For the techie boater, the Solace 32 CS has a long list of features that will surely appeal to the James Bond in them. Infused epoxy construction using Innegra high-modulus fabrics and carbon fiber makes a tough, light boat, letting its variable-deadrise, twin-stepped hull work through seas at every angle and offering a comfortable, safe ride.
Interior and Accessories
Its large, U-shaped bow seating area with storage below, comfortable upholstery, built-in handholds, and forward console lounge seating with molded armrests help the 32 CS deliver an open, social feel. There are nifty storage cabinets, with a waste basket on one side, and five Plano 3700 tackle boxes and life-jacket storage on the other.
The large console offers a big, vertical window so natural light can fill the space. The interior is remarkable for a 32-footer, boasting a freshwater head, stainless-steel sink, and single bunk that doubles as rod storage. A built-in curved-panel feature around the forward end, with slots for rod tips and a flip-up panel with lockable arms for the butt ends of the rods, is great for leaving the rods on the boat and not carting them off and on every day.
The thoughtfully laid out helm offers the ability to install a pair of 16-inch multifunction displays. Accessory switches are easily reached. The forward glass windscreen opens electrically for airflow. All of this tucks neatly under a fully molded hardtop that is integral to the console.
The leaning post’s long list of features includes two upholstered helm seats with flip-up bolsters, battery storage, tackle storage on the sides, a Corian rigging station with a drink holder, and a slide-out Frigid Rigid cooler with cushioned seat and backrest. Our test boat featured an optional Quick No. 7 gyrostabilizer.
The Solace 32 CS I tested featured a pair of 300 hp Mercury Racing outboards in Cold Fusion white, offering a cruise of 33.5 mph at 3,200 rpm netting 1.3 mpg. The 32 CS accelerated quickly with little bow rise and reached a peak speed of 60.1 mph at wide-open throttle.
Read Next: Solace 41.5 CS
How We Tested
- Engine: Mercury Racing 300H V-8
- Drive: Outboard
- Gear Ratio: 1.60:1 Fuel Load: 304 gal. Water on Board: 31 gal. Crew Weight: 625 lb.
- Loaded with family-friendly boating comfort features.
- Composite construction and advanced engineering.
- Premium Gemlux hardware adds to the already premium fit-and-finish.
- Tight cockpit for fishing compared to competing boats.
- Visibility is limited due to the three-sided hard-glass windscreen and integral hardtop.
- Two smaller 30-gallon livewells instead of one big one.
With 300 hp Yamahas, the slightly larger but lighter Everglades 335 cruises at 24.1 mph, turning 3,500 rpm, burning 17.6 gph and netting 1.4 mpg. It’s roughly 3,000 pounds lighter and has a longer running surface. It has a similar integral console and hardtop configuration, with a console interior with a sink, freshwater head and shower.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||Not yet available|
|Draft:||2’0″ (engines up)|
|Transom Deadrise:||22 degrees|
|Fuel Capacity:||304 gal.|
|Water Capacity:||31 gal.|
|Available Power:||Twin Mercury Verado or Mercury Racing outboards to 600 hp total|
Speed, Efficiency, Operation
Solace Boats – Edgewater, Florida; solaceboats.com