The Solaris Sunrise 36 is an ideal live-aboard and many have been used for extensive periods afloat. The centre-cockpit layout provides the crew with a safe all weather position for passages. The twin aft cabins are full double size and offer the least movement underway. The twin forestay sail plan with all lines led to the cockpit allows the crew to handle all sail changes from the cockpit, behind the doghouse canopy.
The interior saloon layout is spacious and with a level floor unlike other cats of a similar size and age. The saloon and hulls have full headroom and with a large heads and shower forwards on the starboard hull and an amid ship heads to the port side.