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Selene 48



San Diego, CA


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YACHT NAME: Highlander
TYPE: Long range, raised pilothouse trawler yacht with flybridge
HULL COLOR: “Stars and Stripes” Blue
DECK: White
REGISTRY: United States Coast Guard Documented
DESIGNER: Howard Chen
BUILDER: Jet-Tern Marine Co. – Zhuhai, China
HULL MATERIAL: Solid fiberglass
DISPLACEMENT: 67,240 LBS. | 30,500 KG
BALLAST: 4,500 LBS. |2,041 KG
SPEED: Cruise 7.5 knots at ~1,750 RPM. Top 10.0 knots at WOT
RANGE: 2,000 miles at 6.0 knots
LOA: 51’10” | 15.8 M
LWL: 45’6″ | 13.9 M
BEAM: 15’8″| 4.8 M
DRAFT: 5’8″| 1.7 M
AIR DRAFT: 20’2″| 6.15 M
ENGINE: Single John Deere 6068 CFM  267 HP (~3,951 hours May 2024)
TRANSMISSION: Twin Disc MG5082 Ratio: 2.88
PROPELLER / SHAFT: 2.5″ Aqua Alloy 22 shaft | PSS dripless shaft seal | 4 blade 37″ x 30″ Nibral bronze propeller | Spurs line cutter
THRUSTERS: Side-Power SE210/250TC | 24V 13 HP each (bow and stern)
STABILIZATION: Naiad 252, 6.0 sq. ft. hydraulic active fin stabilizers
ELECTRICAL: 60hz – US style – 50-amp
SHORE POWER: 50-amp house and air conditioning | Fore and Aft connections
GENERATOR: Northern Lights M843NW2-12 kW (~ 2,771 hours May 2024)
INVERTER/CHARGER: Mastervolt Chargemaster 24/75 | Mastervolt Mass Combi 24/4000-100 Inverter/Charger | Leece-Neville 24V-220amp main engine alternator with Mastervolt external regulator for house battery bank charging | Small-frame alternator for start battery charging
BATTERIES: Bow thruster: (2) Lifeline GPL-4DL | Stern thruster: (2) Lifeline GPL-4DL | Main engine: (2) Lifeline GPL-4DL | Generator: (2) Lifeline GPL-3100T | House: (6) Lifeline GPL-4DL | Navigation Instruments: (1) Lifeline GPL-27T
CLIMATE CONTROL: Cruisair reverse cycle HVAC: 36,000 BTU (3) compressors
MACHINERY EQUIPMENT: Reverso GP-3015 oil changer for main, gear and generator | Dual Racor 1000 for main | Dual Racor 500 for generator | ESI Total Fuel Management system | Kahlenberg P449-25 air compressor for horn
WINDLASS: Ideal 24VDC electric horizontal windlass
GROUND TACKLE: 75lb. CQR plow anchor | 66 lb. Bruce | 300′ of 5/8″ chain for each anchor | Fortress FX-37 spare in lazarette 20’ 3/8” chain, 187’ 3-strand 5/8” line
CRANE: Aritex hydraulic crane (660 lbs.)
TENDER AND OUTBOARD: 2005 AB 12’0″ 12DLX fiberglass hull | 30 HP Honda outboard
NAV/COM BRANDS: Raymarine | Furuno | ICOM
ENTERTAINMENT: 24″ Vizio flat screen TV with DVD in  | Alpine entertainment system | 22″ Samsung TV in owner cabin | Media speakers through-out
STATEROOMS: Two: Owner forward | Guest to port
BEDDING: Owner:  Forward with custom queen mattress |Guest:  To port amidship with twin lower and twin upper with custom mattresses
WATER MAKER: Village Marine 600 GPD
HEADS: Two: Tecma freshwater 24V electric macerating
HOT WATER: Torrid MVS20 20 gallon, 120V | Engine heated
SHOWERS: Three: Stand up shower in owner head with door | Stand up shower in guest head with door | Cockpit shower
LAUNDRY: Splendide 2100C washer-dryer combo, non-vented
GALLEY:  Force 10 3-burner LPG stove with oven | GE Profile Spacemaker oven/convection| Tundra AC/DC upright refrigerator with freezer | Raritan icemaker in pilothouse staircase | Grunert cold-plate freezer in lazarette
INTERIOR COUNTERS: Corian counters
INTERIOR FLOORING: Teak and Holly hardwood throughout | Granite in heads
BILGE PUMPS: 4ea.: Rule 2000 GPH | 1ea.: Whale Gusher Titan manual pump
TANKAGE: (approximate)
FUEL: 1,100 gallons | 4,163 liters (Two fiberglass primary tanks)
HOLDING BLACK: 60 gallons | 227 liters (One fiberglass tank)
FRESH WATER: 250 gallons | 946 liters (One fiberglass tanks)
SAFETY: Fire Boy engine room suppression system with auto shutdown| (5) handheld BCI extinguishers through-out | LPG gas detection in galley | Co2 | Smoke | High water alarms
PHOTO DATE: Most photos taken May 2024
Note: All information is believed accurate but should be verified.

