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2003 Selene 53

Savannah, Georgia


Prepare to embark on your dream adventure aboard this excellent example of a Selene 53 Ocean Trawler. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail by Jet Tern Marine, this capable ocean trawler is your ticket to unforgettable voyages and new horizons.

At 53 feet in length, the Selene 53 offers generous interior and exterior space, ensuring comfort and convenience. This capable ocean trawler delivers comfortable accommodations and timeless aesthetics. The interior is finished with quality materials and is bathed in natural light, thanks to several windows and ports. The versatile layout offers a salon and galley on one level, a pilothouse/interior helm with seating, a midships owner’s cabin with en-suite head, a forward guest cabin, and a bunk cabin with a desk to port. The guest cabins share the forward head.

The Selene 53's exceptional performance capabilities allow you to cruise the open waters confidently. Powered by a reliable Cummins 430 HP diesel engine, backed up by a 52 HP Yanmar, and assisted by stabilizers, this yacht delivers a smooth and stable ride, effortlessly gliding through waves while maintaining impressive fuel efficiency.

It’s easy to enjoy the outdoors aboard Ho Hum. Hop in the water from the swim platform, relax in a comfortable chair on the covered aft deck during a light rain, bask in the sun on the foredeck, and enjoy panoramic views from the bimini-covered flybridge. The aft deck can be accessed from the salon, the side decks from the pilot house, and the flybridge can be accessed from both the aft deck and the pilothouse.

The Selene 53 is not just any long-range ocean-going trawler. Its exquisite craftsmanship, superior fuel efficiency, and smooth, stable ride stand out. Its excellent cruising range and comfortable accommodations make it a top choice, and the fact that a couple can manage it adds to its appeal.

Take a leap, make Ho Hum yours, and enjoy an unforgettable adventure!

Contact the listing broker for a summary of maintenance and improvements.


Gulf Coast Yacht Group - Gulf Region is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by S&J Yachts - Charleston.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Ho Hum
Make: Selene
Model: 53
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XJE53011E303
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 4,431.65 mi


Length: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Length Overall: 59'10 ft / 18.24 m
Length Of Deck: 53'6 ft / 16.31 m
Waterline Length: 52'2 ft / 15.90 m
Beam: 16'8 ft / 5.08 m
Range: 14'6 ft / 4431.65 m
Max Draft: 5'3 ft / 1.60 m
Displacement: 95,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 26'2 ft / 7.98 m
Ballast: 6,000 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6CTA8.3M3
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 430hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Center
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 52hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Feathering
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 482hp
Cruising Speed: 9 kn
Maximum Speed: 11.5 kn
Displacement Type: Full Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 550 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Trawlers


Ho Hum offers luxurious accommodations for extended cruising and liveaboard use. It features a spacious owner's cabin with an en-suite head amidships and two guest cabins forward with an additional head. One of the guest cabins doubles as an office. The interior is finished with high-quality materials, including teak joinery, teak and holly flooring, granite counters, stainless steel ports, and plush upholstery.

  • (2) CruiseAir reverse cycle A/C units - (5) air handlers
  • Several 12-volt fans
  • Splendide washer/dryer combo
  • Carpeting covers the teak and holly flooring in the cabins
  • New upholstery for the Salon, foredeck, aft deck, and flybridge, not including the flybridge helm seats and pilothouse settee. (2021)

Entering from the large aft deck, one walks through the main salon, past the galley to port, and the stairway to the owner’s cabin to starboard before stepping up to the pilothouse. There is a stairway to the cabins located forward and to the starboard in the pilothouse, as well as stairs to the flybridge aft and to the starboard in the pilothouse.

The well-appointed salon is accessible from the aft deck. It is finished with quality teak joinery and teak and holly flooring. To the starboard, there are two seats and storage. To port, there is a folding dining table with an L-shaped settee. The upholstery was recently replaced. Thanks to large windows, the space has plenty of natural light and provides excellent exterior views. There are seven opening windows in the salon and galley. 

The galley is forward to port in the salon. There are overhead cabinets, under-counter cabinets/drawers, abundant storage, and Corian countertops.

  • Norcold refrigerator and freezer
  • Raritan Ice Maker
  • Princess gas oven with a three-burner stove
  • GE Profile Microwave
  • Stainless steel double sink
  • Hot/Cold water faucet
  • Separate filtered fresh water faucet
  • Water-maker control in the galley
  • CNG/Propane detector in the galley
  • Miscellaneous galley equipment      
  • Grunert freezer and bottle storage in the af deck Lazzerette area

The pilothouse is forward of the galley/salon and aft of the foredeck. It provides excellent visibility from the helm and has exterior doors to port and starboard. There is an L-shaped settee with a teak table aft and a captain’s seat to starboard. 

  • Windshield wipers on the pilothouse windows
  • Mesh snap on exterior sun shades for the pilothouse windows
  • Stairs to the flybridge
  • Direct access to the side decks via doors
  • Opening side windows
  • Electronic Safe

Ho Hum’s accommodations include an owner’s cabin amidships with an en-suite head and two guest cabins with a shared head. A stairway leads to the guest cabins from the pilothouse and a separate stairway leads to the owner's cabin from the salon.  

  • (2) Techma electric flush toilets

The large owner’s cabin is amidships with easy access to the pilothouse, salon, and mechanical room via companionways, fore and aft. It features a queen bed, storage space, and an en-suite head with a separate shower.

The primary guest cabin is forward with a queen bed and storage. The primary guest cabin and guest cabin share the guest head.

The guest cabin and office are to port. It has twin offset beds, a storage locker, and a desk with a chair.

