November 6, 2010

Project: Jet Tern Selene 92 Ocean Explorer

Jet Tern announces the sale of a Selene 92 Ocean Explorer, based on the 86 series designed by Guido de Groot. Hull one is currently under construction and work is well underway on plug and tooling. The first sale of the series was concluded at the recent Cannes show on the French Riviera and she will be delivered in 2012 to the Mediterranean where she is expected to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. This new Ocean Explorer range has been very well received as the Selene brand consolidates upon its successful Ocean Trawler concept to move into the 24 metres plus Super Yacht size. The 92 and 86 projects are the result of a multinational collaboration of designers and architects under Howard Chen leadership. Howard Chen has worked closely with renowned Dutch architect Guido De Groot and a group of International consultants to develop a contemporary take on the long range yacht whilst capitalizing on builder Jet Tern Marine high quality construction and reputation for experience and innovation in the displacement yacht sector. The 92 differentiates from the 86 for the fact that it is longer, as visual appearance are very difficult to find although the bridge side windows are larger, and to aft we have a single port hole per side instead of three. A first look at the 92 shows a number of the expected Selene family traits with her powerful raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, and bulbous bow. But a contemporary twist is also apparent in the addition of the large side windows in the hull and stainless steel anchor pockets, and I add what looks also a more low profile modern line. She takes the simple and proven concept of the fuel efficient and seaworthy long range yacht to a new level of luxury and with all of the advantages of fiberglass construction.