LAYOUT: Machinery Spaces and Living Quarters

LAYOUT: Main and Lower Deck – Saloon, Galley, Pilothouse

LAYOUT: Upper Boat Deck and Flybridge

Please check out the Selene 48 Highlander website:

Listing Broker

Eric Bescoby
+1 626.818.5053

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Listing Broker

Jeff Merrill

Jeff Merrill
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The Selene brand of trawlers are extremely capable and there are now several hundred out cruising. By sales volume, the Selene 48 has been one of their most popular designs.   Highlander is hull number 21 in the series. She was ordered to accomplish what is most desirable for a cruising couple; two staterooms, dual side decks, stabilization, and thrusters. Her current owners have enjoyed and cruised the east coast and Southern California for the past 5 years, making improvements and fine tuning to keep her fresh. The owners’ family members have moved East, and they are moving back to land to be closer to them.  They have decided to put Highlander on the market and offer this amazing platform to allow someone else to take the helm and go exploring.



It is easy to understand why the Selene 48’s  dual side deck design is one of the most popular layouts among owner operators. From the cockpit and entering the main saloon through the Diamond Seaglaze Dutch door, a warm, large, and welcoming space shows off Highlander’s superb craftsmanship. A built-in entertainment center houses a Vizio 24” flat screen TV, which is accompanied by an Alpine entertainment system. Seating accommodations include an L shaped settee to port, and twin chairs to starboard. Hatches in the galley/saloon sole provide quick and easy access to the engine room machinery space below.

  • 24” Vizio flat screen TV with DVD
  • Teak and holly flooring
  • Exposed ceiling beams with wood caps
  • Teak overhead grab rail
  • Alpine home theater surround sound system
  • Cruisair air conditioning
  • Diamond Seaglaze Dutch door
  • Side and aft windows
  • Hi/lo teak table to port
  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Twin chairs to starboard


Sharing the same space as the saloon is Highlander’s large galley. A U-shaped counter-top laid with Corian, and premium appliances make for a very convenient meal prep area. Appliances feature a Franke stainless steel sink basin, Force 10 LPG gas three burner stove with oven, Tundra upright DC/AC refrigerator/freezer, GE Spacemaker microwave/convection oven, custom galley bar with glassware storage and a Raritan icemaker in a cabinet located next to the steps to the pilothouse.

  • Franke stainless steel double sink basin
  • Force 10 LPG gas three burner stove with oven
  • Tundra upright DC/AC refrigerator/freezer
  • GE Profile Spacemaker microwave/convection oven
  • Custom galley bar with glassware storage
  • Raritan icemaker
  • Corian countertop
  • Teak and holly sole



Leaving the galley, you go forward up four steps to starboard to arrive at the pilothouse. Highlander’s pilothouse was built for the long-distance cruiser who demands both comfort and functionality. Enjoy the panoramic views of your cruising grounds through her large windows. Laid before her operator is an extensive array of easy to reach and adjust navigational equipment and wooden destroyer wheel.

Behind is a large settee with cabinetry as well as a day bunk behind. Lower chart drawers are built into this. A table makes the settee ideal for dining. Port and starboard of the pilot house are Diamond Seaglaze Dutch doors for access to the Portuguese bridge and side decks.

  • Selene Safety Panel with alarms and indicators
  • Two Raymarine E120 multifunction displays: GPS/Radar/Chart Plotter/Fish finder/AIS
  • Raymarine ST290 multifunction display: depth/speed/autopilot
  • Raymarine ST290 Pilot autopilot controller
  • Raymarine ST290 wind speed/direction indicator
  • Raymarine ST100 autopilot wireless remote
  • Hynautic steering
  • Kahlenberg airhorn control
  • Exalto windshield wiper/washer controller for the three 24VDC windshield wipers
  • Mastervolt charge controllers
  • John Deere main engine display panel with Murphy electronic and analog gauges
  • Northern Lights generator instrument panel
  • Village Marine reverse osmosis water maker control/display
  • Naiad Marine Systems stabilizer controller and display
  • Side-Power bow and stern thruster controls
  • Windlass controls
  • Naiad stabilizer controls
  • Settee
  • ACR spotlight control
  • ICOM IC-M602 VFH radio with hailer and automatic foghorn
  • ICOM Commandtec II VFH radio
  • Mastervolt charger controller
  • Mastervolt inverter charger controller
  • Tank-level indicator for water and fuel tanks
  • Cruisair air conditioning control
  • First Alert Smoke and CO alarm
  • VDO rudder position indicator
  • 5” Danforth compass
  • Raritan Icerette icemaker
  • Chart table

