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Selene 43



Palmetto, FL

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TYPE: Long range trawler yacht with raised pilothouse and flybridge
LOCATION: Palmetto, FL
HULL COLOR: White gelcoat
REGISTRY: United States Coast Guard documented
DESIGNER: Howard Chen
BUILDER: Jet Tern Marine
HULL MATERIAL: Solid fiberglass
DISPLACEMENT: 56,100 lbs. | 25.45 MT
SPEED: Cruise 7.7 knots @1800 RPM. Top 10 knots @ 2200 RPM
LOA: 47’7″ | 14.6 M
LWL: 42’4″ | 13.0 M
BEAM: 15′ 8″| 4.8 M
DRAFT: 5’6″| 1.68 M
AIR DRAFT: 26’5″ | 8.1 M Mast up, 16’5″ | 5.0 M Mast folded
DECK: White deck with white nonskid
ENGINE Cummins QSL 5.9lt 330 HP (Hours~ 3,767 May, 2022) | Hynautic hydraulic engine controls
TRANSMISSION Twin Disc MG55050 3.0:1 ratio
PROPELLER / SHAFT Dripless shaft seal|  4 blade
EXHAUST: Wet exhaust
THRUSTERS: Side Power 15 HP electric bow and stern thrusters
STABILIZATION: Wesmar RS600 hydraulic active fin stabilizers
ELECTRICAL: 60 Hertz – US style – 50 amp
SHORE POWER: 50-amp for house and 50-amp air con
GENERATOR: Northern Lights 12.0 kW generator with Sound Shield (~2,169 hours May, 2022)
INVERTER/CHARGER: Magnum 4kW inverter/charger | Mastervolt 24 V charger | Inverter bypass
BATTERIES: Lifeline (6) AGM House Batteries and Start Battery
INTERIOR LIGHTING: Low voltage LED lighting
CLIMATE CONTROL: Cruisair reverse cycle HVAC: 48,000 BTU (2) compressors
MACHINERY EQUIPMENT: Reverso oil changer for main, transmission and generator | ESI fuel polishing system
WINDLASS: Muir Cheetah electric windlass with capstan
GROUND TACKLE: 40 KG Rocna anchor with 400′ 3/8″ HT chain | Secondary 60 LB CQR anchor
MAST AND BOOM Forespar mast and boom for dinghy with electric winch
TENDER AND OUTBOARD: AB 10′ RIB inflatable dinghy | 20 HP Tohatsu outboard
NAV/COM BRANDS: Garmin | Simrad | Maretron | Icom | KVH | Yacht Controller
ENTERTAINMENT: Entertainment cabinet in Saloon with Garmin Fusion stereo in four zones (Saloon, Pilothouse, Flybridge and Owner stateroom | Bose sound bar  | 24″ Vizio flat screen television in saloon
STATEROOMS: Two: (2) staterooms (Owner forward, Guest to Port)
BEDDING: Centerline queen (Owner) with custom mattress and underneath storage | Two single berths (Guest bunk beds) | Pilothouse watch berth
HEADS: Two: (2) Tecma freshwater toilets (electric freshwater) in Owner and Guest
SHOWERS: Two: (2) Owner and Guest.
LAUNDRY: Splendide combo washer/dryer
GALLEY: Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer | Seaward Princess three-burner propane stove and oven with broiler | GE Profile microwave convection oven with exhaust fan
INTERIOR COUNTERS: Granite counters
INTERIOR FLOORING: Teak and holly hardwood
BILGE PUMPS: Five: (5) Rule electric bilge pumps | Ultra-Senior float switches | Y-valve for emergency pump to discharge bilge water through engine | Manual bilge pump
TANKAGE: (approx.)
FUEL: 800 gallons | 3,028 liters (Two fiberglass tanks)
HOLDING BLACK: 60 gallons | 757 liters (One fiberglass tank)
FRESH WATER: 200 gallons | 870 liters ( One fiberglass tank)
SAFETY: Automatic Engine Room Fire Suppression System | USCG safety package| EPIRB | Life Sling | Engine Room high water alarm | Kahlenberg air horn | Emergency Y-valve engine cooling bilge pump | Winslow 6-person life raft | ACR search light |Siren monitoring system
PHOTO DATE: More photos taken April 2022
Note: All information is believed accurate but should be verified.
Profile of Painkiller


Painkiller is an ideal trawler for any couple to enjoy the cruising lifestyle.  The 39th hull in the series, this 43 benefits from extensive updating as she has continually refined her cruising pedigree. She is comfortable to live aboard – for weekend getaways, for months on end.

