Originally Posted by CnC40sailor
Ahhh, it seems I have not made myself understood! The impeccable reputation as a cruiser, I am fully aware but as a performance boat, that is new to me! I saw a review on the Solaris 44, the boat of interest, on yachtingworld and was very impressed but could not attain other reviews! I will certainly analyze the posted link, and if you could lead me to others I would be most grateful!!
Oops, didn't even notice the posted link was the one I had previously seen! On a previous point, could you direct me to aclaimed websites, the others I generally take with a grain of salt
. That's just the abib in me !
Well, it is difficult to consider not aclaimed a thread that has more than 600000 hits, half of them on the last year.
Regarding Solaris the boats are primarily luxury performance cruisers not properly cruiser racers like less known Italian boats like Mylius, Sly or It.
It is more easy to find now information on the Solaris 37 because it is a new boat (you have tests on Italian Magazines and a very good test on voile and voiliers) while the 44 has already some years. At the time I remember to have read tests on Italian magazines but on the net I can only find the one from Y&S, here it is:
You can find here a test on the Solaris 48:
Regarding the 44 if you are really interested on the boat the best you can do is to book a test sail. Nothing substitutes a proper test sail. you can book it here for next Mars:
Test Sail a Solaris « Richard Baldwin Yachts News