Outer Reef Yachts reveals T550 Solara pilothouse design

The T550 Solara will have an opening sunroof on the pilothouse instead of a flybridge, allowing Outer Reef owners to explore the inland waterways

Outer Reef Yachts has unveiled a new design for its 55ft Trident series in the form of the T550 Solara.

Based on the T550 flybridge model, the new arrival gets its name from the opening sunroof in the pilothouse, which should create a solarium effect.

By removing the flybidge, Outer Reef claims that the T550 Solara will have a maximum air draft of 4.4 metres, meaning that skippers can cruise under low bridges and into the inland waterways of Europe.

Despite this concession to inland cruising, the new T550 will be just as capable at sea, with the highest RCD rating of Category A.

What’s more, the pricing is expected to be slightly lower than on the flybridge alternative, and the hull will be available in a choice of blue or cream.

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There is no word yet on the engine options, but they are likely to be similar to the T550 flybridge’s twin 550hp Cummins 6.7L pod drive set-up.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Outer Reef Yachts made headlines last year when it added QR codes to all of its new models.