Hull #1 of the new 2021 Salona S46 will be brought to the United States by Green Yachts in early 2021 with a twin electric motor propuslion system by Oceanvolt. We are excited to bring such a stunning, fast and well-built electric sailboat to the USA! The S46 is the next generation of the S44, which won sailboat of the year in the US in 2015. Salona, which is always pushing its own boundaries for speed and quality, wanted to build upon the performance of the S44 and worked with J&J Design to make the S46 faster, roomier and more modern than the successful and award-winning S44. And, it is the first pure electric sailboat under 50 feet with twin electric motors, which doubles the hydroregeneration and increases maneuverability.
The S46 has a spacious cockpit with deck equipment designed to maximize racing performance and chilaxing on a pleasant cruise. The twin wheel helm enables the helmsman to stand to windward with an unobstructed view. The cockpit area is large enough to allow multiple crew members to grind and tail the winches or for a yachtsman’s family to be comfortable lounging on deck. Halyards and other lines run aft to the cockpit clutches and winches on top of the cabin roof on both sides of the companionway hatch making single-handed steering easy.
The standard sails consist of a furling jib with a thru-deck hurler and a fully battened mainsail – both of which are easy to manage and help the S46 achieve the high performance in varying wind conditions. On its first test sails, the S46 reached 5 knots of speed in 4.5 knots of wind on a beam reach and over 10 knots of speed on a 130° broad reach in 15-20 knots of wind.
Open, modern, intuitive, spacious, functional, clean, lots of natural light are all descriptions boat owners hope to find some of in a sailboat interior and in the Salona S46, all of these superlatives are found in the newest interior design created by Salona.
The settee to starboard can have the table tucked beneath the settee or raised up and used as a nav station or cocktail table between two seats.