Since its introduction in 2002, the Selene 54, an evolution of the famous Selene 53, has risen to be the most popular model in the Selene range. It’s easy to see why, with a powerful combination of live-aboard comfort and excellent long range cruising in safety for a couple and their guests. With no less than eight different living areas to choose from, including three staterooms (two with ensuite bathrooms), a galley that’s integral with the saloon, and a spacious flying bridge that’ll be the envy of everyone on the dock, the Selene 54 is a comfortable home afloat. Yet it can still be handled easily and safely by a couple, thanks to the secure walk around decks and Portuguese bridge, two steering stations, and bow and (optional) stern thruster.
2,000 NM RANGE
But, like all Selene Ocean Trawlers, at it’s heart, the Selene 54 is a serious long range cruiser, explains Howard Chen, the designer and builder, « The hull form of the Selene 54 has a hard chine in the aft sections to reduce roll, but this merges into the traditional displacement boat’s round bilges by the mid sections, giving the Selene 54 it’s impressive range of more than 2,000 nm and an economical cruise speed of 10 kt… Her shape below the waterline and single engine create a fuel-efficient package and the big slow-turning prop responds instantly to increases in throttle and increases manoeuvrability. After being on board a Selene 54, owners often wonder how we’ve managed to pack so much into a 54′ boat ! Well, for a start, it’s actually 59’10″ (18 m) overall, and with a beam of 16′ 8″ (5,12 m) ». The Selene 54 is definitely a displacement motor yacht meant for long-range cruising in style !