Gone without wind – cruising the World in our Selene 60 Ocean Trawler

Welcome to MV Destiny!

Selene 60 Ocean Trawler – Hull 6043

Gone without Wind …. around the world

Welcome to MV Destiny – our Selene 60 Ocean Trawler. Our blog takes you through the design and construction of our new Selene 60 Ocean Trawler at the shipyard in China from signing the order in May 2018 to the final delivery in May 2022. We’ve had some trials and tribulations during the build – including the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on our build process. Our blogs will follow us as we cruise the world, starting in the Far East. We will also include a technical library of the equipment on board to give a full background of our design process and the decisions we have made along the way.
Ed and Christine van Zadelhoff

Latest News

Sunrise Hong Kong

Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is well placed as a commissioning centre for new yachts coming from the Chinese shipyards. A strange mix of East and West and one of the most expensive cities on earth, life in Hong Kong can be an interesting experience.

Planning and Design

Buying a yacht direct from the shipyard

When you buy a new yacht, there are a number of ways you can go about this. Normally, you would buy from a local dealer who will help you with the design and specification and liaise with the shipyard on your behalf. But there is another way to save large amounts of money – to buy direct from the shipyard.

Boat Life in Hong Kong

Boat Life Begins in Hong Kong

We finally move aboard Destiny as soon as she is delivered and our Hong Kong boat life is underway. We have to first stow all our gear and deal with the snagging issues as they come along

Destiny in her berth

At Last!! Destiny DELIVERED!

After four years in the build process, we finally take delivery of our yacht in Hong Kong. Hard to believe she is really with us now! But the last few months has been a very stressful time, trying to get us to the end of the process. We still have a lot of work to do before we will be ready to cruise, but at least we are now living onboard ….

Boat Testing on Sea Trial

Boat Delays and Quarantine

Almost a year to the day, I wrote a blog with an update on our boat. At the time, we had no idea how long we would be separated and when the boat could be finished. We certainly did not expect that a year later we would still be sitting in limbo.

Ed in Hong Kong Lockdown

Building a Boat in Lockdown

Here we are in April 2021 and it still seems we are no closer to getting together again and taking delivery of Destiny from the boat yard. Building a boat..

technical specifications

Basic Boat Information
GA Layout Selene Design

Basic Boat Information

Facts and figures, GA (general arrangement) layout drawings, standard specification, factory options

Hull, Deck & Superstructure

Hull, Deck & Superstructure

Lamination of the hull, infusion technique for decks, bulbous bow, fuel tanks, anti-fouling, hull painting or not, teak decks, outdoor spaces

Machinery & Hydraulics

Machinery & Hydraulics

Engine, generators, get-home system, propellor, stabilisers, thrusters, articulated rudder, steering, fuel polishing system, fuel tanks

Electrical Systems
Victron Electric

Electrical Systems

Rationale and objectives, system overview, generators, shore power all over the world, lithium battery banks, alternator, solar, breaker panel

Water Systems

Water Systems

Water maker, tanks and pumps, waste water, black water, pumps, anchor wash, city water hookup, deck wash, transom shower

Electronics Screens


Rationale and objectives, navigation, remote docking, ships management, security, personal safety, communications, office, entertainment

Exterior & Safety
Anchor Onboard

Exterior & Safety

Anchor, chain, winches, liferaft, passerelle, liferaft, dinghy, davit/crane, winches, capstan, chain counter, fire safety

Interior Comfort
Saloon Interior

Interior Comfort

General layout, carpentry, air conditioning, heating, galley equipment, mattresses and soft furnishings, bathrooms and heads