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.
This exterior elegance extends to the beautiful light-filled interior. The climate-controlled salon offers high-end comfort with a surrounding view of nature while cruising or at anchor. The lower deck of the Selene 72 Ocean Explorer has three guest cabins, a luxurious full-beam owner’s cabin and a crew’s quarters with two cabins and private head which is connected to a very large swimming platform, which can be equipped with a hydraulic Tenderlift. Beautiful joinery, fit and finish combined with first-class equipment and amenities deliver unique prestige to the owner. The spacious interior promotes entertaining with comfort-minded cabins where the passengers can enjoy the voyage.
Style, structural engineering, fuel economy and performance have all been blended to create a perfect Ocean Explorer designed for longer distances between ports and more varied adventures in any conditions.
- LOA : 75’- 10’’
- LWL : 66’- 4’’
- BEAM: 19’- 5’’
- DRAFT: 6’- 3’’
- AIR DRAFT MAST UP: 26’- 3”
- FRESH WATER: 400 USG
- DISPLACEMENT: 158,688 Lbs (72 T)
- HOLDING TANK: 200 USG
- GRAY WATER: 150 USG
- FUEL: 2,800 USG (TWIN ENGINES)
- FRESH WATER: 600 USG
- Twin Cummins QSL9 405 BHP @ 2100 RPM
- Teak on Swim Platform, Cockpit and Side Deck
- Wing Door
- Lightning Grounding System
- Kabola heating system
- Glendenning Cable Master
- Teak coaming rail for foredeck, after deck and fly bridge
- Davit upgrade to Steelhead SM2500R
- Kabola central heating system
- Ships monitoring system for all vital system onboard
- Sidepower hydraulic bow and stern thruster
- Hydraulic stabilizers