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This Selene is fully equipped with great, intelligently selected options including hardtop, Cummings diesel and "get home" system as well as a very long list of upgrades.
The Selene 53 is the most popular of all the Selene models and "Next Chapter" is at the top of the list as you will see upon your inspection. She is ready to cast off and begin cruising now providing comfort at sea and safety with over 2,500 nautical mile range.
This Selene is corporately owned.
We have been involved with this Selene 53 while owned by her second and third owner's. We sold a Selene 59 to the second owner and "Next Chapter" to the current owner who has just retired. Both owners have kept this 53 in outstanding condition. We expect a great survey! Please be sure to review Additional Gear and Equipment in this Listing!
Please see photos of customized third stateroom into office which still provides sleeping. Photos also show "take home" system remote at Lower Helm and drive unit in Engine Room.
"Next Chapter" is Corporate Owned Selen 53 2007
This is a 3 Stateroom Selene 53 which offers owners and guests a VIP Stateroom Forward, Guest Stateroom with over-under berths, and a Midships Centerline Master for the ultimate in comfort aboard.
Engine Access from the Master Stateroom walk-in, as well as hatches in the Salon Floor above. There is a separate hatch from the Galley to the Engine Room as well for quick access to the Fuel Filters.
After the Engine Room is a separate bulkhead that is the Selene-typical Commissary - this is a clean and dry area for your long range dry storage for cruising. Canned foods, paper towels, soda, and wine is often stored here by owners of Selene 53s. In the offseason, cushions for the outside settees are sometimes put here. The Selene 53 Commissary is accessed right inside the Main Salon sole with a hatch and short steps. Full beam and quite functional for putting extra food so it does not clutter the Galley.
Next aft and outside is the Lazzarette, where you can store fenders, fishing gear, and other equipment for cruising.
This vessel is gorgeous. The Selene 53 has had over $100,000 in upgrades to her by the owners. They have made significant improvements to the Galley, Equipment List, and other comforts that have made "Next Chapter" a favorite by her owners and guests.
MASTER STATEROOM - This is accessed from the steps to the right of the Pilothouse. The Master is both Midships and Centerline, offering Selene Owners the best place in the boat for both comfort and interior space. There are hanging lockers on each side of the cabin, with the Master Head to Starboard with granite topped counter and separate Shower.
The Master also features an Engine Room Door which puts you directly into the Engine Room. Stabilizers, batteries, fuel filters, generator, and other systems are all within reach for any service and maintenance needed. Hatches from the Galley and Salon above also give you various entry points for even more access.
The Master Stateroom has opening ports on each side of the stateroom and head, offering ventilation.
Air Conditioning by CruiseAir provides both heat and air conditioning for cruising both north and south.
VIP STATEROOM - Located farthest forward, this is a centerline full-width cabin that offers a very comfortable stay aboard. It has its own entrance into the head, which is shared with the Guest Stateroom. Granite Counters, separate shower, opening ports, and Techma heads are in both the VIP and Master heads.
GUEST STATEROOM - Converted to an office just aft of the VIP and off the foyer that provides access to Master, Guest, and VIP. The Guest features over-under berths for extra guests, a hanging locker, reading lights, and opening ports.
Completed before the Fubar Trip from San Diego to La Paz, Mexico in 2011, the Galley received an excellent upgrade with a brand new refrigerator and freezer unit, force 10 stove/oven, and additional galley storage cabinetry. The owners have been very happy with the performance and also bolster their cold storage with a Keel-Cooled freezer located in the Commissary.
With the granite counter overhangs, the owners added sliding doors to place items under the counter for extra space and keep the counters clean and tidy.
"Next Chapter" features a very-well designed navigation system, with upgrades by the owner. Having been cruised extensively in both Alaska and down to Mexico, this Selene 53 features a remote helm station with the Yacht Controller, Iridium world phone system, KVH Satellite TV, RayMarine ST-60 wind/depth instruments, and more.
The Pilothouse features access from the Main Salon, 2 side-deck doors to head forward to the bow or aft along the side decks, and steps to the cabins below. There are steps to the flybridge and hardtop with a protective windshield. The pilothouse features "Dutch" style doors that can open the top half for ventilation and offer a variety of fresh air options.
