Solaris Power 48 Fly: the sea trial video

You’re aboard a 48-foot motorboat and there’s a 50-foot cross wave at sea, what do you do? If you’re hoping to get to port soon, you’re not sailing on a Solaris Power 48.

by Niccolò Volpati – video by Andrea Muscatello

The hull, designed by Brunello Acampora, is a guarantee. The boat is made to sail, not to look good on the dock.

The one we tested is the fly version, featuring 2 IPS 650 Volvo with two D6 engines of 480 hp each. The result? A top speed of over 30 knots with a total of 137 litres/hour. If you are content to sail at 25 knots, the litres/hour drops to 140 and at 20 knots, even less than 100.

Even when the sea is formed, just dose the gas to avoid jumping over the waves, even if you take them from the bow.

Good visibility from the inside and even better from the fly. There is plenty of space on board: in the cockpit, forward, on the flybridge and, of course, below deck, where you can find a dinette with 360° windows and a night area with facilities and cabins on the lower deck.

As in previous models, there is a great attention to detail and finishes. The construction quality is high and you can feel it.

In autumn, a third version of the 48 will make its debut. After the open and fly model, the lobster will make its appearance, featuring a smaller fly and a different cockpit layout.

Solaris Power 48 Fly – Technical specifications
Length overall: 14.35m
Hull length: 14.03m
Water line length: 13.40m
Beam: 4.87m
Draft: 0.75m
Approx. unladen displacement: 14,750 kg
Approx. laden displacement: 17,550 kg
Fuel capacity: 1,500 l
Water capacity: 430 l
Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta D6 IPS 600 320 kW / 435 hp 3500 rpm – 2 x Volvo Penta D6 IPS 650353 kW / 480 hp 3800 rpm
Max speed: 28 kn – 32 kn
Cruise speed: 20 kn – 24 kn
Cabins: 1/2
Bathrooms: 2
Capacity: 12 persons
Design: Brunello Acampora / Victory Design – Cav. Norberto Ferretti – Solaris Power Design Team

(Solaris Power 48 Fly: the sea trial video – – August 2020)