Technical Design

The technical design of our Selene 60 Ocean Trawler has been the result of endless hours of research on top of the experience of living on board our sailboat for the last six years. In our technical library, we’ll share with you the decisions we have made and the reasons for them. We’ll also share some of our design documents and the research sources which led to our conclusions. The library will grow as we finalise the boat and pull together the documentation – we hope you find it useful and feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss anything we cover.

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
Electronics Screens

Electronics

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

The Selene 60 comes with the basic equipment as standard – and we did decide to keep some of that.  However, every piece of equipment on the boat has been thought about, analysed and chosen to fit with our requirements.  We’ve spent lots of years living aboard our sail-boat so we have a pretty good idea of what we do and don’t want. When it came to our technical design we had clear requirements.

For some, our Selene 60 will be a nightmare! There are many who advocate the “keep it simple” approach but we have never been among them. It does depend on the level of your own technical skills as it is true to say that everything breaks on a boat. You have to be able to repair it yourself and understand how it all works. For this reason, the technical design is our own – we specified and understand every component on the boat.

Don’t forget to check out our blog to keep up to date with our travels and our maintenance history.