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Old 06-16-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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Selene 47 opinions please

Love my IG32 but I'm now find myself in a position to look at a larger volume boat and a local broker has this Selene for sale .At present Im seeking opinions from others that have 47--50 foot boats and ask there thoughts on the Selene 47.

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Old 06-16-2017, 08:02 PM   #2
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I'm kinda prejudiced towards mine, so not sure how subjective I can be.

For the money, hard to find another make that is as capable as our Selene.

But, if its not maintained properly no matter who makes it, you should walk away.

PM me if you need more info.

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Are you single screw now?

Also depends on what boating you want to do. If coastal there are many solid boats with good salon and cabin space and ER space, so be careful not to limit yourself and get sucked in by good marketing.

All the best with your decision.
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Are you single screw now?

Also depends on what boating you want to do. If coastal there are many solid boats with good salon and cabin space and ER space, so be careful not to limit yourself and get sucked in by good marketing.

All the best with your decision.


Im single Cummins 330 now with front and rear thrusters .

We are VERY VERY limited in available boats here .For instance if I market my 2006 IG 32 it will be the only IG from 1998 to 2007 for sale in 8 months market . So the same for this 47
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Brian Calvert has a Selene 47 that he captained from Seattle to the South Pacific, as far south as Sydney, and as far north as Thailand. He is currently in the Philippines.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:44 AM   #6
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Great boat Gaston. If I could afford it, it'd be GONE. Get my drift..? See my PM, by the way.
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Gaston, if you can afford it I honestly don't think you can go wrong. Assuming you are not out spending your mission!! I would imagine there is a lot of big water around your neck of the woods so it would serve you well in that regard. Go fo it. A Selene could be in my future if I am lucky!!!
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The Selene 53 had me at the moment that I stepped on board, and a pretty wee thing handing out brochures, said, "you smell nice", and that was just my aftershave. Kevin Klein I think it was..? It just got better from there...
I just wish the pocket was up to it.
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Traveling with Pairadice I have come to know the Selene and I am impressed. A very capable boat, nice layout. I now know what life is like at 7.5kts.
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Here's the blog of a Selene 53, Mystic Moon, currently in Malaysia. They were in the Eastern Caribbean in 2012 so they must like the boat since they are still out there.
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I've heard owners of other boats put Selene's down, but I've only ever heard of happy and satisfied Selene owners.
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I've heard owners of other boats put Selene's down, but I've only ever heard of happy and satisfied Selene owners.
I must say I have never heard Selenes (or Kady Krogens or Nordhavns) "put down."

I have read many times of how one needs to really analyse their cruising plans and make sure that the boat they get is right for the purpose. That means not under or over buying.
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This is a great resource for Selene information:

Selene Owners Site &amp Forum
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I must say I have never heard Selenes (or Kady Krogens or Nordhavns) "put down."

I have read many times of how one needs to really analyse their cruising plans and make sure that the boat they get is right for the purpose. That means not under or over buying.
I have. Also heard KK's put down. By the same Nordhavn owner and his fanatic friend. Honestly, can't think of any boat I haven't ever heard criticized and that includes Feadship.
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FWIW, I think Selena's are beautiful boats. I've never seen one that didn't take my breath away just a little bit.

Not to say that one would be a smart choice for me, but they pretty to look at.
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I surely do hope for your sake Mrs. Hays doesn't get to reading about Selena takin' your breath away.
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A bigger Selene or a Nordy or a KK has a severe effect on my breathing. They also have a serious effect on my bank account.

But seriously, we are probably gonna step up to a 55 in the next year or so. Spending 180-210 days a year on a 47, even it kinda gets cramped. In a couple more years, ill probably say the same about a 55 too.

Did spend some time with the owners of a Nordy 55 this morning, what a nice boat.......Drool!
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I really Like the Selene's, nice boats. My only caution is to watch out for blistering, they had a few issues with this, especially the earlier models.
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A bigger Selene or a Nordy or a KK has a severe effect on my breathing. They also have a serious effect on my bank account.

But seriously, we are probably gonna step up to a 55 in the next year or so. Spending 180-210 days a year on a 47, even it kinda gets cramped. In a couple more years, ill probably say the same about a 55 too.

Did spend some time with the owners of a Nordy 55 this morning, what a nice boat.......Drool!
You drooled over the Nordy, but in terms of your type cruising and comfort, it would seem to me the Selene of the same length matches far better. The livable and usable space. Would you agree? Disagree?
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