Selene 59 Ocean Clipper GRACE, STRENGTH AND… SPEED


The new Selene 59 Ocean Clipper is the latest iteration of Howard Chen’s talent… Designed for a Selene repeat customer in Europe who wanted a yacht as beautiful and safe as any Selene, but faster to explore the Mediterranean Sea without sacrificing any of the ocean-going capability of the Selene Ocean Trawlers. Howard Chen’s design team took on the challenge, working with the renowned Dutch designer Guido de Groot, and the new Ocean Clipper semi-displacement line was born!

The first yacht was launched in November 2017 at the shipyard on the Pearl River and reached the expected speed of 19 knots with her twin engines. With three luxury staterooms, a large salon and a wide pilothouse with a commanding view of the surroundings, a large cockpit and a wide flybridge the Selene 59 Ocean Clipper reveals all the skills and expertise of the Selene shipwrights and engineers.


Thanks to the traditional and perfectly aligned  Selene joinery and the beautiful cream leather upholstery, the interior ambience is warm and cheerful. It has the feeling of a compact super-yacht with impressive hi-gloss varnish, shiny hardware and elegant light fixtures. The pilothouse is a captain’s dream with a large dashboard, which can host a full array of electronic displays and instruments, and the raised settee, concealing a cozy watch-berth, is a perfect observation spot for passengers. The passengers have many other seating options on this yacht: the fore-deck features two large loungers to port and starboard and the flybridge, accessible from the pilot- house, is a second comfortable salon sheltered under a hard-top with a sliding roof! On the technical side, the engine room is also a captain or engineer’s dream with an easy access hatch in the cockpit and perfectly laid-out systems. With the generous soundproofing, one can easily forget the two Caterpillar engines when underway. To the Selene motto « Grace and Strength » Howard Chen has added the magic of « Speed »…