Deck Layout and Equipment

Beginning aft is a stern platform with stainless steel safety rails and a transom door leading to the aft deck. The aft deck is covered and offers plenty of room for deck chairs.  It includes a deck hatch to access a large storage/mechanical area and a molded stairwell to the flybridge. There are side bulwark doors for access to the side decks, which are well-protected by high bulwarks. The aft cockpit and the covered portions of the side decks have glued-down teak decking. The exposed areas of the deck have molded non-skid. Bulwark cap rails are varnished teak with snap-on protective covers.

Hull: Prepped and painted the hull and boot stripe (2016).
Cabin House: Prepped and painted the cabin house (2016).

Aft Deck Equipment:

  • Lifesling
  • Hot and cold shower
  • (2) 30 Amp shore power connections
  • Several stainless steel cleats
  • Lazzarette: This area houses a built-in wine rack, commissary, Grunert freezer, water maker, and gear. The rudder and steering gear are also in this area.

The flybridge offers excellent visibility from the helm station. A bimini covers it, and a fiberglass arch supports the radar and antennas. Built-in seating, a table, a helm station, two helm seats, a wet bar with a grill, and a sink make this space great for entertaining!

  • Lights 
  • Speakers
  • Grill with two propane canisters
  • Sink
  • Flybridge cushions (2023)

The aft sun deck accommodates the RIB with outboard and a 1,200 lbs. davit. There is additional room for electric bikes and chairs if needed. 

  • 30 HP Suzuki outboard
  • 2003 Zodiac YL 340 DL RIB (Poor condition)
  • 1,200 lbs. davit

The foredeck is accessible via a bulwark door on the starboard side that opens and leads to the walkaround deck. For safety, there are stainless steel rails surrounding the foredeck. There is a molded forward-facing settee with a cushion, a large anchor platform, an electric windlass, and a chain locker. 

  • Maxwell 2200 dual anchor windlass
  • Bruce 50 kg anchor
  • Village Marine Tec water maker with a control in the galley
  • Torrid 20-gallon water heater
  • Jabsco Flojet fresh water pressure system
  • Splendid 7100XC washer/dryer combo unit
  • Hot/Cold shower - aft deck
  • Hot/Cold water sink - flybridge
  • Tank watch 4-level monitor system
  • (4) electric bilge pumps (aft, engine room, mid, and fwd)
  • (1) manual bilge pump
  • (2) Techma electric flush toilets
  • Shower sump pumps
  • Fresh and raw water at the bow
  • Fresh water hose in the engine room
  • Propane system with two tanks in a dedicated propane locker on the flybridge
  • Dedicated propane tanks for the flybridge grill
  • *(2) +/- 550-gallon GRP fuel tanks (1,100 total)
  • *+/- 400-gallon water
  • *Please independently confirm all measurements noted in this listing. 

The Selene 53 Ocean Trawler is easy to maneuver thanks to bow and stern thrusters and its powerful 430 Cummins primary engine. There are two helms with redundant controls. One is in the enclosed pilothouse, and the other is on the flybridge.

Ho Hum has a Yanmar 52 HP "get home" engine for redundancy. 

  • Primary Engine: Cummins 6C TA 8.3 m3 430 HP (7,518 hours)
  • Twin Disk MG5075 marine transmission
  • Cummins control panel at both helms
  • Secondary Engine: Yanmar 4JH3E 52 HP "get home" engine with a separate shaft and feathering propeller (781 hours) S/N E26517
  • Yanmar control panel at both helms
  • Generator: Westerbeke 12.5BTDB 12.5 kW with control in the pilothouse (2,104 hours). Control panel in the pilothouse.
  • Thrusters: Sidepower bow and stern thrusters with controls at both helms. 
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • Racor fuel filters for the primary, get-home, and generator
  • ESI Clean Fuel System 0 #CFS-1000 FRE #04R11813 (diesel fuel polishing system)
  • Reverso 3-way oil change system
  • Stabilizers: Naiad stabilizers with control in the pilothouse
  • Bow and stern thrusters with controls in the pilothouse and on the flybridge
  • Fireboy automatic fire suppression system in the engine room
  • Village marine water maker with a control in the galley
  • Torrid 20-gallon water heater
  • Flojet water pressure system
  • (2) CruiseAir reverse cycle A/C units - (5) air handlers
Electronics and Navigation
  • Starlink - mounted on the flybridge arch
  • Simrad CA54 15" multifunction at the pilothouse helm
  • Simrad IS15 wind/depth/speed display (pilothouse, flybridge, and owner's cabin)
  • Radar
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot at the pilothouse helm
  • Big Bay 15" monitor (pilothouse and flybridge)
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF radio (pilothouse)
  • Icom IC-M502 VHF radio (flybridge)
  • Qualcomm Globalstar Satellite Phone in pilothouse
  • Raymarine handheld VHF radio
  • Danforth compass (pilothouse and flybridge)
  • Cummins Marine control system
  • Spotlight - mounted on the flybridge
  • Horn
  • Starlink - mounted on the flybridge arch
  • Alpine Stereo
  • (10) speakers throughout the vessel
  • Samsung TV in the owner's cabin
  • TV in the salon
  • 120-volt AC system
  • 230-volt AC system
  • 12-volt DC system
  • (4) 50-amp shore power connections (2 at stern and 2 at bow)
  • GENERATOR: Westerbeke 12.5 BTDB (12.5 kW) - Serial #48131
  • (2) alternators
  • 80 amp battery charger
  • Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/35-3 charger
  • House Batteries: 
  • Engine Batteries:
  • Generator Batteries: 
  • One stern thruster battery
  • Xantrex Prosine 3.00 inverter/charger
  • Xantrex System Control Panel 
  • Xantrex battery monitor 
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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