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Old 04-06-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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What is the Boat in the Picture on the Top of this Website?

Anybody got an answer for that?
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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Looks like a Selene to me....
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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Selene 60. I believe it is named Wild Blue.

Selene Owners Site &amp Forum

Edit* Sorry Selene 53

http://mvwildblue.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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Selene as Peter said. Nice boat, made in the PRC, albeit with stupid wannabe windows in the pilothouse. If they'd fix that they'd have a pretty decent-looking boat. Not as nice as a deFever 46 or a Fleming 55 or an Alaskan 49 but okay looking nevertheless.
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I love this site. Ask a question....get an answer quick. Very cool of You Folks. Love the passion You guys have for this!


"PRC" China?
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:20 AM   #6
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"PRC" China?

People's Republic of China. Nordhavn's are built there, too, in Xiamen. At least the larger ones. We've filmed the plant there.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:49 AM   #7
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Selene as Peter said. Nice boat, made in the PRC, albeit with stupid wannabe windows in the pilothouse.
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You need to learn not to mask how you really feel !

Personally I wouldn't the bridge on a trawler I expected to use at night without those windows

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #8
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Here is the forum that started the photo search:
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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I like those stupid wannabee windows in Florida as there is less sun coming into the pilothouse, and less need of sun shades on the outside of the windows when you are at the dock. Plus there is more room to mount electronics in a display above the helm.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #11
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Right On Tucker. My 50' Cherubini Independence trawler has them and your reasons are correct. At 10 knots I am not worried about aerodynamic air flow.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #12
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Wannabe windows are functional, no question, for boats that truly need the benefits.

But in our opinions they are butt-ugly and totally destroy the aesthetcs of any boat that has them. And as we are not interested in operating a butt-ugly boat, we will never have a boat with them.

For recreational cruising, at least in the daytime, they offer zero advantage that we can see unless your pilothouse is so cramped that you have no choice but to mount instruments overhead. In which case we would never buy that boat, either, for that reason.

We have no glare issues at all with our "normal" forward windows but perhaps that's because American Marine intelligently designed a nice looking flying bridge overhang to take care of that.

All this is strictly my opinion of course. Beauty or aesthetics is totally in the eye of the beholder. But when I see a boat with wannabe windows, particulary a recreational boat, my immediate reaction is "boy, they sure screwed that design up," and I instantly dismiss that boat as not being worth looking at anymore. It becomes a "non boat" to me.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #13
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...and it's easier to see when it's snowing...
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #14
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Wannabee windows? I'm guilty, but we've been over this. Here's the link to the thread "Wannabee Windows"

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That didn't take long.

Hard to believe it's been over a year with the new software!
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:47 AM   #16
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Done that "wannabee" discussion a couple of times before. This time decided (hopefully) to just observe and enjoy.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:50 AM   #17
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Can't resist. ... Don't you just hate forward-leaning, wannabee pilothouse windows? Well, it's function over style.

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If nothing else, I always thought fwd sloped windows would be better at night with interior light reflections.
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the forward raked windows work for us...
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