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Selene 4942 pool-tested

This Selene 49, hull number 42, may still be wrapped in a plastic protection in order to prevent any accidental scratches or dents on her perfect and shiny gel coat, but she is currently being tested in our shipyard pool. The Selene 49 ocean trawler is quite a large yacht! She is 53’11” long (16,43m) with a 15’83 beam (4,78m). With a displacement of 67.240 Lbs ( 30,5 tons), it’s a very strong and capable passage-maker, a world ready voyager! We know that their owners will take them from one end of the world to the other. And this is why our pool test procedures are thoroughly supervised by our Selene Yacht Quality Control team. In a few more weeks she will be a beauty, and she will be shipped to her happy and proud owner…

The Quality Control Check-list

In the engine room, our engineers and mechanics follow the strict guidelines of a very detailed check-list. They will first make the engine running test, as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Then, the generator will also be tested, with all the raw water systems, manifolds, ball-valves and strainers. After the bow and stern thrusters, air conditioning, alignment of the drive-shaft rotation (without propeller) and all the water seals tests are completed the final balance of the boat will be fine-tuned.

Meanwhile, another team will be very active on the decks pouring tons of water on the yacht with high pressure hosepipes in order to make sure that all the Dutch-doors, side windows, portholes, railing sockets, hawsepipes, and hatches are water-tight.
During the second phase, a team of electricians will take over. They will test the battery bank, the grounding circuits, the main breakers panel, the light fixtures, the switches, etc. Each and every appliance on board, and the heavier gear like the windlass, the thrusters and the davit winches will be inspected, like all the faucets, pumps and fresh or used water manifolds.

A luxury world voyager

We call our Quality & Technical Control procedures the “Floating Status Test”, which we perform in our own pool. Then, and only then, will the yacht be sent back to her dry dock under a covered workshop where she will be completed with a  bottom paint, sanding, and the last two coats of anti-fouling paint, and then the boot-top line.

With her refined interior design and smart layout (two or three cabins, two heads and a watch berth in the pilot house), the Selene 49 is a beautiful and very popular model designed for family long range cruising and voyages. Selene 49 have crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans without any incidents. This is why we don’t leave a single stone unturned when we launch a Selene yachts, from 38′ to 103’…

March 6, 2018 News
One Comment
  1. David Constantine March 7, 2018 at 10:14 am Reply

    Well, I’ve certainly been very pleased with my Selene 38, even though she’s the smallest in the range. Nevertheless, we’ve covered more than 20,000 miles in SE Asia; starting in Hong Kong, down to Vietnam, then across to Thailand, later south to Malaysia and Singapore. This was followed by a cruise up the Malay coast to Phuket and then Myanmar border. Upon returning to Phuket we decided on an adventure to the Philippines via Borneo and ended up staying 2 1/2 years including surviving the worst Asia hurricane ever, at anchor! Finally we decided on a visit to the Mediterranean so made the passage from Manila to Singapore (1550 miles) in about 3 weeks sea time and loaded our Selene onto a cargo ship in March 2017 and have now spent an interesting season on the south coast of Turkey. Hopefully this will inspire any present and future Selene owners. David Constantine

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