Selene 53 Sold

CYS is proud to have worked with clients Cary & Martha Thomson to inspect and then survey a lovely  53 Selene Pilothouse Trawler  in Ft. Lauderdale. The Thompsons are long time and experienced sailors who in recent years have raced and cruised their Sabre 452 “Freedom” offshore. The decision having been made to cross over to power, the Thomsons wanted to retain their ability to cruise long range. We inspected a range of prospective boats in the Mid-Atlantic area.


After inspecting a twin screw Selene 53, (really cherry boat) here in Annapolis, the Thomson’s set their sights on a single screw sister ship that is set up with a “wing” get-home engine and Wesmar Stabalizers. These hydraulic actuated fins allow for dampening the natural rolling motion up to 80/90 percent. The main engine is a reliable Cummins “Q” series giving about 420hp.


Over the past decade, Jet-Tern Marine has been refining this model (they are up to ninety boats) such that it is now very competitive with more expensive yachts. In a 2005 model year we were relieved to find that the survey punch list was all small stuff. Being a full on displacement hull, she has great range and we are hoping to hear from the Thomsons from far reaching ports! Congrats to Martha & Cary!