BUILT BY SOLARIS IN ITALY 2007 TO A DOUG PETERSON DESIGN
Hull and deck in PVC sandwich construction with an Airex core.
Light grey gelcoat finishing for hull and white finish for the deck.
Transversal and longitudinal reinforcements of the bottom in marine plywood and good resin bond to the hull conforming the plans and calculations.
20mm structural bulkheads in sandwich plywood fixed to hull, structural floor and deck.
The deck and both cockpits have been fitted out with teak decking.Teak toerail.
Lead/antimony cast iron fin keel with bulb. Attachment to the hull through stainless steel bolts fitted to a fully laminated steel keel bonding frame.
The rudder shaft is in stainless steel and the free hanging rudder is in PVC sandwich construction with Airex core. The rudder is strengthened by a steel framework to the rudder shaft creating a strong and reliable rudder construction.
Displacement 20,500 kg.
Ballast 6,750 kg.
Designer Doug Peterson
Fuel Cap 1000 litres
Water Cap 820 litres
The deck equipment has been calculated and fitted out to Serigi quality for the sloop rig version.
All equipment from first class brands and quality are customised from the yard in stainless steel, mainly hand produced.
The deck hatches are GOIOT, series Cristal, and are fitted out with fly screens.
Solimar flush deck hatch at aft deck.
All locker hatches are custom made from Serigi constructed to a high standard.
The fixed tinted windows for the deck house are of safety glass.
There is a custom made Serigi sliding hatch for the saloon entrance.
All tracks, roller slides and all leading blocks are HARKEN
Mainsail sheet system.
Stainless steel hand rail at central cockpit each side
Stainless steel cleats – 2 at bow;4 amidships; 2 aft.
Stainless steel roller – 2 aft;2 amidships;2 at bow.
Outboard bracket on stern
This Solaris 53 has in mast furling mainsail. Push button controls at helm
Velscaf alloy mast white painted – masthead rig 4/4 sloop equipment and with three sets of spreaders.
Baby stay 2 runners
Engine navigation light and deck light.
HARKEN spinnaker boom track on nylon guides and up and down system with blocks and sheet stoppers. HARKEN slide for spinnaker boom head with tackles incorporated.
PVC tubing for water boxes vents and waste tanks until the first spreaders.
Bamar electric headsail furling unit.
Velscaf light alloy boom white painted:
Tapered on stern side.
Mainsail outhaul system for Velscaf roller slide, outhaul controlled at helm.
Central cockpit deck light.
1 x19 stainless steel wire rigging and stays as per sail plan with stainless steel turnbuckles. Spectra runners, including system to stow at spreaders.
Navtec system with outlets for boom vang,(2) backstays –control panel in cockpit aft on portside.
Mainsail furling 68.0 m2
Furling Genoa (145%) 82.0 m2
Gennaker 145.0 m2
The mainsail and the genoa were renewed in 2011.
IG 19.87 m
J 5.86 m
P 17.55 m
E 6.62 m
All by HARKEN, in black colour.
2 x 60.2 STEA electric version, for genoa sheets - on the cockpit coamings.
1 x 46 STEA electric version, for halyards - on the deck besides the mast.
2 x 46.2 STA for running backstays - in cockpit.
2 x 44.2 STA for halyards - fitted to the mast.
1 x 46.2 STA for halyards - on the deck besides the mast, starboard side.
The Solaris 53 DS is fitted with 3 cabins; 2 bathrooms with separate showers; a large saloon with a huge saloon sofa, also convertible into a bed, & a large saloon table; navigation table with instruments; and full galley. The available space throughout the yacht has been really well planned.
The bright and straight interior lining gives the Solaris a clear identity in combination with the high standard of the interior finish.
All woodwork is made carrying out the best nautical tradition.
All the edges of the hatches, bulkheads, seats, lockers etc. are rounded.
The main bulkheads are varnished with teak polyurethane varnish.
Secondary bulkheads, mainly at the centre and back of the yachts are varnished in white.
All the frames are made with glued plywood or solid wood.
Non visible sections are made with varnished Kaya mahogany.
20 mm Burma teak veneer flooring partially removable for bilge inspections.
Teak companionway ladder with straight steps.
Access to engine room is outstanding, with removable wooden covers in the stern cabins and an engine room door in the galley as well as an opening companionway ladder.
Engine room sound proofing made of foam rubber lead lined panelling.
Canvas blackout screens for portholes and hatches provided with snap fasteners.
White canvas screens for the cabin windows provided with snap fasteners.
The kitchen and bathroom tops are in Corian with Dornbracht taps all together in a very distinctive and luxurious style.
Double berth with access to the space under the berth.
Drawers, cupboards and side shelves. Ample storage in 2 wardrobes.
Burma teak veneer flooring.
Ensuite spacious bathroom with stainless steel wash-basin.
Tops in Corian finish and separate shower all constructed and finished in high quality materials.
Locker below wash-basin
Locker above with mirror and shelves
Electric toilet, type Tecma Silence Plus.
Solid teak grating floors.
Separate shower stall unit
2 upper/lower berths, drawers and shelves.
Entrance to the bathroom ensuite with the aft cabin.
Entrance to/from saloon.
Double berth with access to the storage under the berth.
Ample space in 3 cupboards and hanging locker.
Washbasin and storage below.
Lockers above with mirrors and shelves.
Stainless steel wash-basin.
Ensuite head to starboard with electric marine toilet type Tecma Silence Plus.
Solid teak grating floors.
