Yet another great sailboat by AD Boats shipyard
The editors of More magazine, Croatian nautical publication, were given an exclusive opportunity to test the new sailboat built by the shipyard from Solin. Salona 46 derives from their earlier models known for the exceptional performance, comfort and craftsmanship. The interior and the exterior of the new model, signed by J&J Desing and Salona Design, have been upgraded considerably and the same applies to the hull shape and rigging.
The sailboat is elegant in every aspect and offers more luxury and comfort. She performs well and even when on low-wind we were sailing fast. The shipyard is shifting towards green products. Salona 46 is fitted with an electric engine that has a 10 hours autonomy at the speed of 6.5 knots or maximum speed of 8.5 knots and 3 hours of sailing.
The batteries are charged by two OceanVolt electric engines /generators that can charge two 30 kW batteries from 0 to 100 per cent in 20 hours of sailing at the speed of 5 knots. The consumption and the production of eletric energy, logically, increase depending on the speed. The boat has all the features of a modern and comfortable cruiser racer with many elegant and ergonomic solutions.
It is convenient for a multi-day sailing with family or friends with no need to go ashore and, as far as we can tell, it stands a good chance in a regatta. You will find more details and our impressions in the December/January issue of More magazine, No.257. English translation will be available on our website www.sailingincroatia.eu