Solace Boats has unveiled its first new model, the 345, a center-console with some noteworthy design features.
The one that will draw the most attention is the cockpit extension that runs aft between the twin outboard motors. It has a dive door and a hydraulically-extending swim platform. On each side there are two-person folding bench seats, plus a retractable bench that extends from a workstation. Forward seating in the bow is similar to what’s found in other current center consoles.
“In the pursuit of exceeding customer expectations, we have created a product that breaks with convention, and offers the ultimate on-water experience,” Stephen Dougherty, who designed the boat, said in a statement. “The 345 is beyond capable where it counts, and solid in every regard. She will redefine boating as we know it.”
The Solace 345 is currently in production at a facility in Edgewater, Fla.