For the benefit of non-boating readers, anti-fouling is a special type of paint which is applied to the parts of the hull which are under the water. This is meantRead More

Main Engine

The engine is a single John Deere 6090SFM85 marine diesel engine . It has been downrated to M1 rating 325HP @2100 RPM and is a 6 cylinder, 9 litre engine.Read More

Painting the Hull

We don’t like white boats 🙂 Boats should be blue ….. or grey as we have learnt to love with our sailboat. The downside of a blue boat is thatRead More

Technical Library

The technical design of our Selene 60 has been the result of endless hours of research and the experience of living on board our sailboat for the last six years.Read More

Hull and Construction

The Selene construction is for a hull made of FRP. This basically means its made of fibre glass. The superstructure is manufactured with hand-laid lamination together with vacuum resin infusionRead More

Machinery and Hydraulics

Machinery and hydraulics is about how you move, control and steer the boat. Of course this includes the engine which generally moves you backwards and forwards but there are alsoRead More

Electrical Systems

Electrical systems on a boat Marine electrical systems are very complex and availability of power is a key challenge on a boat. Power can be harnessed from a number ofRead More