About Selene 49
The Selene 49 is the “next generation” evolution of the very popular Selene 48 model. It features the new “deep hull” design with its cruiser stern, a 1 foot increase in engine room headroom, and the larger, standard Cummins QSL 9.0 330 hp. engine. LOA is over 1 foot longer. On the interior, that translates to an 8 inch increase in the cockpit and 4 inches more in the salon. Explains Howard Chen, the designer and builder of the Selene range, “Another significant difference is the standard wide body fly bridge giving space for entertaining friends and family with style in the open air. This fly bridge layout incorporates an ‘L’ settee and table to one side, a bar/sink/BBQ unit on the other, and behind, ample room for a substantial dinghy and hydraulic crane.”
The 49 also boasts an integral swim platform with a telescopic swim ladder, and beneath this is an 18 inch hull extension, creating extra room in the lazarette for storing gear and supplies, and at the same time greater buoyancy to offset the weight of the larger fly bridge.
With the standard Cummins 330 hp at 1800 rpm it has a cruising speed of 8.5 kts for a range of 2,000 nm. As the flagship of the smaller Selenes, the Selene 49 boasts a level of luxury normally only found on its larger sisters in the range, but all in an affordable package that’s easy to handle as a couple.