From a sailboat to a power yacht…
Our latest Selene 60 Classic Explorer was just moved out from the assembly line. A few more weeks and the sea trials will start in the Pearl river and at our dock. The owner, an experienced European captain, owner of a large sailboat, has moved to the “dark side” of power passagemaking without regrets… It is not the first time that sailboats owners are convinced that a Selene yacht can take them to the other side of the world safely and in style!
A iconic model
The Selene 60 is an iconic model, one of the best passagemaker on the market in that size. It’s a perfect transitional yacht between the successful Selene 53/54 and Selene 62/66 series. She features a full-height engine room, a separate crew’s quarters aft with a transom door, a large flying bridge and one of the unique selling points of the Selene 60 is its full-height commissary, or utility room, that is placed between the owner’s cabin and the engine room for storage, freezer, washer/dryer and access to the electrical compartment.
The most accomplished boat from Howard Chen’s drawing board
The standard settee molded into the cockpit creates a gracious space for relaxation under way or at the dock. The European transom with inset swim platform puts the Selene 60 into the mini mega-yacht class. An optional FRP hardtop enhances both the functionality and profile of this graceful yacht. The quality and beauty of the Selene 60 have been confirmed by many owners of Selene Trawlers who have described this yacht as « the best designed and most accomplished boat from Howard Chen’s drawing board! »
Range, strenght and stability
Built to Lloyd’s Category A standards, the Selene 60 Classic Explorer has the range, strength, and stability to cross oceans, yet with a moderate draft it is also at home in shallow tropical waters or for gunk-holing rivers and creeks. First deliveries of the Selene 60’s started in the fall of 2006 and since then, over thirty Selene 60 have been delivered…