An innovative new hull modification is now standard on Selene 38, 42, 44, 47, 49, 53, 56, 58, and 60. It has many benefits to the Selene owner.

Instead of squaring off the hull where the bottom and transom join, the cruiser stern extends fully under the integral swim platform and is gently rounded both across the entire beam as well as where the sides and stern join. The benefits are many:

  • Passage through the water is more efficient as the tendency for displaced water to tumble back is reduced

  • In a following sea, forces are more efficiently dissipated for better handling
  • Buoyancy is increased permitting heavier loading of equipment and such in the lazarette

  • Storage is increased - the entire area beneath the swim platform is easily accessible from within the lazarette
  • The LWL is increased providing an increment of speed


These construction photos are of the first Selene 53 and the third Selene 49 with the cruiser stern. A Next Generation Selene 47 will be presented at this year's Solomons, MD Trawler Fest and at the Annapolis Boat Show.