The designers and engineers concentrate structural continuity by using only one material with one mechanical characteristic: fibreglass.
Composite (not wooden) bulkheads are laminated to the deck and hull.
The intersections between the transverse floors and longitudinal girders are such that the unidirectional fibres of both structures are continuous with no breaks. This ensures forces are correctly distributed even in extreme conditions.
The overlap between floors, stringers, and bulkheads are made with continuous laminates to reinforce the intersections.
Even the joinery is laminated to the hull. This means it’s a structural component of every Solaris yacht.
World class sailor Enrico Tettamanti with over 100,000 ocean miles and 7 roundings of Cape Horn to his name and having witnessed how Solaris yachts are built, has chosen the Solaris 72 for his next challenge – circumnavigating the globe through the Arctic Seas.
The many critical points for loads are built with considerable safety margins. For example the connection point between the keel and hull and the mast base and chainplates are areas where stresses equivalent to the weight of the boat are concentrated.
Solaris have sized and structured all components to ensure all loads are distributed into the main structure of the yacht.
Synergy between the designer, engineers and architects devliers a perfect balance of strength and speed.