A white internal windshield cover cuts the heat when not cruising and offers privacy.
Simrad AP-25 Autopilot w/contrNEols @ both helm stations plus portable remote control
(2) Nauticomp displays
(2) Raymarine Seatalk controllers
RayMarine ST-60 Windspeed/depth sounder/with repeater instruments @ flybridge & Master stateroom
(2) Icom M604 VHF's installed @ both stations w/Commander Mike & Loudhailer (2) Flatscreen TV's... salon/Master stateroom
Iridium world phone system w/handset in the pilothouse w/Data port set up emails and weather programs of the owner's choice
(2) Pr Marine RD-44 sound systems
MRD-70 CD player
KVH 4 satellite TV with (2) direct TV receivers
2 Speco cameras
(2) Mastervolt charger controls
XM Satellite radio
16KW Northern Lights generator
Watermaker 40 gph
Newmar PT40 battery charger
Outback 2500 Watt inverter w/130 amp charger & Xantrex battery monitor
12/24 DCV,110/220 ACV system
Fireboy suppression system
Spurs line cutter
Cruise Air: air conditioning & heating,
GE Microwave/Convection oven
(4) Stainless steel staples on the transom
(2) Salon barrel chairs
Factory installed Hardtop on flybridge
Stainless steel window frames
Marinco TV and Television inlets
Delco 105 amp engine alternator
ESI fuel polishing system
Reverso oil change system
Hynautic steering & engine controls
Electronic engine controls
Ocean air screens
Asko separate washer & dryer
(2) under counter refrigerators
Broan Trash compactor
Upgraded 16kw Northern lights generator
Bow & Stern thrusters
ACR remote-controlled electric searchlight
PYI dripless shaft seal
The following is a list of the extra/upgraded equipment purchased and installed after the purchase of the vessel in March 2010. Since then "Next Chapter" has cruised to THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND ALASKA, DOWN TO MEXICO, and then back up for 2 MORE seasons in the Pacific Northwest. Nowhere does "Next Chapter" travel without someone coming up to say hello and admire this Selene 53 FOR ITS BEAUTY AND CONDITION.
In addition to the equipment and options when originally outfitted, the following is a list of additions after the owner's purchase of "Next Chapter."
Ultra 100-pound stainless steel primary anchor with 400 feet of chain. April 2010. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE ANCHOR, WHICH SERVES TO ASSURE A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. IT NEVER DRAGS.
Secondary Delta anchor with 300 feet of chain.
DANFORTH AFT ANCHOR WITH 300 FEET OF RODE IN LAZARETTE.
Wireless chain counter and remote anchor control. May 2013.
AUTOPILOT REMOTE OCTOBER 2011
Double and single Ultra anchor snubbers. April 2010 AND MAY 2011 RESPECTIVELY
400 feet of stern tie flatline on stainless Ultra wheel mounted on rail on the boat deck. April 2010. Serviced May 2014.
Yachtcontroller for remote thruster and engine control – operate the boat from anywhere. April 2010. This makes it VERY easy to maneuver the boat, especially in tight quarters such as the locks. Enjoyable! Pinpoint docking from both helms or FROM ANYWHERE using the Yachtcontroller.
