Technical Section

Technical Section

You will find here a constantly updated e-library of technical notes, maintenance schedules, hints and schematics to help you maintain your vessel.

Building technology

Every Selene yacht is built from the highest quality materials and components available. Hulls are constructed using Cook gelcoat and Vinylester resin to retain their beauty and resist moisture absorption which can lead to osmotic blistering. Cymax unidirectional bi-axial fiberglass is used for structural integrity. Gelcoat is applied using a state-of-the-art MVP airless spray system that ensures consistent even film thickness and avoids print through (where the underlying fiberglass shows through the outer layer of gelcoat). Successive layers of fiberglass cloth soaked in resin are applied to the inside of the mold over the gelcoat. The number of layers of cloth and the type of cloth are carefully specified and controlled to produce a consistently strong hull. Once the hull is complete, it is removed from the mold by separating the mold into two halves at the centerline of the hull. The interior components and machinery are then installed in the completed hull. Where painting is necessary, such as when customers order an optional two-part polyurethane exterior paint color, the completed hull is moved to a new climate and dust-controlled painting shop. Careful control of temperature, humidity, and dust are critical to a quality paint finish. At the end of the manufacturing process, moveable final touch-up sheds cover the yachts while the technicians complete any final details and prepare them for shipment. Above the waterline, balsa core is used for light weight, which increases stability, strength, and insulation. Vacuum bagging insures a solid bond between core and laminate materials.

Quality Commitment

While high-quality materials and components are critical, even the best materials can be wasted if manufacturing processes are not consistently controlled. A key part of Selene Yacht’s commitment to quality was achieving ISO 9001 certification. ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. awarded Jet Tern Marine ISO 9001 certification in August 2001 (Certificate number 35916). ISO 9001 certification means that Selene Yachts’ processes are documented and controlled to ensure consistency, which is an important part of quality. We believe that Selene Yachts was the first shipyard in China to achieve ISO 9001 quality management certification.