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Bella Vita 53' Selene 53 Ocean Trawler 2003

$ 765,000

2003 53' Selene Ocean Trawler “Bella Vita” for sale. Bella Vita is a three stateroom pilothouse trawler. This Selene 53 is the most popular model and best-selling of the Selene line of Ocean Trawlers. Offers you flexibility for guests, excellent sea keeping abilities and the long-range cruising knowledgeable cruisers and Selene owners desire. Bella is a RARE twin diesel with port and starboard side wing stations. The Selene quality craftsmanship is apparent throughout – showing off their excellent skills in top-notch joinery work, space planning, and storage. The Selene 53 models have taken owners wide and far, traveling some extreme distances. Bella completed Americas Great Loop in December 2021. It all starts with an efficient and ocean capable hull. Take a look under a Selene and you will see what you should expect of excellent naval architecture – clean, smooth lines, a long keel for tracking and a large rudder for steering. There are no bulky protrusions to create cavitation issues for the propeller, the lines are clean from bow to stern, and the long keep and skeg-hung rudder protect the propeller. This vessel has an extensive list of recent updates and modifications. She is ready to go! Currently located in Cape Coral, call for your easy showing, you will not be disappointed!

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 765,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    53 Ocean Trawler

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Cape Coral, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

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


  • Water Capacity: 350 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 960 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins 6BT5.9M
  • Engine 1: 2003 7020.00 HRS 210.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2003 7026.00 HRS 210.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:
  • New wiper motors and wipers x3
  • Sirius weather module GXM54 installed and integrated in chart plotter
  • New Garmin GMI20
  • New anchor chain (each side – 200 ft each)
  • Anchor Chain Counter Installed
  • Anchor lockers cleaned and repainted
  • New Mantus M2 anchor (120 lbs)
  • Stabilizers overhauled (Detailed shipyard scope on file)
  • New Port Stabilizer Fin
  • Stabilizer seals, gaskets replaced/serviced port and starboard
  • Hydraulic fluids replaced
  • Replaced all parts on both heads
  • Shafts pulled, resurfaced, new seals
  • Engine room blower motors replaced
  • Pilot house air handler/blower replaced (2024)
  • Entire AC system replaced down (May 2024)
  • Upper AC unit descaled (May 2024)
  • Samsung Microwave oven upgraded and replaced
  • Interior cushions in salon and pilot house custom made
  • Dometic Blinds installed in salon – 2-tone with black out option (shade or black out)
  • Cable hydraulic steering removed and all stations replaced with Glendenning electric
  • Steering (Flybridge, pilot house, both wing stations and bow thruster)
  • Hull painted – Awlgrip Bottom – 2023
  • Engines, generator, transmissions kept on regular maintenance schedule – all records available – all done by ADR – engine room is labeled with date stickers for everything
  • Generator replaced with Northern Lights (about 420 hours)
  • Engine room risers custom made and installed
  • Batteries – All New 2023
  • New helm cover, new bimini canvas, new wing station covers, new cover over stairway
  • Fireboy recertification April 2024
  • Ice Maker – Serviced May 2024
  • New Pilot house dutch doors (port and starboard side)
  • Lower ports reset and resealed
  • Rails sanded and ready to be left natural or restained
  • Bella is a RARE twin diesel with port and starboard side wing stations.
  • Approx $150k shipyard Jan-May of 2022
  • Diver on monthly schedule
  • Wash on 3 week schedule
  • Filter baskets typically done weekly (more often as needed)
  • USCG Safety Check completed April 2024
  • Engines consistently serviced and maintained
  • Recent bottom job, prop speed on props and shafts August 2023
  • Sea stair hardware and storage mount

The ample guest stateroom is forward and offers a very comfortable centerline island queen berth. There is no lack of storage with two large drawers at the foot of the berth, cedar lined hanging lockers port and starboard and several other accessible spaces surrounding. There is a large flatscreen TV on the bulkhead wall to port. Natural light and ventilation abounds with four opening port lights and large hatch overhead. Just aft to starboard is the guest head. Two opening port lights illuminate and ventilate the vanity, sink, VacuFlush toilet and large stall shower. 

