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2006 Selene 53' Queso Grande

$ 745,000

Queso Grande is a 2006 Selene 53' 53 Long Range Ocean Trawler listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Peterson. John can be reached at 1-910-546-5760 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Selene Yachts and similar boats.With over 200 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

2006 Selene 53 Long Range Ocean Trawler

As I walked down the dock to see this Selene 53 for the first time, it quickly struck me how beautiful the Selene 53 is. It is a “boaters-boat”, a “yachtsman-yacht” and the type of yacht that will turn heads on any water way and in any marina. From the Flag Blue hull and white superstructure to the reversed pilothouse windows, she is truly stunning.

The Selene 53 is one of the most successful yachts of the Selene Ocean Trawler line. It’s a displacement yacht meant for long-range cruising, big for her length and beamy. Her shape below the waterline and single engine is fuel efficient. The big slow-turning prop responds instantly to increases in throttle. Soft chines forward sharpen to hard chines near amidships, and from there to the transom, the run stays flat, much like that of a ship. It sweeps up to let solid water flow to the prop and rudder. A keel of barely discernible drag becoming deeper aft than forward provides directional stability, helps damp roll and protects the prop and rudder during grounding. The Selene 53 has its master stateroom amidships, the area of least pitching, a general design principle for a cruising yacht. As Bill Parlatore of the prestigious American magazine Passagemaker writes, “Gunkholing Alaska or cruising the Caribbean, the Selene 53 does it with ease. And it has the long legs to cross oceans".

She is seriously for sale. The maintenance is up to date and the systems are entirely functional. No disappointments!


  • Price USD:$ 745,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    53 Long Range Ocean Trawler

  • Year:


  • Location:

    New Bern, North Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 59 ft 10 in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 16' 8"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 430 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1680 gals
  • Engine Details: John Deere 6081 Tier II
  • Engine 1: 3320.00 HRS 375.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

The interior is stunning with teak and cherry interior woodwork and joinery, light blue salon fabrics and light blue leather pilothouse fabrics, louvered doors, and teak and holly flooring.

The overheads are beautiful and feature teak hand rails. The windows are large and bring in an abundance of natural light and ventilation.

Enter the cockpit by way of the port, starboard or stern doors. The cockpit is large and has a settee aft with a table with a folding down leaf. The swim platform is aft and offers excellent safety to maneuver with added stainless-steel rails. Forward and to starboard is a cabinet that offers engine and bow thruster controls by opening the top and storage below. The sides are wide and offers ease of maneuverability and safety. There are two steps up to the pilothouse level leading to port and starboard pilothouse doors. The foredeck is protected with a Portuguese bridge with storage and a doorway that leads onto the bow. The bow offers safety with oversized stainless-steel stanchions and rails and access to the anchor windlass and bow pulpit.

Back to the cockpit there is access into the stern lazarette. In the lazarette is the combination washer/dryer, plenty of storage and the Volvo auxiliary “Get Home” engine. Access into the engine room is through a water tight door.

You enter the main salon through a Dutch door. The salon is large and has a L-Shaped settee to port with a high-low table that has two folding leaves. The settee will slide open to make a double berth. Under the settee is access to battery switches and storage. Along the starboard side is a straight settee with an aft built-in end table. The salon windows are covered with wood miniblinds and some open with screens. Forward and to port is the U-Shaped Galley. The galley is large and features large appliances and plenty of storage and food preparation spaces. Additional engine room access is gained through a hatch in the galley flooring. Across from the galley is a cabinet with additional storage and a stairway that leads to the master stateroom and water tight door into the engine room. Above the steps is a china storage cabinet. Up three steps from the galley area is the pilothouse. Just inboard of the steps are storage cabinets and a cabinet with the ice maker. The pilothouse offers excellent visibility. There is a centered helm with single helm chair. Aft of the helm is a L-Shaped seating area that is elevated to ensure the guests have an excellent view as well. Above the seating is a single watch berth. The helm area has excellent access to all ship’s systems and electronics. Aft and to starboard is the steps that lead to the flybridge. The flybridge is protected with a dark blue Sunbrella bimini. The helm is centered and has a helm and companion seat. Access to all electronics and controls are within easy reach. Aft of the helm seats is an L-Shaped settee for guests. The helm area is protected with stainless steel safety rails. Along the starboard side is a cabinet for storage and the center top opens to reveal the electric BBQ grill. The aft bridge deck has dingy storage chocks to starboard and the davit lift to port. There is storage for two kayaks or paddleboards. The radar arch can be folded down if needed for height restrictions.

Back to the pilothouse and down the forward spiral steps is access to the staterooms. Immediately aft is the master cabin that also has access from the galley area. The master is large and comfortable. The queen berth is centered with port and starboard built-in night stands and storage. Along the port side is a large cabinet with storage drawers and the aft top opens for a vanity with mirrored top. There are hanging lockers and storage as well. To starboard is the master head with large vanity and separate shower stall. The head sole is granite and the shower has a removable teak grate. A privacy door aft opens to the aft companionway and the forward privacy door opens to access the other staterooms and steps to the pilothouse.

