Friday, February 22

For a First, Selene Builds a New 19.5-Knot 59 Ocean Clipper, A Pilothouse Trawler with a Touch of Speed

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The 59 Ocean Clipper represents a new chapter for Selene, which has a well-earned reputation for building traditional full-displacement trawler yachts. But a Selene repeat owner wanted a faster boat to explore the Med. As a result, Selene built the new 59 Ocean Clipper, which combines all the long-range cruising comfort and space of a trawler with a new semi-displacement hull and twin 715-hp Cummins diesels that produce a top speed of 19.5 knots.

For the new 59 Ocean Clipper, Selene worked with the veteran Dutch designer Guido de Groot. The boat is a contemporary, teak-filled pilothouse cruiser, with three staterooms, two heads and a super-sized flybridge that serves as a second salon. Built for cruising, the pilothouse has wraparound windows, side doors, a large helm station with lots of countertops for charts, cruising guides, glasses, whatever, and a raised settee that can be converted to a comfortable watch berth at night. Six teak stairs on the starboard side lead up to the flybridge.

Taking up about half the length of the boat, the flybridge is protected under a hardtop with a sliding roof, and has a small galley, an L-shaped lounge/settee with a teak table and a boat deck aft. It’s wide and spacious, with commanding views all around.

The foredeck is another social and lounging area. It has a centered bench seat with a table and two large lounges, one on the port side, the other to starboard. The salon is straightforward, with large side windows, a long sofa on the starboard side and an L-shaped settee with a teak table to port.

The accommodations deck below features a luxurious midships master stateroom with an en suite head and shower, and a VIP stateroom with an island berth in the bow. A smaller third stateroom shares a head and shower with the VIP cabin.

Specs.: LOA: 63’3”; Beam: 17’7”; Draft: 4’1”; Disp.: 99,180 lbs.; Fuel: 900 gals.; Water: 300 gals.; Power: 2×715-hp Cummins QSM11 diesels. For more:






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