Chinese Passage Maker Delivers Pure Class

The luxurious Selene 59 from the Zhuhai, China yard of Jet Tern Marine, will make its Australian debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (May 22-25).

A completely new design, the Selene 59 is the first of a ‘new breed’ from the yard.


It is built to Lloyd’s Category A standard and since its launch more than 20 have been ordered or already delivered to appreciative owners worldwide.

Designed to comfortably accommodate owners and guests, the Selene 59 is easily handled thanks to hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, a Maxwell hydraulic anchor winch and Wesmar power steering.

A telescopic hydraulic crane makes light work of stowing a tender on the spacious upper deck aft of the flying bridge.

Accommodation has been described as ‘the epitome of traditional elegance’, with a full beam master stateroom with private en-suite, a superb guest cabin with island berth and en-suite and an additional cabin to port with upper and lower berths.

The master stateroom is sited amidships, the most comfortable location for extended ocean passages.

Comfort is ensured in summer conditions with full air conditioning for the bridge deck, saloon and cabins.

Aft of the enclosed saloon area there is a dedicated ‘al fresco’ dining and entertaining area.

The flying bridge is expansive and includes a large L-shaped sofa with built in barbecue, sink and refrigerator.

An optional hard top is available which enhances both the profile and functionality of the motor yacht.

Powered by a proven Cummins 380hp diesel, the Selene 59 cruises at 12 knots using only 18-litres of fuel an hour at 2200rpm.

Long range fuel tanks give the vessel a range of 300 nautical miles at cruising speed, or, when throttled back, up to 500 nautical miles.

The full height engine room also houses an inverter, automatic fire extinguisher system and other lighting and power systems.

There’s also a handy utility room containing a freezer and washer/dryer as well as handy work space for minor maintenance.

Separate crew quarters are located aft of the engine room.

The Selene 59 displaces 123,000lbs, yet with a draft of 5’8” is quite at home in relatively shallow tropical waters, rivers and creeks.

Standard stabilisers add to the vessel’s comfort.

With its spacious Portuguese-style bridge deck and wide, covered side decks, added to its list of standard inclusions, the Selene 59 is an easy boat to call home for extended live-aboard periods.

For further information contact Market Focus, telephone (07) 5526-6440.

by Bob Wonders