New Boats

Here are the newest yachts appearing on the water.


Selene Ocean Trawlers has announced the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer. The design is the result of collaboration between Howard Chen's design team and Dutch naval architect Guido de Groot. The 86 Ocean Explorer shares some of the design trends of her smaller sisters, including a raised pilothouse, bulbous keel, and Portuguese bridge. But the large side windows in the hull and stainless steel anchor pockets are all new to the 86. Fuel capacity is 4,000 gallons. Her twin 610-horsepower Cummins QSM11 diesels will push her to a 10-knot cruising speed, with a 13-knot top speed, according to the builder.

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Fairline Boats announced during the London International Boat Show the development of the Targa 50 Gran Turismo. Plans are for a debut at the next show in January 2011. Coming off the heels of the Targa 58 Gran Turismo, the Targa 50 GT will feature a three-cabin layout with two en suite heads. Cleverly placed windows (and lots of them) add light to the interior, and a retractable roof and a top-hinged window transform the galley for alfresco dining. And, one available option is a concealed, mechanized tender launch for a Williams 325 Jet RIB.

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Cheoy Lee will expand their Serenity series with their newest and smallest in the line, the Serenity 59, two of which (bound of Australia and Florida respectively) should splash before the end of 2010. The Serenity 59 was designed by Mike Burvenich, and features a three-stateroom layout, with a full beam master with en suite head and walk-in hanging locker, and a large walk-in lazarette abaft the engineroom. However there are numerous layout options available, including, a study area, and various options for the pilothouse and galley. Options also abound in the engine configuration, owners can choose from a single John Deere 6081AFM (churning out 330-horsepower at 2100 rpm) or twin Deere 6068SFM 50 (giving 236-horsepower at 2400 rpm). With a standard fuel capacity of 2,000 gallons, the company estimates that she will have a 2,000 nautical mile cruising range at 9 knots, and, with the single engine setup, over a 4,000 nautical miles at 7 knots.