Solaris Power 44 test drive: €1m Italian stunner has a trick up its sleeve

The Italian yard’s latest weekender is far more than just a pretty face, as Hugo discovered during a lumpy sea trial of the Solaris Power 44 in the Bay of Cannes.

There are few things more glamorous than a stylish open boat on a hot September day in the heart of the Cote d’Azur.

And yet it’s remarkable how quickly any pretences of glamour evaporate when you’re being thrown around like an ice cube in a cocktail shaker and regularly doused with plumes of salt water.

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