News & Updates


Soluna Yachts is proud to announce the delivery of the exciting new Soluna 46’ express cruiser to Ken Read, one of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated sailors.  Mr. Read has twice served as helmsman aboard America’s Cup challenger “Stars & Stripes”, twice been named “United States Rolex Yachtsman of the Year”, and won over forty national, North American, and world championships.  He is currently vice-president of North Sails North America and director of Puma Ocean Racing.

ON BOARD :: The Soluna 46 Coupe shoots for the sun and moon with retro styling, quality, and value. - May 2008
By Chris Caswell

Turkey is obviously no newcomer to boatbuilding – they built the galleons for the first naval victory of the Ottoman Empire seven centuries ago when their fleets ranged far and wide, controlling not only the Mediterranean, but reaching out to North America and Indian Ocean.

NEW BOATS - Soluna Yachts - April 2008

New to U.S. shores is the Turkish-built Soluna 46 Coupe. Soluna Yachts' design team has given this fiberglass yacht a fresh twist on traditional Maine lobster-boat styling, dubbing it "Down East Retro." The interior is more contemporary in feel than much of the competition. The salon is airy and uncluttered, with light woods and upholstery.

BOAT WORK :: Down East, via Turkey - April 2008
By Michael Hauenstein

Soluna Yachts is a newly established South Florida boatbuilder with a twist - the company manufactures its line of lobster yachts at its own yard in Turkey. The first of these boats to launch is the 46 Soluna Coupe, an enclosed-hardtop express cruiser that company calls "Down-East Retro." "What we were trying to do was come up with a 'retro' boat - something a little different," says Soluna Yachts president Wayne Helms.

Palm Beach Boat Show offers wide selection of mid-size and smaller yachts and boats

Thursday, March 27, 2008 Special section - "Yachts Ahoy" The 46-foot Soluna Coupe by Soluna Yachts marries modern technology with a classically inspired design billed as "down east retro."

Palm Beach Boat Show :: Newsletter 26 - March 2008

Wayne Helms is pleased to announce the launch of Soluna Yachts LLC, builder of the fresh new "Down East-Retro" designs from the Soluna shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. The "Down East-Retro" will be at the Palm Beach Boat Show March 27-30, 2008 along Flagler Drive.