The Selene 38 Archer is a legend in the trawlering community, a happy and classy gentleman’s yacht which cruises in British Columbia, the Bahamas, the Greek islands and South-East Asia for decades already. This beautiful and charming pocket yacht has always been incredibly popular because of its unique layout which guarantees privacy to four people or two couples, and also because of its moderate size that can be accommodated in almost any marina or hauled-out by the smallest Travelift anywhere in the world. Thanks to its classic lines designed by Howard Chen and the legendary marine architect Ted Hood, winner of the 1972 America’s Cup, the Selene 38 Archer is, and will remain, one of Howard Chen’s favourite yachts. When creating this boat from scratch the designers have adopted the unique concept of the “Whale Back” hull, that was a trade mark of Ted Hood’s design. This is why the Archer line has so much headroom and space in the engine room, probably the best engine room design in this size of boat. But, while the Selene 38 Archer is a legendary yacht, she doesn’t compromise with modern technology and first class components, like the recent addition of Diamond Sea Glaze doors, perfect sound-proofing, optional air-conditioning, generator and large aluminium fuel tanks for extensive cruising.
Selene 38 Archer
BEST ENGINE ROOM IN ITS CLASS
Howard remarks that the best-seller yacht of all times were the Grand Banks 36-42, but the production was terminated during the previous century ! Howard wants to bring a high quality compact trawler back to the market : elegant with a traditional timber joinery, leather upholstery, teak & holly floors, a spacious interior with two cabins and two heads, a cozy saloon, a practical galley and safe decks. The Selene 38 Archer is an excellent family cruiser, or the perfect Looper’s yacht. A tender finds its natural spot on top of the aft cabin where it can be loaded by a mast and boom. Many Selene 38 Archer make use of the mast for a steadying sail which gives the boat a classy « heritage yacht » style as well as a simple and maintenance-free stabilization system. And all this, including a flying-bridge with an outdoor deck saloon, comes at an affordable price ! As the entry level model of the trawlers range, the Selene 38 Archer is still a best-seller. We call it our “small super-yacht”, all the space is inside…