The Netherlands: Guido De Groot and Associates Present Long Range Yacht Selene 128
The Selene 128 is the result of a international collaboration of designers and architects under Howard Chen’s design team leadership. Howard Chen has worked closely with renowned Dutch designer Guido De Groot and a group of International consultants to develop a contemporary take on the long range yacht whilst capitalizing on builder Jet Tern Marine’s high quality construction and reputation for experience and innovation in the displacement yacht sector.
Although the yacht is taking design elements from the new Selene 92, of which the first yachts are currently under construction, the Selene 128 is a true 3 deck displacement motor yacht with a sundeck as 4th deck. She has a modern look with a rather sharp angled bow, giving her together with her round surfaces and stylish feature lines on the side extra elegance and sleekness. Built in GRP, the new Selene 128 will be the longest yacht in the new range of Selene yachts. The lower deck has 2 guest cabins and 2 VIP cabins, which are all en-suite.
The crew area is located in the bow of the yacht, and has got space for 10 crewmembers. In the stern of the lower deck there is a technical space and a special area for diving gear. This area is connected to a very large swimming platform. The spacious main salon is located on the main deck and is directly connected to the aft deck. The round dining table provides space for 12 persons. The galley is situated in the middle of the main deck. The spacious full beam owners cabin, which is located in the front-part of the main deck, has a bath, a large shower area and a fantastic view over the water through the large windows in the hull. The bridge deck has a luxurious full beam lounge with a bar, pantry and comfortable Ucouch. The captains cabin is also located on the bridge deck and has directly entrance to the bridge and the yachts office. As on every Selene, the Portugese bridge leads to the bow, where the foredeck lounge is situated with a large U-couch and a sunbed area. The Selene concept is simple – get you there safely and efficiently.
Selene quality is blended with the ABS and MCA requirements for yachts, creating a solid platform for enjoying remote destinations with family and friends. Style, structural engineering, and performance have all been blended to create the perfect Ocean Explorer that makes cruising plans that include longer distances between ports and more varied adventures.
Source: guidodegroot, August 16, 2011.