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Superstructure of Selene Yacht 4242 Europa adjusted on deck

Our Zhuhai factory has installed the superstructure of  Selene 4242 Europa last week. Just before the Chinese New Year. It fits perfectly. Our technicians will bolt it and glass it next week. They have already installed the two aluminum tanks, the FRP water and black water tanks between the bilge grid and the cabin floor. The Europa line starts at 38’ up to 50’ and fills the gap between the classic Selene American trawlers and the Selene Artemis  fast yachts.

A  yacht superstructure with a 360° view

From the early days of the Selene Europa project, Howard Chen wanted to create an elegant family coastal cruiser. A  requirement was a range of no less than 1,000 nautical miles. And a Mediterranean or Floridian flair was a must. The yacht offers a bright open plan layout, two comfortable cabins, and a large sheltered cockpit with protected side decks. The extra-wide flying bridge has more space for a tender, loungers, and an outdoor kitchen than any other 42’ yacht!

The Europa yachts are lighter than their trawler equivalents with the benefits of higher speed, reduced fuel burn and easier haul-out operations.

Besides that, with the helm and saloon all on the same level the Selene 42 Europa is ideal for a 360° view from the saloon settee, or galley. Natural continuity flow from the cockpit to the helm facilitates entertainment and socializing of a family or  friends. This open design increases the perception of on board volume. A hi-lo saloon table, or a sliding couch to port instead of the two armchairs,  becomes an extra berth for two.

Howard Chen has spent more time designing the Selene 42 Europa than any other Selene yacht! The hull design was a cooperation between the Selene Design Studio and famous navigator Ted Hood who won the America’s Cup in 1974, skippering the yacht “Courageous”.

A luxury coastal explorer

Since hull number 1, the Selene R&D department constantly improves the boat layout and systems. Hull #42 has lifting stairs with a gas spring in the companionway. It leads to the engine room through a watertight door. Two escape or maintenance hatches are also available in the saloon floor, but the engine room door will be more practical for the owner’s routine services and inspections.

Besides this change, hull #42 is also equipped with an optional head under the flying-bridge stairs. This day-head was a priority requirement for the owner. A  smart design allows for this superstructure extension without spoiling the lines.

Once the superstructure is installed, the carpenters start building the interior. It’s a very rewarding phase for the owner who receives progress reports and photos every week! It takes nine months only to build a Selene 42 Europa.

Ask for a quote, specifications and more photos. Or talk to your local Selene dealer!

February 19, 2018 Articles

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