A new yacht is joining the Selene line of ocean explorers. With two years of development, the Olympia 53 catamaran was designed by Selene’s design team in response to inquiries for a blue water power catamaran with a reduced environmental impact, exceptional stability, and low operating costs, but without loss in comfort and passage-making ability. The Olympia confirms that Selene Yachts is a builder of blue water cruising yachts that embrace novelty and innovation. With one hull or two hulls, a Selene will always be a Selene…
A wide array of solar panels and wind generators are key to self-reliance and a lower carbon footprint. Rather than producing more power with a generator, we have reduced the power draw. Rather than attempting to cool large volumes, the sleeping zone of the staterooms is partitioned with sliding panels, allowing for smaller air conditioning units. And rather than relying only on mechanical propulsion we have opted for a traction kite for long passages and power-assistance underway.
The exterior and interior design is elegant and functional with features that will delight the crew, a lot of thought has been put into storage. A timeless interior atmosphere, our bespoken attention to details and high quality materials are amongst the features that make the Olympia so well perceived in the nautical community.
Since 1999, in the wake of 450 Selene yachts from 36’ to 98’, the Olympia is designed for safe and eco cruising. It is perfect for navigators intending to live off the grid beyond the horizon… Every inch of the interior has been thought out to maximize the usability and comfort. With enhanced thermal insulation, the interior is generously ventilated by concealed bladeless ceiling fans. Access for servicing systems is easy, and the Olympia – with its perfectly size engines – has a tank capacity tailored for serious cruising.