Port Stairway to living quarters:

To port of the galley are four steps leading down to Highlander’s living quarters.



The guest stateroom is to port at the bottom of the staircase with over/under berths and Tempurpedic mattresses.  Ocean Frigast reading lights are present for each berth.  There is storage under the lower berth. There is a large cedar-lined hanging locker with automatic interior light, and overhead cabinets. There are two opening portlights outboard. The guest stateroom, like the rest of the living spaces, is comfortably air-conditioned. The sole is teak and holly.

GUEST HEAD – Starboard:

Across the passageway from the guest stateroom is the guest head. The shower is a full stand-up model with teak flooring grate. A Tecma freshwater head, Corian counter, and granite sole complete the space.

  • Tecma freshwater head
  • Stand up shower with teak flooring grate
  • Corian counter tops
  • Granite sole
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Drawers



The owners stateroom is located forward with a large overhead hatch for maximum ventilation with Ocean Air sliding shade and screen.  The queen sized bed is fitted with a custom memory foam mattress that is hinged for easy storage access underneath. There are opening portlights to port and starboard with heavy-weather covers that also can be used for privacy. The entire room is lined outboard with beautiful teak paneling. This is a very well-lit area with lots of attractive hidden accent lighting. There are hanging lockers and a teak and holly sole.  There is a Samsung flat screen TV mounted on the aft bulkhead.

  • Custom memory foam queen mattress
  • Cruisair climate control
  • Ample drawer and closet space
  • Samsung 22” flat screen TV with DVD
  • (4) opening portlights outboard
  • Storage beneath the bed



The owners head is just aft of the stateroom to starboard.  The 6’3” standing headroom shower includes a teak slat seat and teak flooring grate on the drain pan.  This is a large head that features a Tecma fresh water toilet, sink and granite counter. There are mirrors, cabinets, a medicine locker and plenty of room for his and hers toiletries.

  • Tecma freshwater head
  • Standup shower with teak bench and teak flooring grate
  • Corian countertops
  • Granite flooring
  • Medicine cabinet



Entering through the door on the aft bulkhead of the lower level passageway, the engine room is where Highlander’s heart rests, a powerful 267 horsepower John Deere 6068CFM diesel engine. The Northern Lights 12kW generator sits behind the engine and is mounted athwartships.  Diesel fuel transfer is handled by an elaborate but user-friendly ESI Total Fuel Management system. The forward outboard alcoves allow access to the Naiad active fin stabilizers. The engine room also includes a Fire Boy fire suppression system and Torrid water heater.

  • John Deere 6068CFM 267 HP main engine
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Dual Racor fuel filters for main engine and generator with water alarms
  • Northern Lights 12 kW generator
  • ESI Total Fuel Management polishing system
  • Naiad 252, 6.0 sq. ft. hydraulic active fin stabilizers
  • Torrid 20-gallon 120VDC water heater
  • Access from lower-level aft bulkhead door, and saloon/galley sole
  • Fire Boy fire suppression system
  • Reverso GP-3015 oil changer for main, transmission, and generator
  • Fiberglass fuel tanks
  • All batteries are Lifeline AGM
  • 4D batteries for house service bank
  • 4D batteries for main engine start
  • 4D batteries for generator start
  • 4D batteries for both bow and stern thruster


Widely considered the ‘garage’ among fellow cruisers, Highlander’s lazarette is accessed from the cockpit via a large floor hatch with lock. There is room for storing larger items that you do not desire in the living interior spaces of the vessel.  There are several through hulls serving various duties – all easy to get to. Lifeline batteries, stern thruster, and built in freezer are all housed here for convenience.

  • Mastervolt inverter/charger, 4000 watt
  • Side-Power stern thruster
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system
  • Grunert cold-plate freezer
  • Battery storage
  • Village Marine 600GPD reverse osmosis water maker



Highlander’s oversized swim platform makes for a convenient and secure location to board via dinghy, or for swimming activities. Stainless steel staples add to the swim platforms security.  A folding ladder is mounted underneath the swim platform and is accessible by water.