Continuing aft along the companionway you will note the well-lit steps back up to the pilothouse to your left. Just a few more steps and you are entering the amidships Master Stateroom. A centerline queen berth. With many drawers and cedar lined locker storage you will have ample options to store all your adventure wear including a custom installed safe and large flatscreen TV. An ample en-suite head is to starboard nicely laid out also with vanity, sink, VacuFlush toilet and a nice separate stall shower. A water tight door on the bulkhead of the stall shower leads to the engine room. Forward and to port is a nicely proportioned private office / third port stateroom with built in desk, lots of storage and two large bunk beds.

Moving starboard we head up the curved stairs that lead to the pilothouse. Now in the pilothouse, looking forward from the centerline helm seat you have easy reach to all your navigation and systems monitoring. To port and starboard Dutch Doors (New 2020) which give access to both of the side decks. Behind you have a settee with a table and a watch berth behind it. Beautiful refinements and woodworking give it a touch of charm.

Leaving the pilothouse and continuing aft down two steps the galley is on the port side. From the fully equipped open galley you look back into the very nicely finished and appointed teak salon. Your entertainment is provided via a fold away flatscreen TV. To port is a built-in settee with storage. There is a large engine access door in the sole of the salon if needed.

Up on the flybridge deck you will find a commanding view both fore and aft. From the wheel, you can see the both stern corner rails to give you good situational awareness. With a bow thruster and Throttle and Glendenning Transmission Controls at (4) Four Stations, the Selene 53 can be tucked nicely into most any spot in the marina. There is an L-Shaped Settee and a Wet bar with DC plugs. The Flybridge can be accessed via the steps from inside at the Pilothouse or from the aft deck via the flybridge steps. The aft steps are built-in, not a ladder, so you can easily have kids join you or pets without the need to carry them.  

  • U-shaped Dinette, Custom Upholstered
  • Seven Large Stainless Steel Frame Picture Windows
  • Windows have Sunshade Screens
  • Custom Dometic Shades
  • LED Overhead Lights – NEW
  • Solid Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Samsung Salon TV – Fold Away
  • Beverage Fridge
  • Wired for Surround Sound 

The galley is to port and forward of the salon. There is an updated fridge/freezer combination that provides plenty of room for cold storage of food.  In addition there is a large Gunert Freezer in the Lazarette. The counter space available for meal preps offers excellent room to prepare while keeping you involved with the conversation in the salon.

  • Ice Maker Raritan - Serviced May 2024
  • Corian countertops
  • Double stainless-steel sink
  • Updated Norcold Refrigerator powered by both AC and DC
  • New Samsung Low Profile Microwave (2024)
  • LED lights in cabinets
  • Updated LED lights overhead
  • Beautiful woodwork throughout
  • Roll-Out shelves in deep storage areas  + abundant drawers
  • Electric smooth top range w/oven - 3 burner

The Pilothouse on the Selene 53 offers you a commanding view forward, out the side deck doors, and aft through the salon. The Selene 53 helm is designed to give you information from your electronics, allow you to comfortably maneuver the Selene 53 around docks, and also to offer you a comfortable helm to cruise through your adventures. There is an L-Shaped Settee with new leather cushions to the port side of the Pilothouse. It is raised to allow your guests the ability to enjoy the views with you and even enjoy a meal on the two folding leaves to accommodate guests. There is storage below and behind the settee, as well as a pilothouse watch berth for anchor watches or additional guests to bed down. The main electrical panel is located on the port side of the Pilothouse under the helm counter. It houses the AC and DC systems and allows you to manage your power inputs for docking and underway.

  • Cruisair Thermostat for heating/ cooling
  • Solid Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Stainless Steel Opening Port Lights with Screens
  • Garmin 7612 GPS XSV 
  • Raymarine Tridata
  • Fusion MS AV755 Bluetooth Stereo
  • Furuno Universal AIS
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Furuno RD-30 Depthfinder
  • Heart inverter / Charger
  • Remote search light
  • VDO Instruments
  • 12V Horn On Port Side

When entering the Master cabin from the Pilothouse stairs you will see the Master Head to your starboard. Through the separate shower you will find the Engine Room door to your aft The Centerline fore/aft Island queen has a thick mattress and two night stands with reading lights. There are numerous drawers and (2) illuminated hanging lockers.

