They are close to 500 hundred and they are responsible for design, interior decoration, upholstery, carpentry, fibreglass tooling, painting, stainless-steel fabrication, procurement, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems, electronics from a simple chart-plotter to a super-yacht glass-bridge… With several designers, engineers, naval architects and production line-managers, the Selene people can graciously and enthusiastically take up the gauntlet of any project from 36 to 108 feet, and more, and take it from the drawing board to the launching pad. Like Howard Chen, the founder of Jet Tern Marine the Selene People are an « Inspired Team of Dream Builders.
The Selene People
THE SELENE PEOPLE
Howard Chen has a Bachelor degree of Naval Architecture in Taiwan. Manager of several shipyards in Taiwan for twelve years, he established in 1998 his own firm Jet-Tern Marine in Dongguan. Since then Howard’s creativity has had no limits with trawlers, exploration vessels, power catamarans and super-yachts…
Sherry is Howard’s wife. A former college teacher for many years in Taiwan, Sherry is now the head of the Financial and Administrative department of Jet Tern Marine ; she administrates the two factories of Guangdong and Zhuhai with 500 employees !
Entrepreneur, film-maker, writer and captain, Dominic owned four yachts, the last one being a… Selene. With 40,000 NM and a few ocean passages on his log-book, he lived for several years on his yacht. He met Howard ten years ago and was impressed by his designs and the construction of a Selene 62. Their cooperation aims at developing the international department.
Yang has thirty years of boat building experience, including seven years with Little Harbour Yacht in Taiwan under the command of Bruce Livingston, the former general manager of Grand Banks, and with the legendary 1974 America’s Cup winner, Ted Hood. He has built twenty-six Little Harbour Sail Boats with his own hands !
Candy joined Jet Tern Marine ten years ago. She is the head of the Project Management Department. She follows-up the whole production and maintains a special connection with the owners. She works now with Holland’s renowned yacht designer, Guido de Groot for 103′, 60′ & 108′ projects. If you ask her how many Selene yachts she has launched, she will reply « I don’t remember, perhaps 400… »
Antoney was the chief designer of the Monte Fino and Hargrave Yachts. He has worked in the industry for 30 years. He learnt from his father, the legendary Yacht Master C.S. Chung ; together, they have designed and built over a 1,000 yachts, many being over 24 meter, with Class Certification. Antoney is a talented styling and interior designer. He is now the head of the Jet Tern Marine Design & Engineering Department.