  • Handrails
  • Transom boarding gate
  • Mounted folding swim ladder



The cockpit is great for fishing during long blue water travels. There is a boarding gate on the transom as well as on both the port and starboard side decks.

  • Three boarding gates (transom, port, starboard)
  • Hot and cold freshwater cockpit shower
  • Varnished teak cap rails
  • Lazarette access
  • Saloon access
  • Drawer storage
  • Shore power connections – (1) 50-amp for house, (1) 50-amp for AC, (1) Telephone/Cable


Highlander is a dual side deck model with port and starboard walkways for ease of dockside fender and line handling.  Walking from the cockpit forward along either walkway and up a few steps is Highlander’s protected Portuguese bridge. The Portuguese bridge wraps around the pilothouse and provides those aboard a safer way to traverse the external spaces of the yacht. There are also high boarding gates to starboard and port. A hinged door gives access to the ship’s foredeck. Note: There are no cushions on the Portuguese bridge seats above the storage lockers.


The Foredeck is entered through a hinged door from the Portuguese bridge.  You have shore power connections forward – in addition to aft – and a deck hatch which provides natural airflow into the Owner stateroom. The ground tackle arrangement allows for two anchors and includes an electric horizontal windlass and is backed with a stainless steel Sampson post. At the forward face of the Portuguese bridge is a built-in seating area and storage beneath. There is also storage space just forward within the waist high bulwark.

  • Ideal H3M horizontal electric windlass
  • 65 lb. Bruce anchor with 300’ of 5/8” chain
  • 75 lb. CQR anchor with 300’ of 5/8” chain
  • Raw water washdown
  • Freshwater washdown
  • Shore power connections: (1) 50-amp for house, (1) 50-amp for AC, (1) Telephone/Cable



The boat deck is accessed inside by ascending the port side stairway in the pilothouse. This incredibly large deck is directly over the saloon. There is an Aritex 600 lb. hydraulic crane installed for launching and retrieving the 2005 AB 12DLX powered by a 30 HP Honda outboard. Stainless steel railing outlines the boat deck to help secure crew and guests. This is another popular location for guests to relax and lounge with outdoor furniture.

  • Aritex hydaulic crane (660 lbs.)
  • 2005 AB 12DLX with Honda 30 HP outboard
  • Dinghy mount rails and tie down, dinghy cover
  • Secure stainless-steel railing



The view from the flybridge is spectacular and a wonderful place to operate the yacht. It also serves as a great place to relax and enjoy your anchorage. The area is protected by a full-width Stamoid bimini top.  There are two Pompanette helm chairs forward of a fiberglass table and a built-in bench with storage underneath. There is a storage cabinet to port with a stainless-steel sink and a built-in Magma Avalon barbeque with separate propane supply tank.

  • (2) Pompanette captains’ chairs
  • Settee with fiberglass table
  • Destroyer stainless steel wheel
  • John Deere Instrument panel
  • Raymarine MFD
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • ACR search light control
  • Danforth compass
  • ICOM M504 VHF
  • Rudder position indicator
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Magma Avalon barbeque
  • Propane tank


  • Replacement of main engine room blowers 2019
  • Added saloon hatch to access engine room aft of the generator 2019
  • Owner Stateroom queen mattress replacement 2020
  • Replaced 2 ½” x 13’ stainless double taper shaft, fore and aft cutlass bearings and PSS dripless shaft seal 2021
  • Rudder shoe replacement 2021
  • Stabilizer reinforcement 2021
  • Stabilizer hydraulics replacement 2021
  • Canvas and top-side cushion replacements 2021
  • Ice Maker 2022
  • Saloon & pilot house HVAC condenser and evaporators 2024
  • Stern Tube FRP Pipe Lining 2024
  • Vessel Vanguard Pro maintenance program


The Selene 48 is surely a head turner in any marina or anchorage. Her stout design and methodic craftsmanship make for a highly sought after vessel. Highlander offers incredible value in the long-range cruiser market. Her current owners have loved her well and have high hopes of passing her on to deserving owners.


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, books, personal items in lockers and drawers*, Scuba diving gear, fishing rods and reels, SUP and paddle, loose items in lazarette that are not boat specific, tools, decorations in staterooms, bedspreads, comforters, bed pillows, all towels, kitchen supplies (pots, pans, dishes, silverware), antique nautical items and binoculars. *Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Details regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel have been obtained from sources believed reliable, but the owner and brokers cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his/her agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market 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 and recreational tugs. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea.  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.

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.