For several years Howard Chen has worked with Guido de Groot, the famous Dutch designer to create new yachts, which have all the qualities of a Selene classic ocean yacht but with softer lines and a different interior decoration that attract European owners. James Fwu of JFNA, a renown naval architect of Taiwan joined this international team for the hull lines, hydrostatics data, structural design, stability calculations, dynamics performance and final “EU Type Examination Certificate” with RINA.
With a LOA of 75’-9”, a displacement of 158,688 Lbs ( 72 Tons ) and equipped with two Cummins QSL9 405 BHP engines (a single engine version is also available), the Selene 72 carries more than 3,000 USG ( 11 355 Liters ) of fuel for long range voyages at a cruising speed of 9 knots, with a top speed of 11.5 knots.
What is catching eyes is the elegant combination of modern styling and the line of a reassuring ocean going vessel. It shows a number of the Selene family traits with her powerful raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, wide upper deck, and side-deck walk-arounds which provide safety and convenience for passengers of all ages ( wide-body or semi-wide-body is optional.) But a new approach is also visible in the addition of the large side windows in the hull and the curvy and sleek lines of the flying bridge.