The Selene 43 is a modest sized trawler with exceptional features. Easy for two to maintain, she has the classic two stateroom, two head layout.  The raised pilothouse makes for better visibility underway and a separation of space from the other living areas. The engine room has easy access. The outside deck space has a swim platform and cockpit with double side decks. The Portuguese bridge connects to the foredeck and the boat deck connects to the flying bridge.

Painkiller is ready to go, are you?

Listing Broker

Jeff Merrill

Jeff Merrill, CPYB
+1 949.355.4950


Cockpit: The cockpit is a utility area that can be used for fishing, or relaxing under the shade of the boat deck. There are three cockpit boarding doors – port, starboard and aft.    Under the cockpit decking is the lazarette which is a large storage area that houses the steering components and other systems. The swim platform has staple rails, hot cold freshwater shower, hand rails and swim ladder.

  • Sea water washdown
  • Textilene treatment on windows
  • Canvas covers on varnished caprail
  • Forward console with storage
  • Recessed hawsepipes with cleat horns
  • Shore power connections
  • Forward to walking side decks port and starboard

Saloon:  Entering through the Dutch door you are welcomed by a warm teak interior with viewing windows outboard and the galley forward. The saloon layout feature an L-shaped settee and dining table to port. The entertainment center to starboard contains a stereo equipment and a television.  Aft under the sole is the lifting hatch to access the commissary storage underneath.

  • Starboard two chairs with reading stand between
  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Dining table with custom inlays
  • Teak and holly sole
  • End cabinet with storage
  • Entertainment cabinet
  • Adjustable blinds on all windows
  • Slide windows with screens
  • Controls for main deck air conditioning and heat
  • Ship’s clock and barometer
  • Full hatch access to full-beam commissary
  • Commissary has built in wine storage and louvered door outboard access.
  • Ocean Frigast reading lights

Galley: The forward section of the entry level houses the galley.  It is practical and efficient with necessary appliances including a Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer, a Force 10 three-burner propane stove and oven with broiler and a GE Profile microwave oven with exhaust fan.  There is a good amount of counter space for preparing and serving meals.  Forward to port is the accommodations deck stairway, forward to starboard leads up a few steps to the raised pilothouse.

  • Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer
  • Force 10 three-burner electric stove and oven with broiler
  • Propane solenoid switch
  • GE Profile microwave oven with exhaust fan
  • Forward lockers have slide out shelves
  • Multiple drawers
  • Louvered lockers for storage
  • Overhead locker storage
  • Granite countertops – saloon side has raise counter to conceal food preparation
  • Double basin stainless steel sink with wood cutting board cover

Pilothouse: The Pilothouse is the primary station for operating Painkiller.  The navigation and communication electronics have been recently upgraded.  The layout is designed to make traveling convenient with a lot of thought put into the placement of the screens and controls.  Very open, great visibility, easy to get around and also interior access to fly bridge. Italicized (primarily) Garmin electronics installed in 2021.

  • Garmin 8616 MFD, Pilothouse
  • Garmin 8612 MFD, Flybridge
  • Garmin 8610 MFD, Pilothouse
  • Garmin AIS 800 Transceiver
  • Garmin GPS 19 Receiver/Antenna
  • Garmin GXM 54 Receiver/Antenna
  • (2) Garmin GMS 10 Network port expander
  • Garmin card reader
  • (2) Garmin Fusion WB 670 stereo
  • Garmin PS 51 forward looking sonar transducer (removed abandoned Interphase transducers)
  • Garmin GC 200 Marine Camera, Cockpit
  • (2) Shakespeare Galaxy 5230 VHF Antenna
  • Siren Marine vessel monitoring system
  • Airmar B60 Sonar Transducer
  • (2) Maretron DSM 570 Displays in Pilothouse
  • Digital Yachts NavLink2 WIFI Gateway
  • Ritchie compass
  • NAIAD stabilizer Multisea II control panel
  • Side Power bow and stern thruster joystick controls
  • Muir anchor winch controls
  • Northern Lights genset monitor panel
  • Cruisair air conditioning and heat controls
  • Retractable chart table with underneath storage
  • Raised bench helm seats with storage below
  • Ocean Frigast reading light
  • Diamond SeaGlaze Dutch doors port and starboard
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Overhead hatch
  • Opening and screened side windows port and starboard
  • Textilene window covers
  • Watch berth
  • Stair access to fly bridge

Lower landing

Down a few steps you arrive at the base of the accommodations level.  The Splendide clothes washer/dryer is outboard. There are storage lockers outboard in the stairway.

