- Our Facilities -
Selene Yachts are manufactured in a state of the art facility, in Dong Guan, Canton, China Every Selene Yacht begins it's life as fiberglass cloth and resin. Since high quality materials are the foundation of any great product, our materials are stored in a climate controlled warehouse. This insures that the hull and deck laminates are not compromised by storage of the raw materials in an uncontrolled environment.
Selene hulls are laminated using a female mold in one of two large buildings in our facility. Because the hulls are built from the "outside in" one of the first steps is applying the gelcoat which will be the glossy outer finish of the hull. Gelcoat is applied using a state-of-the-art MVP airless spray system that ensures consistent even film thickness and avoids "print through" (where the underlying fiberglass shows through the outer layer of gelcoat). Successive layers of fiberglass cloth soaked in resin are applied to the inside of the mold over the gelcoat. The number of layers of cloth and the type of cloth are carefully specified and controlled to produce a consistently strong hull. Once the hull is complete, it is removed from the mold by separating the mold into two halves at the centerline of the hull. The interior components and machinery are then installed in the completed hull.
Where painting is necessary, such as when customers order an optional two-part polyurethane exterior paint color, the completed hull is moved to a new climate and dust-controlled painting shop. Careful control of temperature, humidity, and dust are critical to a quality paint finish.
At the end of the manufacturing process, moveable final touch up sheds cover the yachts while crews complete any final details and prepare them for shipment.
- Quality Commitment -
"Grace and Strength" is not just a slogan for Selene Yachts--it is backed up by a rigorous commitment to quality and a dedication to continuous improvement. Every Selene Yacht is built from the highest quality materials and components available. Hulls are constructed using Cook Gelcoat and Vinylester resin to retain their beauty and resist moisture absorption which can lead to osmostic blistering. Cymax unidirectional bi-axial fiberglass is used for structural integrity. Above the waterline, balsa core is used for light weight (which increases stability), strength, and insulation. Vacuum bagging insures a solid bond between core and laminate materials. Gelcoat is applied using the state of the art MVP airless spray system for flawless application.
While high-quality materials and components are critical, even the best materials can be wasted if manufacturing processes are not consistently controlled. A key part of Jet Tern Marine鎶?commitment to quality is achieving ISO 9001 certification. ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. awarded Jet Tern Marine with ISO 9001 certification in August 2001 (Certificate number 35916). ISO 9001 certification means that Jet Tern Marine鎶?processes are documented and controlled to insure consistency, which is an important part of quality. We believe that Jet Tern Marine is the first shipyard in China producing yachts to achieve ISO