The 18th Annual Selene Rendezvous was held in Roche Harbor, Washington USA the last weekend in April 2019. The Rendezvous was attended by 38 Selene owners and their boats. The next Selene Rendezvous will be held in April 2020. Participants may register at https://www.seleneowners.org.
“SELENE 2019 RENDEZVOUS” IN ROCHE HARBOUR
The 18th Annual Selene Rendezvous was held in Roche Harbor, Washington USA the last weekend in April 2019. The Rendezvous was attended by 38 Selene owners and their boats. This is by far the largest gathering of Selene yachts in the world and it’s a wonderful opportunity to share best practices with other owners. The weather was sunny and windy. The Rendezvous is organized by a group of owners who do a wonderful job of providing education, fun, and networking opportunities. It was supported by the following sponsors:
Stainless Level: Selene Yachts Northwest, Philbrooks Boatyard, Platypus Marine, Robinson Law, Wesmar. Bronze Level: Lending Associates, Bristol Insurance, Kobelt, Maretron, Northern Lights, S3 Maritime. Zinc Level: CSR Marine, Fisheries Supply, King Marine and Canvas Products, Torqeedo. Other “In Kind” Sponsors: Kenmore Air, Marine Consultants, North Harbor Diesel, North Island Marine and Deer Harbor Inn, Wheelhouse Marine Maintenance Systems, Prism Graphics, Roche Harbor Reosrt and Spa, Rosario Resort, Seakits, and Voit Ventures Marine Electronics.
The education program included sessions on safety, generator maintenance by Northern Lights, electronic monitoring by Maretron, stabilizer and thruster systems by Wesmar, and great travel presentation by Mark Tilden about his recent trip passage on Mystic Moon from Japan to Alaska.
Owners from all over the United States were present as well as some prospective owners. The Friday night pot luck was delicious as was the Saturday night banquet with prizes donated by generous sponsors.
After the Rendezvous many owners sailed north to begin their season in Alaska.
What is a Selene Rendezvous?
A Selene Rendezvous attended by Selene owners with their yachts is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the Selene yachts and lifestyle. Whether in Europe or in the USA, a Selene Rendezvous is certainly not an event for someone “in the Selene family” to miss.
The inaugural Selene Yachts Rendezvous in Europe was held in July 2013. Eight Selene trawlers with owners from across Europe attended this event in Croatia, and Howard Chen travelled from China especially for the occasion. Moreover, the event hosted all the European dealers as well as the acclaimed Dutch luxury yacht designer Guido de Groot who is responsible for drawing several larger Selene yachts. During one of the days of the European Rendezvous, a trip was organized for all the participating Selene yachts to go out on the water together, giving the journalists the opportunity to experience the boats in action firsthand. These events are always successful, gathering owners and their vessels, Selene dealers, journalists, marine architects, international lecturers and people from all walks of life with an interest in the Selene brand.
Selene Rendezvous have taken place in Europe, the United States, and soon in the Asia-Pacific region. During this Asia-Pacific Rendezvous, French captain Joël Marc who was recently awarded the Selene 2019 Pacific Explorer prize with 30,000 NM on his logbook will present his pioneering ocean passage from New Zealand to Alaska via Japan. A premiere for a Selene 66 Classic Explorer!