In the forward companionway and to port is the guest cabin with high low bunks, ample storage and an office desk area, hanging locker and a privacy door. To starboard is the guest head with vanity, storage, separate shower stall, granite flooring and a teak grate in the shower. All the way forward is the VIP cabin with a centerline queen berth with port and starboard step up for ease of getting into bed. Along the port and starboard sides are storage and hanging lockers. Overhead is an opening hatch for added light and air. A privacy door leads to the cabin companionway.

Back to the forward master companionway there is a water tight door that leads into the engine room. The engine room is large and offers complete access to the John Deere engine, generator and ship’s systems and controls.

The galleys is a wonderful place just forward and to port of the main salon which allows the onboard chef to be in direct communication with guests. With plenty of storage space and food preparation space, the galley will please even the most discriminating onboard chef.

  • Solid surface counter tops with backsplash and faucet with sprayer
  • Double stainless-steel sinks with faucet and sprayer
  • Force-10 stainless steel propane oven with three burner stove top
  • Trident Propane Control with solenoid
  • Galley exhaust blower
  • Microwave/Convection oven new in 2019
  • Keurig coffeemaker on counter top
  • Vitrifrigo dual voltage refrigerator and freezer
  • Raritan Icerette 85 automatic ice maker in cabinet to pilothouse
  • Force-10 electrical grill on fly bridge in covered cabinet with storage
  • Fresh water filtration system with filters and controls in engine room
  • Trash receptacle in lower cabinet
  • Ample storage cabinets in galley
  • Ample storage drawers in galley
  • In the counter drop in pantry storage
  • Overhead wine glass storage on port side in galley
  • China cabinet above steps on starboard side leading to master stateroom
  • Storage cabinet along the starboard side of galley
  • Spice rack and magnetic knife holder

The AC, 12-volt, and 24-volt electrical panels are in cabinets in the pilot house with easy access.

  • 12-volt and 24-volt DC power
  • 120-volt and 240-volt AC power
  • Power distribution panels with circuit breakers
  • AC and DC volt and amp meters
  • Glendinning Cable Master 50-amp shore power cord
  • (2) 50-amp shore power connections at bow with additional electrical cord
  • Northern Light 12 kW generator with sound shield and 2,975 hours
  • MASS Battery Charger 24/75
  • Mastervolt Combi-System Inverter Chargers with controller for 12 and 24-volt in pilothouse
  • (2) Cruise Air reverse cycle air conditioning/heating with a total of 64,000 BTU
  • Cruise Air controls in each cabin and staterooms
  • Torrid Marine, 20-gallon, stainless steel hot water heater with heat exchanger
  • Sharp flat screen TV in VIP stateroom
  • Sharp flat screen TV in salon
  • Samsung flat screen TV in master stateroom
  • TRAC-Vision satellite TV dome and control
  • DirecTV television receiver
  • Samsung DVD player in salon with surround sound
  • Glomex TV antenna control with high definition TV antenna
  • Kenwood KIV-701 AM/FM/CD/MP3 player in pilothouse with remote speakers
  • Denmark Ocean Tricast brass indirect lighting in cabins
  • Electric toilets in heads
  • Splendide combo washer dyer which is vented, located in lazarette, new in 2019
  • Head Hunter Quiet System fresh water system
  • Electrical bonding system of underwater metals
  • Emergency battery parallel switch for combining battery power
  • Horizon RO, 400-gallon a day water maker with remote control in pilothouse
  • High water alarm system
  • Selene 53 Safety Panel in pilothouse monitoring ship systems with lights and alarms
  • Cantalupi interior accommodation dome and step lights
  • GFI protected electrical receptacles

All pilothouse and flybridge electronics are within easy reach of the helm.


Moving up three steps from the main salon one enters the pilothouse, which is the epicenter of the Selene. The pilothouse features a large L-Shaped settee and teak table for the captain and crew. It is raised by about six inches to help improve outward visibility. Just aft of the settee is an off-watch pilot berth. The pilothouse features Diamond Sea Glaze Dutch doors on either side for access to the forward decks.  A companionway leads up to the flybridge and a stairwell down to two staterooms.

