In response to many customers and prospective customers, Team Selene Annapolis worked with Howard Chen, President of Jet Tern Marine, to develop a new choice for owners of the very popular Selene 53 Ocean Trawler. On its twin-engine version, the draft may be reduced by a full 9”, from 5’9” to 5’0”.

This significant option will enable cruisers to probe waters whose depth had heretofore been a barrier. Entire areas, particularly on the East Coast of the US, the Bahamas, Great Lakes, and some Caribbean waters will become accessible for the first time to cruisers of the Selene 53 Shoal Draft.

Even with a shortened keel, the bottom of the wheels are still 4” above the bottom of that sturdy keel providing excellent protection in a grounding.

There will be no sacrifice of stability. Even though the keel is shortened, the A/B ration will not be materially effected as twin rudders will provide additional area below the waterline. The weight of the twin engine configuration, considering the additional weight of twin transmissions, shafts, and wheels, will also lower the center of gravity.

The optional Selene Shoal Draft design is now available for the Selene 53/55 and 59.