Guest Stateroom: The stateroom accommodations are on the lower level.  Descending the steps from the entry level you reach a landing. The guest stateroom with double bunk beds is to port, the head across the hall and the owner stateroom suite is forward. The guest cabin has a clever door arrangement to close off the room for privacy at night and to open up the area during daytime.

  • Upper and lower berths
  • Large drawer under lower berth
  • Large cedar-lined hanging locker
  • Ocean Frigast reading lights
  • Air conditioning and heat control
  • Two opening screened port lights
  • Bi-fold hallway door can be closed for privacy or folded back for space

Guest/Day Head: The hallway head is convenient to the upper level and the guest stateroom. It is a day head with a separate shower, sink and cabinetry.

  • Separate shower enclosure
  • Tecma freshwater electric head
  • Vanity with mirror, light, medicine cabinet and top storage
  • Granite countertop with built-in sink
  • Grohe fixtures
  • Two opening screened port lights
  • Exhaust fan

Owner Stateroom: The owner stateroom has a queen island berth. The cabinetry includes built-in hanging lockers and drawers.  Two large overhead hatches and opening portlights provide light and ventilation.

  • Centerline queen berth with custom mattress and storage underneath
  • Two large cedar-lined hanging lockers with lights
  • Bureaus with drawers, one with mirror and light
  • Storage along berth on both sides
  • Port-side book rack
  • Ocean Frigast reading lights
  • Air conditioning and heat controls
  • Forward cabinets above berth
  • Overhead hatch
  • Two opening screened portlights on each outboard side

Owner Ensuite Head: The Owner head includes a separate shower enclosure with a full tub and a toilet!  Like the day head, this this owner head is beautifully finished with granite countertops.

  • Separate shower enclosure
  • Hand-held shower head extension
  • Tecma electric fresh water head
  • Vanity with mirror, light, medicine cabinet, and top storage
  • Granite Countertop and back-splash with built in sink
  • Grohe fixtures
  • Two opening screened portlights

Engine Room: The engine room has a hinged door with window for access.  The layout allows for good servicing access to the machinery.

  • Cummins QSL 5.9 liter 330 HP
  • Twin Disc MG-55050 transmission 3.0:1 ratio
  • Spurs line cutter
  • Side power bow and stern thrusters
  • Wesmar active fin stabilizers
  • Racor 1000 dual primary filters on main engine
  • Racor 500 primary filter for genset
  • Reverso oil change system for main engine, transmission and genset
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning and heat
  • ESI Fuel polishing/balancing system
  • Sanitary hoses replaced

Boat Deck: The  boat deck  is above the saloon and is the best place to store your tender while you are underway.  There are weather cloths hung from the stainless-steel railing.  The mast and boom are rigged to handle dinghy launch and retrieval.

  • Mast and boom assembly for dinghy launch and retrieve
  • Dual position back rest storage seat
  • Weather cloths on stainless railings
  • AB 10′ RIB inflatable dinghy
  • 20 HP Tohatsu outboard with electric start and tilt

Flybridge: The Flybridge is a great place to operate the 43 underway and a top level retreat when you are at rest. The folding Bimini top shades the sun and keeps this area dry when it rains.

  • Center helm station
  • Two helm chairs
  • Hinged Plexiglas cover for instrument panel
  • Heavy-duty 1 ¼” stainless railings throughout
  • Forespar mast and boom for dinghy
  • Electric boom winch
  • Spreader and anchor lights
  • Port and starboard lightboards

Exterior and Decks:

  • Overhead courtesy lighting and deck step lighting
  • Muir Cheetah electric windlass with capstan
  • Windlass controls at foredeck, both helms and handheld remote control
  • 40 KG Rocna anchor with 400’ 3/8 HT chain
  • Teak rail covers
  • Upgraded stainless window frames
  • Custom Textilene cockpit screens


  • Automatic Engine Room fire suppression system
  • USCG safety package
  • Handheld fire extinguishers
  • Throwable life ring
  • Horn
  • Engine room high water alarm
  • Flare gun and flares
  • Required US Coast Guard placards

IMPROVEMENTS since January 2021

Upgraded Navigation and Communications Electronics:

