The Selene 49 is a “next generation” evolution of the very popular Selene 48 model. It features the new “deep hull” design with its cruiser stern, 10” increase in engine room headroom, and the larger, standard Cummins QSL 9.0 330 h.p. engine. LOA is over a foot longer. On the interior, that also translates to an 8” increase in the cockpit and 4” more in the salon.
Explains Howard Chen, the designer and builder of the Selene range, “Another significant difference is a wider body flybridge giving space for entertaining friends and family with style in the open air. This new flybridge 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″ 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 flybridge.”
The Selene 49 is still an excellent long range cruising boat with a D/L ratio at full load of 316, and A/B ratio at full load of 2.54. With the standard Cummins 330 hp at 1800 rpm it has a cruise speed of 8.6kts 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.