Digital upgrade of Wesmar stabilizers with dedicated overhead mounted monitor. May 2011. SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASES OTHERWISE UNAVOIDABLE "S" TURNING IN A FOLLOWING SEA AND IS 10 TIMES AS RESPONSIVE AS THE ORIGINAL ANALOG SYSTEM
Stabilizers mechanically re-built and re-sealed. October 2011
Engine room and cockpit cameras with dedicated monitor in the pilothouse. October 2011
AIS, MOB with wearable sensors and XM Weather modules added to Raymarine system. 2010
Main engine exhaust system and atomizer were rebuilt in its entirety. October 2011 MAIN ENGINE HEAT EXCHANGER REBUILT. OCTOBER 2011
Galley completely retrofitted with household Summit refrigerator, under counter storage and custom drawers October 2011
Swim step ladder mount rebuilt. May 2013
Standard Grunert freezer in commissary replaced by MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND LESS POWER CONSUMING Frigoboat keel cooled unit. October 2011
A/B switch installed in lazarette to facilitate autopilot pump switch BETWEEN TWO INDEPENDENT AUTOPILOT PUMPS. October 2011
Battery bank, main engine, generator, AND DINGHY starter batteries replaced by Lifeline Gel batteries. The capacity of the battery bank SIGNIFICANTLY increased to 1,000 amp hours. October 2011
Genset exhaust elbow replaced by stainless steel unit. October 2011
VHF radio and Garmin 541 chart plotter/sounder added to dinghy October 2011 Upgradable Raymarine chart chips from Peru to Alaska October 2011
Garmin chart chips Mexico, US, and British Columbia October 2011 and June 2013
Control wires in davit were replaced in May 2013
DINGHY STRUT AND STRAP MOUNTS REINFORCED WITH BACKPLATES. MAY 2013 DirectTV receivers and LNB’s for both North America and Mexico/Carribbean for satellite TV
system – subscription required.
50 foot 50 AMP shore power cord
25 foot 50 AMP shore power cord
30 AMP to 50 AMP pigtail
30 AMP to 50 AMP dual reverse Y connector
2 30 AMP shore power cords with dual Y connectorsApril 2010, October 2011, and May 2013 April 2010
Wireless Cradlepoint network capable of working with marina Wi-Fi carriers and local USB data
cell phone cards in the US, Canada, and Mexico respectively. MAY 2013
Custom stainless steel kayak holders attached to rail on boat deck (kayak not included) APRIL 2011
CUSTOM MARINIZED MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS BY SEATTLE MATTRESS IN MASTER STATEROOM. JULY 2010
CUSTOM-MADE HEAVY-DUTY BED COVERS FOR MASTER STATEROOM AND VIP BIRTH. JULY 2010
UPGRADED ALTERNATOR ON MAIN ENGINE WITH THE ORIGINAL ALTERNATOR AS A SPARE. APRIL 2010
HIDDEN POWER OUTLET FOR PILOTHOUSE LAPTOP. MAY 2011 SEPARATE GPS AND AIS ANTENNA AND OPTIONAL AUTOPILOT HOOK UP FOR PRIMARY USE. SATELLlTE PHONE MOUNTED UNDER PILOTHOUSE DASH. CONNECTED TO PANASONIC HOUSE PHONE HANDSETS IN PILOTHOUSE AND MASTER STATEROOM. OCTOBER 2011 REMOTE CONTROL PANEL FOR WATERMAKER ON OVERHEAD IN PILOTHOUSE. APRIL 2010 SQUARE TEAK TABLE AND FOUR MATCHING CHAIRS IN COCKPIT. APRIL 2010, RIGOROUS OIL, FILTER AND FUEL FILTER CHANGES AT 200-HOUR INTERVALS FOR ENGINE, GENERATOR AND TRANSMISSION AS WELL AS FOR THE FUEL POLISHING SYSTEM. RIGOROUS ENGINE AND GENERATOR RAW WATER IMPELLER CHANGES. BI-ANNUAL REPLACEMENT OF ENGINE AND GENERATOR COOLANT.
The following is a list of the extra/upgraded equipment purchased and installed after the purchase of the vessel in March 2010 in no particular order:
Ultra 100 pound stainless steel primary anchor with 400 feet of chain. (04/2010)
Secondary Delta anchor with 300 feet of chain. (04/2010)
Wireless chain counter and remote anchor control. (05/2013)
Upgraded engine alternator with original alternator as a spare (04/2010)
Bilge Buster installed in bilge (04/2010)
400 feet of stern tie flatline on stainless Ultra wheel mounted on rail on boat deck. (04/2010).
Yachtcontroller for remote thruster and engine control – operate the boat from anywhere. (04/2010)
Digital upgrade of Wesmar stabilizers with dedicated overhead mounted monitor. (05/2011)
Forward looking sonar with integrated screen installed on pilothouse overhead (04/2010)
Stabilizers mechanically re-built and re-sealed. (10/2011) Resealed again (10/2015).