  • Garmin 8616 MFD, Pilothouse
  • Garmin 8612 MFD, Flybridge
  • Garmin 8610 MFD, Pilothouse
  • Garmin AIS 800 Transceiver
  • Garmin GPS 19 Receiver/Antenna
  • Garmin GXM 54 Receiver/Antenna
  • (2) Garmin GMS 10 Network port expander
  • Garmin card reader
  • (2) Garmin Fusion WB 670 stereo
  • Garmin PS 51 forward looking sonar transducer (removed abandoned Interphase transducers)
  • Garmin GC 200 Marine Camera, Cockpit
  • (2) Shakespeare Galaxy 5230 VHF Antenna
  • Siren Marine vessel monitoring system
  • Airmar B60 Sonar Transducer
  • (2) Maretron DSM 570 Displays in Pilothouse
  • Digital Yachts NavLink2 WIFI Gateway
  • Blue Sea Battery Monitor
  • New televisions in Saloon and Owner Stateroom
  • Bose sound bar in Saloon
  • New DirecTV Receiver
  • New DVD Player in Saloon

Upgrades / Repairs:

  • LED Running Lights
  • LED Spreader Lights
  • Underwater Lighting with controller
  • Replaced all mast stays (standing rigging)
  • Replaced Dyneema lines for the mast/boom tender lift system
  • Replaced block and tackle for boom control
  • Replaced controller for the winch on the mast/boom tender lift system
  • Replaced Balmar 95 Series 140-amp cruising alternator
  • Replaced Sidepower thruster controls in pilothouse and flybridge
  • Replaced AC raw water strainer with a Groco 1 ¼” strainer
  • Replaced AC fan blower in saloon
  • Replaced AC fan blower in owner stateroom
  • Replaced all hydraulic hoses for Wesmar stabilizers
  • Replaced back deck shower fixture
  • Replaced freshwater pump and pressure tank
  • Replaced all sanitary hoses
  • 20 HP Tohatsu outboard with power tilt for tender
  • Replaced fenders and whips
  • New Magma stainless steel grill
  • New Whirlpool refrigerator in galley
  • New Splendide clothes washer/dryer
  • New reverse osmosis water filter in galley
  • New Levolor blinds in saloon
  • New custom mattress in owner stateroom
  • New bedspreads and drapes in owner and guest staterooms and heads


  • Main engine cooling system serviced 1/21
  • Main engine belts replaced 1/21
  • Main engine raw water pump impeller replaced 4/22
  • Main engine oil changed 5/22, reports available
  • Main engine secondary fuel filter replaced 5/22
  • Main engine anodes replaced12/21
  • Generator cooling system serviced 1/21
  • Generator belts replaced 1/21
  • Generator raw water pump impeller replaced 5/22
  • Generator oil changed 5/22, reports available
  • Generator secondary fuel filter replaced 5/22
  • Generator anodes replaced 12/21
  • Main engine transmission fluid tested 5/22, reports available
  • Hynautic hydraulic system flushed/serviced with new fluid 5/22
  • Hull prepped and bottom painted 1/22
  • All hull and thruster anodes replaced 1/22


Painkiller truly is a comfortable platform for offshore adventures. Whether you want to cross an ocean or explore a long stretch of coastline, she can get you there. The Selene product line has earned a popular following for their craftsmanship, build details, systems installation, and equipment selections.   She is a lot of boat for 43’ and incredibly versatile with long legs, shallow draft and a lot of features more commonly found on larger trawlers. The current owners search a long time before purchasing Painkiller and they have enjoyed running her and improving her. The recent arrival of their first grandchild has caused a shift in plans and they look forward to turning over Painkiller for the next owners to continue the adventures.

For additional information please visit Painkiller’s website,

Exclusions: Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to Paintings, tools, handheld nav gear and binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.

Disclaimer: Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. presents the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor guarantee or warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyers should instruct their agents and their surveyors to investigate all details the buyers desire validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California, Florida, and Washington) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers.  We treat our clients with respect, we are responsive and not pushy.  Our focus is to become your loyal advocate, always looking out for your best interests. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded.

Co-Brokerage: Fellow yacht broker association members: This listing is available for co-brokerage and JMYS is a 50/50 house. Courtesy showings are available by appointment. Florida listings subject to appropriate broker licensing required by law.

*Listing broker. Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus direct experience with the Selene line – all sizes.. Jeff is a familiar face to YouTube viewers and a regular presenter at TrawlerFest.  He writes about trawlers for Ocean Navigator and PassageMaker magazines and is one of the online instructors for Boaters University.

This listing specification has been approved by the sellers for accuracy. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission.  All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing broker, Jeff Merrill, CPYB by phone, text or email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing.  Jeff is always available via Mobile (949) 355-4950 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to: