Season’s Greetings and have a Happy New Year! The entire team at SŌLACE Boats wishes you a most happy and joyful holiday season. It is a great time to reflect on the year that has passed, and all the exciting things that are to come in the new year. Cheers!
Our Dealers Getting in the Spirit
Unique Marine, our dealer in the Florida Keys, recently celebrated the holidays in style aboard their 345. Stop by and tour this magnificent center console.
Top 5 Reader’s Choice – Power & Motoryacht
Each year Power and Motoryacht Magazine hosts a ‘Reader’s Choice’ survey regarding top and new boats over the course of the year. Team SŌLACE Boats had the honor to position three among their readership: “The #3 most popular boat belongs to the unconventional center console from SŌLACE Boats, the 345.” Click below to read more.
November was a very busy month for SŌLACE Boats with hulls at three major boat shows— including Fort Lauderdale’s annual international show. Production of the award-winning 345 Luxury Center Console continues to ramp up as orders flow to the factory, while deliveries have begun here in the United States. Excitement is ever-growing as we race towards 2020 and all the boat shows that are to come. Discover the 345
Press coverage came from every angle, with interest and writing from nearly all major publications. An excerpt from Boating Magazine is listed below:
“…innovation must translate to functionality. It does so with this design. Two anglers can fish side by side on the platform, which tapers from 42 inches wide at the transom to 38 inches wide at the aft end…The SŌLACE 345 proves that a clever and motivated boat-builder can engineer new ways to enjoy your time on a blue ocean and under a sunny sky…”
The feature-packed 345 was a hit at every show this month. Our large booth at Fort Lauderdale was packed for the duration with nonstop traffic and excitement. We had dealer representation from across our network (spanning the eastern USA and international) to help display the two hulls that surrounded the booth. If you didn’t get a chance to see the 345 at our Florida shows this past month, please reach out here and schedule a private tour! Join SŌLACE at one of our many dealerships or onsite at our facility in Edgewater, Florida:
Our hometown dealer, Atlantic Marine, hosted an evening reception towards the end of the month. It was a great event with guests interested in the 345. Tours of the in-water 345 were conducted non-stop, and the fun continued with an exclusive rum tasting by Sugar Works Distillery. Keep an eye out for upcoming events just like this with your local dealer. Not sure which dealer? Click below:
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"As two forward looking innovative companies, we’re delighted to partner with SŌLACE Boats. Our shared aim is to create a better boating environment and ROKK Wireless – Active is the perfect product for their new 345 model, securely mounting and instantly charging your phone, exactly where you need it."
"SŌLACE Boats, a new company started by Stephen Dougherty—whose boatbuilding pedigree includes time spent with Boston Whaler as well as co-ownership of EdgeWater Boats and Everglades Boats—is in the process of launching its first model: the 345. The Florida-based company says this new vessel will change the design of fish boats. One quick glance at the photos tells you this is no ordinary center-console V-hull."
“In the boat industry, Bob Dougherty is a legend. He helped Boston Whaler earn its stellar reputation and then moved on to bring even more innovation to the art of boat-building when he and his son, Stephen, founded EdgeWater Boats and later Everglades Boats. All three companies are still building boats in Edgewater, but for the last several years the Doughertys have been out of the picture. That is about to change.
Enter Solace Boats, a brand-new Edgewater-based company founded by Stephen Dougherty and his wife, Sarah. Mr. Dougherty has unveiled what he considers today’s perfect boat, revolutionary in every detail, blending top-of-the-line fishing and diving amenities with family features and lots of comfort and convenience. 'All of my life I have been committed to the marine industry, creating new designs and exceeding customer expectations', Mr. Dougherty said. 'The time has come for us to make the next great and generational step in marine design.'”
"SŌLACE Boats, a new center-console builder based in Edgewater, Florida, has promoted Todd Albrecht to president. Albrecht was also named president of sister company, Dougherty Manufacturing. SŌLACEis currently building a 345 center console model that will launch this summer."
“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.”
"Most industry observers might be wary of a public relations campaign announcing a new boat line with no pictures of the boats. Instead, there are images of seashells, sand and waves. But if the owner of the new Solace line has the name Dougherty — the same Dougherty family behind the Boston Whaler, EdgeWater and Everglades brands — a certain amount of leeway should be granted."
Brand Launch Film:
Enjoy a selection of films highlighting various aspects of our boats and events:
Currently in production and will soon be available below.