Engine room and cockpit cameras with dedicated monitor in pilothouse. (10/2011)
AIS, MOB with wearable sensors and Weather modules added to Raymarine system. (04/2010)
Main engine exhaust system and atomizer rebuilt in its entirety (10/2011)
Main engine exhaust riser replaced (08/2015)
Galley completely retrofitted with household Summit refrigerator, under counter storage and custom drawers (10/2011)
Swimstep ladder mount rebuilt (05/2013)
Standard Grunert freezer in commissary replaced by Frigoboat keel cooled unit (10/2011)
A/B switch installed in lazarette to facilitate autopilot pump switch. (10/2011)
Battery bank and main engine and generator starter batteries replaced by Lifeline Gel batteries. Capacity of battery bank increased to 1,000 amp hours. (10/2011)
Genset exhaust elbow replaced by stainless steel unit. (10/2011)
VHF radio and Garmin 541 chart plotter/sounder added to dinghy (03/2011)
Upgradable Raymarine chart chips from Peru to Alaska (05/2011)
Garmin chart chips Mexico, US and British Columbia (10/2011 and 06/2013)
Control wires in davit replaced (05/2013) and capacitor replaced (10/2015)
Dedicated HP laptop with complete navigation redundancy via AIS and Navionics software with upgradable charts from Peru to Glacier Bay, Alaska (04/10)
Built in Iridium satellite phone with household wireless handsets in the Pilothouse (Subscription required) (10/2011)
50 foot 50 AMP shore power cord (04/2010)
25 foot 50 AMP shore power cord (04/2011)
2 30 AMP shore power cords with dual Y connectors
Wireless Cradlepoint network capable of working with marina wifi carriers and local USB data cell phone cards in the US, Canada, and Mexico respectively. (Controls from the HP laptop in the pilothouse) (05/2013)
Custom stainless steel kayak holders attached to rail on boat deck (kayak not included) (06/2010)
The following is a list of the extra/upgraded equipment installed after the purchase of the vessel in April 2016 in no particular order:
Added outdoor seating and tables (2016)
New Samsung HDTV in Main Salon (2016)
Added electrical outlet under pilot house seating (2016)
Added additional 230 volt electric shore power cables/adapters (2016)
Added Force 10 Oven (2016)
Added office adaption to third stateroom (2016) (can be returned to original arrangement)
Added covers to teak railings after teak refurbishing (2016)
Added connections for WiFi Antenna (2017)
Replaced windshield isinglass and canvas (2018)
Added custom bumper covers (2018)
Refurbished all outside upholstery on flybridge and front deck (2019)
Upgraded and refurbished tender and Yamaha 40 outboard, including updated start battery (2018/2022)
Replaced all light bulbs inside and outside with LED
Updated remote chain counter for windlass
Updated to a more advanced inverter (2018)
Added white/blue underwater lights (2019)
Upgraded main toilet mechanisms (2019)
Upgraded seawater pumps on generator and main engine (2019)
Replaced and upgraded ALL eight house AGM D4 batteries in lazarette (2019)
Complete renewal and repacking of life raft (2019)
Replaced/upgraded first aid kit to professional grade (2019)
Replaced and upgraded water coolant equipment for main engine (2019)
Added inReach Satellite communicator (2019)
Added Irdium Go Satellite hot spot for electronics system (2019)
Replaced fresh-water pump (2018, 2021)
Replaced microwave oven (2021)
Replaced Magma grill with larger, high-end infrared model (2021)
Replaced rear thruster motor (2022)
Installed Sidepower thruster remote control (2022)
Installed new spectra/rope cable for the davit and replace pendant weight at end of the cable (2022)
Installed new larger water evaporator pan under refrigerator drawers in salon/galley (2021)
Enhanced major collection of spare parts (2016-2022)
Reorganized all boat manuals in file boxes (2022)
Rewrote all maintenance records for easy inspection (2022)
Organized all charts and sailing books for Mexico Cursing (2022)