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2021 Solaris 50

by Randy Woods
Solaris 50

Designed in Italy and well appointed with teak decking, a carbon-fiber mast, and a hydrodynamic hull, this electric blue racing cruiser, available from Elliott Bay Yacht Sales, ticks all the boxes.

By Randy Woods / Photos Courtesy of Elliott Bay Yacht Sales

Just three years old, this striking, electric blue, racing cruiser looks brand new and ready to take on the windswept whitecaps of Puget Sound this summer. The Italian-made Solaris 50 was designed by Javier Soto Acebal, who worked alongside naval architect Germán Frers for several years. Launched in 2021, it builds off the success of the Solaris 48 model that first set sail in 2006.

The high-performance cruiser exemplifies the term “push-button sailing,” with all control lines tucked away under the teak decking and a self-tending, non-overlapping jib. Four Harken radial 50 electric winches are mounted forward of the helm twin wheels for easy line handling from the cockpit. Rigging includes a Doyle Cruising Stratis 1100CT roll-boom mainsail, a Harken MK IV TD furler, and a beefy Hall Spars carbon-fiber mast. A permanent bowsprit stows the Lewmar Delta anchor ahead of the bow, providing space for an asymmetric spinnaker tack well forward of the headstay.    

The sleek, uncluttered deck and teak-lined cockpit feature a spacious aft gathering area for entertaining guests, with thickly padded seating and a fixed, drop-leaf table. A foldable dodger protects the cockpit from spray and harsh weather while under way but can be neatly stowed inside a deck compartment on calmer, sunnier days. The navigation consoles near the ship’s wheels feature a suite of B&G electronics, including radar, autopilot and VHF, along with a Fusion stereo system.

Belowdecks, the interiors are richly appointed with light-colored wood paneling, luxurious fabrics, and six integrated hull windows with tempered, shaded glass. The salon includes a compact and efficient galley, equipped with a three-burner propane stove, an oven, a stainless steel sink with a cover, and plenty of storage space. Forward of the galley is a large dining table, surrounded by U-shaped bench seating and another cushioned sofa opposite.

The owner’s cabin, located forward of the salon, includes a queen-sized Pullman berth and en suite head with a separate shower. Two nearly identical guest cabins are found aft, as well as a second day-head with shower.

Engine power is provided by a 75-hp Volvo Penta D2-55, paired with a Volvo 130S saildrive and a Gori 3 blade folding propeller. Other mechanical equipment includes a Maxpower retractable bow thruster, a Webasto Airtop 55 forced-air diesel heater, and a 1,500W Lofrans windlass. The stern also folds down to reveal a small dinghy garage. A deep, fin-bulb keel and high-aspect, single rudder complete the hydrodynamic, E-glass, and PVC Airex core composite hull shape.

Specs & Info

LOA 50’10” · Beam 14’9” · Max Draft 8’6”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
98 gals. / 121 gals. / 32 gals.

Auxiliary Power

Volvo Penta D2-55 + 130S Saildrive


Elliott Bay Yacht Sales
Seattle, WA
Paul Jenkins CPYB

Solaris 50

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