4th Anniversary: a Selene 49 trawler across the Atlantic
December 13th, 2013, Hakuna Matata crossed the Atlantic Ocean, it was four years ago, since that « premiere » many Selene Yachts have sailed their Selene trawler to its full potential through the Pacific Ocean, some of them venturing as far and high as the Japanese Inner Sea! The historical Selene Ocean Trawler 49 « Hakuna Matata » left the Netherlands for the Canary Islands and set off from Mindelo, Sao Vincente in the Cape Verde Islands. Kevin Katzke and his wife Laura had embarked on an unforgettable voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
FIRST SELENE YACHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
The two of them in their 49-foot trawler aptly dubbed Hakuna Matata (« No problem » in Swahili language ) without any crew or support boats and relying on their bullet-prooof 330 hp QSL9 engine manufactured by Cummins, have completed the crossing in eight days, ultimately landing in Brazil. They also set a record of sorts by being the first seafarers to cross the Atlantic aboard a Selene Ocean Yacht.