Separate shower stall (access through to twin cabin)
Washing machine installed outboard in shower area.
U form sofa – dinette to port.
Solid teak fixable table with aluminium stand with shelves.
Chair with tube support at chart table.
Chart table with folding top to stow the sea maps
Chart locker in central sofa unit
Electric panel board with hinged door for inspection under chart table.
Instruments forward of chart table, lockers to other side
Large locker aft of chart area.
Situated on port side aft from saloon leading to aft cabin.
Galley and fridge working surface covered with Corian.
12V DC insulated GRP fridge box with Perspex shelves
3 burner stainless steel cooker type Techimpec, with oven.
2 front opening Frigoboat stainless steel fridges.
Alpes extractor hood fan in stainless steel over the cooker
2 stainless steel sinks.
Lower lockers with front door and drawers, upper lockers with sliding doors.
Door to a huge wet clothes locker situated besides the engine room.
Forepeak locker for fenders and sails. The floor of the locker is constructed for easy access towards the bow prop for maintenance. The storage has been constructed with a waterproof bulkhead, separate from the interior of the yacht.
Gas bottle storage for 2 gas bottles in central area of the aft lazarette locker.
Large storage compartment at stern for diving gear and all other usual equipment.
Place to store washboards.
Swim ladder (teak and stainless steel) stows in locker. Fitting to stow outboard engine in locker portside.
Storage compartments on starboard side of aft cockpit.
Yanmar 4JH4-THE 110hp (at 3200 rpm)
Max Power retractible bowthruster system – control at starboard helm.
The 53 DS has 2 steering positions with 2 x 90 centimetre steering wheels.
Solimar steering equipment has been used for the system and the quadrant has been fitted in a separate and protected area with easy access for maintenance.
The shaft has top and bottom bearings and leads all up to the deck where the stainless steel emergency tiller can be fitted.
The wheels have been fitted with elk hide leather.
Each pedestal is fitted with a Suunto compass with stainless steel protection bars.
The electric installation is divided in two systems: 24Volt DC and 220 Volt AC 50 Hz.
Electric panel board divided in two parts:-
- Switchboard for alternate current protection and distribution control with automatic magnetothermic switches each with functioning lights. Automatic differential general switch for protection on panel board.
- Switchboard for direct current protection and distribution control with automatic magnetothermic switches each with functioning lights.
Generator Onan 7 Kw (fitted in engine room)
Air conditioning Climma system 24.000 BTU, controllable in all cabins.
Aquamatic Washing machine - 3.5 KG capacity, installed at the aft shower
Boiler for hot water, capacity 16 lt. working through engine cooling water and by 220 V AC from shore (or generator).
Two manual bilge pumps positioned one inside and the other in the cockpit.
Electric bilge pump with suction from main bilge and one electric bilge pump with suction from engine bilge.
Bilge pumps and fresh water tank discharge abaft, 30 cm. over the water line.
Galley sink, bathroom basins and shower, discharge into a 40 lt. Grey water stainless steel sump tank located in the bilge lowest part.
Drainage by a pump of appropriate dimensions with automatic and manual control and filter mounted before the pump.
Central cockpit with two rigid GRP discharge pipe lines incorporated above the waterline and connected with flexible coupling and hose clamps.
Black water tank system with 1 x 80 litre tank.
Lofrans Project V 1500 Watt electric anchor winch, fitted in the anchor locker. Hand held cable connected control at bow, stows in locker. May also be remote controlled from the cockpit/helm.
80 m. of galvanized, calibrated anchor chain attached to a Delta anchor. Rocna 40
The stemhead is Serigi custom made of stainless steel.
Anchor storage compartment in the bow for the anchor chain (the compartment leans outward just above the waterline).
Deck/anchor wash system – outlet and hose in anchor locker.
Raymarine ST60 series instruments ( wind, log and echo sounder)
ST60 Raymarine Autohelm Series repeaters at aft cockpit x 4:
CH Wind direction
Graphic MFD x 2
2 x Graphic ST60 + MFD untils over the companionway
1 x ST60+ Tridata unit at chart table
Raymarine E120 screen at starboard side helm Radar, Plotter, GPS system.
Raymarine ST 7002 Autopilot, control at port helm
Raymarine Ray 240 E double station at chart table and cockpit.
Raymarine SmartController hand held unit for autopilot.
Icom 7000 Single side band receiver (sender still to be fitted)
ICOM M23 hand held VHF
KVM Trachphone satellite television system fitted 2011
Acer TV (electric up/down), forward of saloon settee
Bose music system
Speekers in saloon
Sprayhood over entrance with stainless steel frame.
Bimini over cockpit with stainless steel frame.
Covers for wheels and pedestals.
Teak cockpit table with stainless steel legs/base.
Passerelle and fittings.
Swimming ladder retractable from bathing platform.
6 person liferaft (needs inspection)
2.85 Meter Zodiac Tender.
9.8 HP Tohatsu Outboard engine
Long-range sailing even with a small crew: this is what we asked Doug Peterson in designing Solaris 53 DS. The planning choices led us to build a semi-custom yacht with very functional solutions: an all-round hull with moderate rakes for smooth sailing over waves, high-level performances both by sail and by motor, double cock-pit to separate the manoeuvring from the guest area, interior luminosity guaranteed by a deckhouse with wide windows elegantly linked to the sprayhood base. The interior layout is planned for utmost comfort with special attention to stowage space; the interior decoration and even the smallest details are chosen together with the owner, the care in building is excellent everywhere. Solaris 53 DS is planned to give you emotions all over the world!
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