The Selene 42 is the next generation model of the popular Selene 40, and is the big sister of the new Selene 38. She has all of the advantages of her next generation sisters including amazing 5’6″ headroom in the engine room and the efficient cruisers stern. With a Length Overall of 45′, she is the biggest and roomiest “42” in the world. Designed with the cruising family in mind, this coastal cruiser provides all the same quality and safety of her larger siblings at an affordable price. The Selene 42 comes equipped with a 230 HP Cummins diesel, bow thruster, anchor windlass, full galley, island master berth, separate shower, full guest stateroom with head, and much more.
The next generation hull incorporates a cruisers stern, deeper keel, and larger rudder. The cruisers stern adds to the water line giving better speed and efficiency. The deeper keel adds more stability and tracking. The larger rudder gives better control, especially at low speeds. Our cruisers stern has added greater storage to the inside of the lazarette which also houses the steering quadrant, and battery banks for the vessel.
One of the most brilliant design elements of the 42 is the engine room. Passage Maker magazine quotes “AN ENGINE ROOM THAT EARNS HIGH MARKS” in a recent article covering this 38/42 boat series. After passing through a full sized man door located on the starboard side of the owners shower stall, you walk into the engine room where you can stand up and service the engine. The headroom is as much as 5′ 9″ and is smartly gained from the space underneath the raised settee in the saloon. This is the most spacious engineroom in any yacht of this size range.
This boat is build for a cruising family in mind and has a very livable interior and is made more so by the additional four feet. The saloon is increased in size over two feet. This adds space to the galley which can now include a full size refrigerator and the settee can now seat more guests with our famous hide-a-leaf table. Aft is the master stateroom, increased by about 12″ which has a walk around queen on center as well as a full head and stand up shower stall. Forward is a V-berth with en-suite head. The rest of the extra space of the 42 is in the cockpit/lazarette.
Outside the Selene 42 deck plan is set up to safely get around and much thought has gone into this design as well. Walk around decks and cockpit are large and fore deck design allows for anchors to be safely deployed and retrieved and is marked by a heavy duty stainless steel Samson post.