After making a big splash in 2019 with the 345, its first model, Solace has introduced the 41CS, a larger fishing center-console that cements the builder’s modus operandi: let functionality, comfort and performance drive every model’s design, and come up with innovative ways to increase both efficiency and convenience.
The FishThru transom that turned heads on the 345 was left out of the 41CS, gaining space needed for additional outboards. Parallel with the gunwales, dual 70-gallon in-deck fish boxes lie to port and starboard, accessed without encroaching on the optional pedestal rocket launcher/leaning post contoured for stand-up fishing.
Twin 50-gallon livewells sit in opposite transom corners, with a large cooler between them under the rear seating, which accommodates three and includes a 9-rod rocket launcher when adding the optional backrest.
There are 20 flush-mount holders on the covering boards, two rod lockers, and two horizontal racks to stash 7 rods on each gunwale, plus dual 6-rod rocket launchers, a pair of angled kingfish-style holders on the hardtop, and another 6 rod launcher aft of the second helm-station seating.
The integrated hardtop features a solid roof and sides, with wide steps to port and starboard to the optional tower with second helm station. Nonslip pads ensure safe footing in wet conditions. Gas-assisted shocks enable the tower to fold down easily, a major advantage for trailering, dry storage, and when navigating under low bridges.
Triple helm seating incorporates shock-absorbing pedestals. The mezzanine seating lifts to access a large tackle center/rigging station that doubles as a summer kitchen complete with a sink, cutting board and grill. A pair of MFDs mounted above makes critical information visible from the cockpit.
Handling and Running
Solace answered customers’ for a bigger craft powered by triple outboards with this beauty of a 41-footer with a twin-stepped hull—with reversed, dynamic tracking chines, and hydrodynamic release for faster planing—built of carbon fiber and Innegra, with vacuum-infused epoxy for maximum strength and rigidity without unnecessary weight.
As for maneuverability, the 41-footer performed hard turns and quick avoidance maneuvers promptly and easily, always feeling nimble yet steady throughout our sea trial. Taking on big waves wasn’t an issue and, despite the stiff breeze, neither was spray.
When it comes to performance, the 41CS is no slouch. With triple Yamaha 425 XTOs, full tanks of fuel and water, five adults and a full complement of tackle, the Solace cruised comfortably at 38 mph turning 4,000 rpm, and reached 67 mph at WOT. The power rating allows for quad Mercury 450Rs, which handily surpass 70 mph. In a chop, the 41CS high-performance hull is at its best at higher rpm settings.
- Weather: Sunny, 61 degrees
- Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
- Wind: North 16 mph
- Sea State: 3- to 5-foot chop
- Test Load: Five adults, 525 gallons of fuel, 45 gallons of water
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$1,104,250 w/ triple Yamaha 425 XTOs|
Contact: Solace Boats – solaceboats.com