Selene Yachts Northwest, already known for their sturdy trawlers, isn’t sitting still, and the new 2017 Selene 49 now plying local waters is proof. Billed as the “next generation” of the Selene 48 model, the Selene 49 features many tweaks to the design that should make it all the more appealing to motor cruisers.
The Selene 49 has a very traditional look from the outside, complete with large flybridge and mast/hydraulic boom crane combination that looks very workboat-esque. The flybridge layout incorporates an L-shaped settee and table, a bar/sink/BBQ unit, and space for tender stowage. The hull itself is deeper than the Selene 48 and is meant to carve through the water. The interior is large and spacious for the long cruising days ahead.
Many of the evolutionary tweaks of the design affect the engine. Headroom for the engine room has increased by a whole foot and the larger Cummins QSL 9.0 330-horsepower engine is standard. The manufacturer claims that at 1,800 rpm, the Selene 49 has a cruising speed of 8.5 knots for a range of 2,000 nautical miles.
Interested? Contact Selene Yachts Northwest for pricing details and check out their website for more information (selenenw.com).