Selene 44 Is Newest In Next Generation Selene Ocean Trawlers

Selene 44 Is Newest In Next Generation Selene Ocean Trawlers

For Immediate Release

August 5, 2009

Dong Guan, China—Jet Tern Marine recently announced the launch of a series of Next Generation Selene Ocean Trawlers beginning with the 38, 42, and 49-foot models. Selene Ocean Trawlers range in size from 38 to 75 feet. The newest model in the next generation series to be announced is the Selene 44. The first shipments will be delivered in early 2010. Like the other next generation models, the 44 is designed to be a serious passagemaker and a superlative coastwise and inland cruiser.

As a next generation model, the Selene 44 features the Cruiser Stern. Howard Chen, president and founder of Jet Tern Marine describes the next generation hull, "The new design has a deeper hull section than the original design. Starting at the front bulkhead of the engine room to the stern, the midship is now deeper increasing the overall engine room headroom. The deeper hull also allows us to increase the size of the tanks thereby increasing the fuel capacity."

The new hull design results in nearly a one-foot increase in engine room headroom to 66 inches and allows plenty of room for the proven, standard Cummins QSB 5.9 230hp engine. The extra height also allows for expansion of the fuel tanks to a total of 1,000 U.S. gallons. Thanks to the extra height in the engine room, the tanks are designed to be narrower yielding even more space in the engine room. The new 44 replaces the original Selene 43 with an additional half a foot on the LOA increasing the interior saloon space by six more inches. Its innovative cruiser stern increases hull efficiency by around 8% as measured in tank tests. The increased hull efficiency translates into fuel savings as well as more sea-kindly handling in following seas.

Evolved from the original Selene 43 which had a centerline galley, the new Selene 44 has the galley offset to starboard providing a more spacious and accommodating saloon with easy access to the pilothouse. The pilothouse settee is L-shaped and also offset to starboard which creates room for a small helm chair in the pilothouse. With a spacious master stateroom forward, the new Selene 44 is ideal for couple's cruising though an additional stateroom to port can accommodate occasional guests. There are two full heads with enclosed showers.

Though the Selene 44 is at the smaller end of trawlers built by Jet Tern Marine she is equipped with many features like a washer/dryer and Frigiboat freezer usually found on larger yachts. Her engine and tank size make capable of long-distance cruising and at a 7.5 knot cruise speed the trawler will offer a 3,000 mile range.

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