sails
Let us now focus on the hull. The signature of Brunello Acampora, is in itself an excellent calling card for this hull that touches 42 knots of top speed. But beyond speed there is more. This opena viva was created to offer stability both at sea and at anchor, even without outriggers, benefiting silence and energy efficiency on board. Another element that will appeal to boaters is the dry deck surface when sailing and the smoothness when passing over waves.
It should then be mentioned that, unlike normal planing hulls, those of Solaris Power (and not only of the 40 Open) are designed to cope without rolling even with displacement phases from 10 to 14 knots. Speaking of thrusters, the thrust is basically entrusted to two 280-horsepower Volvo Penta V6s with which 31 knots maximum speed and 21 knots cruising speed are reached. For those seeking more excitement in terms of performance, diesel engines, again Volvo, are available, culminating in the 440-horsepower D6s with which the Solaris Power 40 reaches 41 knots of top speed.
Excerpt from Motor Boats No. 30 –
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Data Sheet of the boat: Solaris Power 40 Open
|Length f.t. LOA||11.97 m|
|Beam width||3.85 m|
|Draught Draught||0.73 m|
|Displacement. Vacuum Dry displacement||8,231 kg / 9,040 kg|
|Displacement. at full full displacement||9,324 kg / 10,130 lb.|
|Serb. Water Water tank||250 l|
|Serb. fuel Fuel tank||1.000 l|
2 x Volvo Penta V6 280 – PetrolDiesel:
2 x Volvo Penta D4 300
2 x Volvo Penta D6 380
2 x Volvo Penta D6 440
2×280 hp 5800 rpmDiesel:
2×300 hp 3500 rpm
2×435 hp 3500 rpm
2×480 hp 3800 rpm
|Vel. max (knots) Max speed (kt)||31-41 kn|
|Vel. croc. (nodes) Cruis. speed (kt)||21-27 kn|
Brunello Acampora / Victory Design – Solaris Power Design Team
|Shipyard Shipyard||Solaris Power|