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 at the yard in China from signing the order in May 2018 to the final delivery – some time in 2021. We’ve had some trials and tribulations during the build including the impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic. Our blogs will follow us after launch as we cruise the world, starting in the Far East. We 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


Selene Factory Visit

The time arrives for our next quarterly factory visit to Selene in China.  This is always an exciting time when we will get to see and feel the boat in the flesh!  This particular visit was quite difficult for me – we were right in the middle of the due..

Hull lamination

Deck Join is a Milestone

September sees Destiny start to look like a real boat! The deck finishes cooking in its mould and towards the end of the month everything is ready to be joined together. The floor section has already been installed inside the hull. The battening and cabling has been getting on well..

Deck infusion

Deck and infusion techniques

So we have the lower hull – but that’s only half of the boat! The next step in the manufacturing process is to laminate the upper half. This will actually be the middle deck when its finished. For those who haven’t got a clue what lamination means, this is the..

Technical Design – Selene 6043

Basic Boat Specification

– Facts and Figures
– Standard Design
– Layout Options

Hull & Superstructure

– Laying the hull
– Superstructure
– Decks
– Anti-fouling
– Hull painting
– Outside Spaces

Machinery & Hydraulics

– Engine
– Generators
– Stabilisation
– Thrusters
– Propellor and Rudder
– Get-home system

Electrical Systems

– Rationale and Objectives
– System Overview
– Components of the System
– Lithium Battery Banks
– Solar Power
– Shore Power Worldwide

Water Systems

– Fresh Water System
– Water Maker
– Waste Water System
– Black Water System
– Bilge Pumps and Crash Pump
– Anchor and Deck Wash


– Rationale and Objectives
– Navigation Electronics
– Ships Management System
– Security Systems
– Entertainment Systems
– Office and Communications

Exterior Equipment

– Anchor, Chain and Winches
– Passerelle & Swim Deck
– Safety Equipment
– Dinghy and Crane
– Flybridge Galley
– Gadgets

Interior Comfort

– Air Conditioning and Heating
– Carpentry
– Galley
– Bathrooms and Heads
– Soft Furnishings
– Lighting

Tools & Spare Parts

– Rationale and Objectives
– Storage Spaces
– Spare Parts