  • Island Queen Berth
  • Hanging Lockers with Aromatic Cedar and Automatic Lighting
  • 40” Smart TV
  • LED Ceiling Lights
  • New LED Reading lights
  • Full Length Mirror with Cantalupi Vanity Light
  • Solid Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Stainless Steel Port Lights with Screens
  • Berth Cabinets with Teak Countertops
  • Port Side Dresser Drawers with Teak counter and Ebony details
  • Custom installed safe will accommodate 2 laptops and jewelry 

Located furthest forward, the VIP has an island queen bed. This is a bright cabin with opening stainless portlights on port and starboard, as well as an overhead opening hatch for both light and ventilation. Hanging illuminated cedar lined lockers are to port & starboard, with drawers for storage on each side and under the berth.

  • Island Queen Berth
  • 32” Smart TV
  • Hanging Lockers with Aromatic Cedar Lining and Automatic Light
  • (5) Storage Lockers and (2) Drawers
  • Retractable Sea Screen Hatch and Shade
  • Solid Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Stainless Steel Port Lights with Screens
  • LED Ceiling Lights
  • Cantalupi Reading Lights
  • Spacious Teak Desk
  • Pullman (2) Single Bunk Berths with Comfortable Mattresses
  • Hanging Locker with Aromatic Cedar Lining and Automatic Lights
  • Overhead Cabinets
  • Solid Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Stainless Steel Port Lights with Screens
  • LED Ceiling Lights
  • LED Reading Lights
  • Garmin 7612 GPS XSV – With integrated music system controls
  • Furuno RD-30 Depth
  • Raymarine Tridata
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Danforth Constilation Compass
  • Bow thruster
  • TV antenna
  • Standard Horizon VHF Matrix AIS / GPS
  • New 12Kw nothern lights generator 420 hours- Recently serviced
  • 220/125V AC System
  • 12V DC System
  • 4 8D Batteries
  • 4 4D Batteries
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 Inverter/Charger
  • Battery Charger Pronautic 12-60P
  • Zinc Saver II Galvonic Isolator 
  • Engine room camera
  • Engines and Generator Fully Serviced
  • Glendinning Throttle and Transmission Controls at (4) Four Stations as well as bow thruster
  • LED and Floresent lights
  • Cruiseair Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning in engine room, 2-36K BTU both new.
  • Custom access from Salon
  • SidePower 11 hp. Bow Thruster
  • Cabin and Flybridge Controls
  • 2 Wing Stations with Gears, Throttles and Bow Thruster Controls on deck
  • Naiad Stabilizers Recent Overhaul and Service
  • Fireboy Halon System (2024)
  • Watermaker - Not used by owner
  • Fresh Water Cooling
  • Raw Water Sea Strainers
  • Twin Racor Primaries and Secondary’s on Each Engine
  • Racor with Secondary on Generator
  • Hynautic Steering
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • 4 Automatic Bilge Pumps
  • Manual Bilge Pump for 3 bilge areas
  • Smart Solar Charger with Phone App
  • Large Crane Davit
  • 6 Person Life Raft
  • Bimini
  • Wet bar with 115 volt receptacles 
  • Custom helm bench
  • Settee with L-shaped seating for 4 plus 2 on helm seats
  • Custom Canvas covers for seating, console
  • Dinghy bunks

This is the area where you will find the large Gunert Freezer & Watermaker, The steering gear and rudder can be easily accessed here, as well as the hydraulic steering fluid reservoir. There is a work/ storage area with six drawers.

Selene believes in making your cruising enjoyable. The Selene 53 has a wide and open foredeck. Entertainment and enjoyable outdoor space. With the Portuguese Bridge, the Selene foredeck frames the anchor platform and offers you not only the foredeck settee, but also room to add foldable deck chairs to bring guests up forward. The anchor platform has a sampson post for lines, as well as room for twin anchors, port and starboard from the anchor platform. The electric windlass can be operated via foot pedals, or at either helm. 

  • NEW Bottom Paint and Running Gear Paint - August 2023
  • 2 Wing Stations with Gears, Throttles and Bow Thruster Controls
  • Maxwell 3500 Windlass - Remote Controlled from pilothouse and Bridge and Windlass.
  • Bow pulpit with rails
  • Fiberglass Deck
  • Hydraulic Davit on aft top deck
  • Freshwater/Saltwater Deck Washdowns
  • Seat Covers
  • Pilothouse Window Covers
  • Flybridge Wet Bar 
  • ACR Remote Controlled Electric Search Light
  • Swim Platform w/Boarding Ladder
  • Navigation Lights
  • Aft deck shower
  • Expansive Lazzarette
  • New Mantus M2 anchor (125 lbs)


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