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Mystery boat finally unveiled

The stern of the Solace 345 is one of the most unique in the industry.

The stern of the Solace 345 is one of the most unique in the industry.

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. 

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