The first of the Selene 92 "Ocean Explorer " Series is now under construction and work is well underway on her hull plug and tooling. The first sale of the series was concluded at the Cannes boat show in 2010 on the French Riviera and she will be delivered in 2012 to the Mediterranean where she is expected to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.
The Selene 92 employs a traditional displacement yacht hull but with contemporary exterior styling and modern construction techniques. This combination is intended to exploit the advantages of an explorer or expedition yacht in being able to take on the roughest seas with immense range capabilities but also allows the stylish package of a modern luxury super yacht: she is intended for truly Worldwide cruising in style and comfort.
The 92 is the result of a multinational collaboration of designers and architects under Howard Chen's design team leadership. Howard Chen has worked closely with renowned Dutch architect 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.
Guido de Groot: “we have combined style, functionality and strength in one coherent design”
A first look at the 92 shows a number of the Selene family traits with her powerful raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, and bulbous bow. But a contemporary twist is also apparent in the addition of the large side windows in the hull and stainless steel anchor pockets.
She takes the simple and proven concept of the fuel efficient and seaworthy long range yacht to a new level of luxury and with all of the advantages of GRP construction.