  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Furuno FR-8062 radar display
  • Furuno 72-mile, 6 kW open array radar mounted on stainless steel arch on radar arch
  • Garmin GPS Map 7612 touch screen chartplotter and display
  • Dell 17” LCD computer monitor
  • HP Computer with Coastal Explorer Nav Software Rose Point
  • Raymarine ST-60+ Graphic display
  • Raymarine ST-8002 autopilot control
  • ICOM IC-M504 VHF radio with DSC and ICOM SP-24 remote speaker
  • ICOM BC-162 hand held VHF radio
  • ICOM Command Mic III RAM microphone
  • ICOM RAM microphone from VHF on flybridge
  • VDO Rudder Angle Indicator
  • ACR remote controlled spotlight
  • Exalto windshield wiper controls with (3) windshield wipers
  • Side Power bow and stern thruster joystick controls
  • NAIAD stabilizer control


Up a few steps from the pilothouse is the flybridge. Large with excellent visibility and plenty of guest seating. Along the starboard side is a cabinet and electric BBQ grill. Overhead protected by a Sunbrella bimini and access to the RIB is aft.

  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Dell 17” LCD computer monitor
  • Garmin GPS Map 7612 touch screen chartplotter and display
  • Raymarine ST-60+ wind indicator
  • Raymarine ST-60+ depth indicator
  • Raymarine ST-60+ speed and log
  • Raymarine RS125 WAAS GPS
  • Raymarine ST-8002 autopilot control
  • ICOM IC-M504 VHF radio with DSC
  • VDO rudder angle indicator
  • ACR remote controlled spotlight
  • Bow pulpit with dual stainless-steel anchor rollers and stainless chafe protection
  • Ideal H3M electric windlass with dual gypsy and capstan
  • Anchor windlass helm and foot controls
  • Delta 88 lbs. primary anchor with chain rode
  • Lewmar 110 lbs. steel claw anchor with 300’ of HT chain rode
  • Hause pipes for chain and rode
  • Stainless steel Sampson post 5”
  • Fresh and raw water washdowns
  • Port and starboard anchor lockers
  • Stainless steel stations and rails on bow
  • Port and starboard fender holders on bow
  • Bow deck settee with cushions and storage
  • Portuguese bridge with storage cabinets
  • Port and starboard Dutch door pilothouse doors
  • Cockpit Dutch door into salon
  • Wide side decks with overhang
  • Oversize varnished teak cap rails
  • Cockpit settee with under cushion storage and inlayed varnished table
  • Cockpit cabinet on starboard side with engine and bow thruster controls
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Transom gate with swim platform and folding stainless steel swim ladder
  • Transom hot and cold-water shower
  • Cockpit is protected by bridge overhang
  • Oversized stainless steel flybridge bimini supports
  • Sunbrella dark blue bimini over bridge deck
  • Sunbrella fabrics on exterior settees and bridge seating
  • Dual bridge seats for helm and mate with excellent visibility
  • Tracey steps for boarding stored on aft deck of flybridge
  • Folding radar arch
  • Stainless steel radar arch on top of folding arch
  • Artex 1,300 lbs. dingy davit crane
  • AB 13 foot, RIB with Evinrude 50 hp 4-stroke outboard engine and covers
  • Cockpit lazarette for storage and access to auxiliary engine and storage
  • Whale emergency bilge pumps in engine room and lazarette
  • (2) Stainless steel safety railings on swim platform
  • (5) Watertight bulkheads: collision/chain locker, accommodations, engine room, commissary, lazarette

Excellent engine room access through a water-tight door in the companionway from salon steps to master cabin, through a water-tight door in the lazarette or through an opening hatch in the galley sole. The salon sole will open if needed for any major engine work. The engine room is very quiet with Sound Down engine room insulation.

  • John Deere 6081, 375 hp Tier II fresh water-cooled diesel engine with 3,320 hours
  • Twin Disc 2:88 to 1 marine transmission and adapter for auxiliary engine (rebuilt in 2019)
  • Hynautic hydraulic engine controls with pilothouse, flybridge and cockpit controls
  • 3” Ugin #630 stainless steel propeller shaft with PYI dripless shaft seal
  • Stainless steel shaft cutters
  • Reverso Oil Exchanging system for engine, transmission and generator
  • ESI fuel polishing system with separate RACOR filter
  • Dual Racor primary fuel filters with vacuum gauge
  • Fuel manifold system in engine room
  • John Deere engine gauges and control panel at each helm
  • NAIAD stabilizers with controls at each helm
  • Side Power 11 hp bow and stern thrusters with joystick controls at each station and cockpit
  • Pilothouse Hynautic hydraulic steering with stainless steel and wood steering wheel
  • Flybridge Hynautic hydraulic steering with stainless steel destroyer steering wheel
  • Sight gauges for each fuel tank
  • Fireboy fire suppression systems in lazarette and engine room
  • Kahlenberg dual stainless-steel horns with control at each helm
  • Volvo 75 hp, fresh water-cooled auxiliary engine with hydraulic drive to main transmission
  • Key Power hydraulic transmission drive system (rebuilt in 2019)
  • Volvo EVC panel at pilothouse
  • Volvo transmission (Key Power) control in pilothouse and in engine room

If your looking for a beautiful long-range pilothouse trawler you owe it to your self to visit this Selene. No disappointments on this one.

Easy access into New Bern (EWN) with jet service via CLT (American Airlines).

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


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