2004 Selene 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.
Many updates over the last several years including new Raymarine electronic suites for pilothouse and flybridge helm.
The interior is stunning with teak and cherry interior woodwork and joinery, tan salon and 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. All three entry doors are Dutch doors, allowing the top to be opened while the bottom piece stays shut. Certainly dog friendly!
Enter the cockpit by way of the port, starboard or stern doors. The cockpit is large with plenty of room for fishing or diving gear. The swim platform is aft and offers excellent safety to maneuver with added stainless-steel “staples”. Forward and to port are semi-circular molded fiberglass steps leading to the flybridge. 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. There is a built-in bow seat with Sunbrella tan cushions. The bow has port and starboard fender holders.
Back to the cockpit there is access into the stern lazarette where this is added storage, a tool bench with storage and a deep freeze for packing on long distance cruising. An abundance of storage with the water maker and additional storage capacity and a built-in deep freeze for long distance cruising.
You enter the main salon through a Dutch door. The salon is large with a U-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 is room for two chairs (onboard Stressless chairs do not convey) with an aft built-in end table and a centered small drink table with storage cabinets below. 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 exceptional and features large appliances and plenty of storage and food preparation spaces. In the lazarette there is a built-in deep freeze. Additional engine room access is gained through a hatch in the galley flooring. Across from the galley is a cabinet with additional storage with a granite counter top and fiddles. Above and forward is a cabinet with glass doors for liquor storage. Up a few steps from the galley area is the pilothouse. Just inboard of the steps are storage cabinets and a cabinet with the icemaker. The pilothouse offers excellent visibility. There is a centered helm with adjustable Arrigoni helm chair with foot rest. 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 tan Sunbrella bimini. The helm is centered and has updated Todd helm and companion seats. Access to all electronics and controls are within easy reach. Aft of the helm seats is an L-Shaped settee for guests with Sunbrella tan cushions and storage under the seats. The helm area is protected with stainless steel safety rails. Along the starboard side is a cabinet for storage with a stainless steel sink with cold water faucet. The aft bridge deck has dingy storage chocks to starboard with a mast and boom electric davit system. There is storage for two kayaks or paddleboards outboard with stainless steel brackets attached to the stainless steel rails. The mast can be folded down if needed for height restrictions.
Back to the pilothouse and down the forward spiral steps is access to the staterooms. Above the steps is a bookcase while inboard are additional storage cabinets. Outboard is a large cabinet with the combination washer and dryer. At the base of the steps and immediately aft is the master cabin. The master is large and very comfortable. The queen berth is centered with port and starboard built-in night stands and storage. Overhead are several storage cabinets. Along the port side is a large cabinet with storage drawers and the aft top opens for a vanity with mirrored top. There are cedar lined hanging lockers and storage as well. To starboard is the master ensuite head with ample storage and separate shower stall. Along the aft starboard side are several storage lockers and a cedar-lined hanging locker. A privacy door opens aft and to starboard revealing the water tight door into the engine compartment.
In the forward companionway and to port is the guest cabin with high low bunks, ample storage and a 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 the berth. Along the port and starboard sides are storage and cedar-lined hanging lockers.
Overhead is an opening hatch for added light and air. A privacy door leads to the cabin companionway.
The galley 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 and food preparation space, the galley will please even the most discriminating onboard chef.
The AC and DC main electrical panels are in cabinets in the pilot house with easy access.
Moving up three steps from the main salon you enter the pilot house, which is the epicenter of the Selene. The pilot house 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 pilot house 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 the staterooms.
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 with wet bar. Overhead protected by a Sunbrella tan bimini and access to an inflatable is aft. A life raft is mounted forward of the helm. Aft of the guest seating is a mounted ACR EPIRB and a Jim Buoy life ring.
Excellent engine room access through a water-tight door in the master stateroom or an opening hatch in the galley sole. A large salon sole hatch will open if needed for any major engine work. The engine room is very quiet with Sound Down engine room insulation.
Wing Engine (GET HOME) Information:
The wing engine will easily push the Selene 53 cruising at 6.5-7 knots with great fuel economy.
If you’re looking for a beautiful long-range pilothouse trawler you owe it to yourself to visit this Selene. With added updates and up to date maintenance she will take you to new places in style and comfort.
Located in Stuart, FL the sellers are living onboard and require a minimum of 24 hours for any showings.
Engine and generator 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.