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2015 Selene 42 Europa

$695,000 USD

  • $695,000 USD
  • Chuck Wistar
  • Active
  • Used
  • Trawler Yachts
  • 2015
  • Selene
  • 42 Europa
  • Near Annapolis, Maryland, US
  • Power
  • 42ft / 12.80 m
  • 14ft 6in / 4.42 m
  • John Deere
  • 4045afm85
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-08-31
  • 2016-09-14
  • 2298927

Phalarope is essentially a new Selene 42 Europa. She is gyro-stabilized and loaded with gold standard electronics. A true next generation vessel, including spacious headroom in the engine room plus the innovative and efficient cruiser stern.  With a Length Overall of 45', she is the biggest and roomiest "42" in the world.  Designed with the cruising family in mind, this coastal cruiser provides all the same quality and safety of her larger siblings at an affordable price.  

Phalarope comes equipped with a 180 HP John Deere 4045AFM85 diesel, a 9kW Onan generator, ESI fuel polishing system, bow and stern thrusters, serious ground tackle, full galley, island master berth, head with separate shower, full guest stateroom, 4 independent Cruisair HVAC systems, and much more.

Contact Broker for detailed CAD drawings for all systems as built, and for link to a virtual tour.

Welcome Aboard

Phalarope is a fully found coastal cruiser ready to safely and very comfortably cruise a couple, family, or guests in US coastal waters, inland rivers, the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands, Canadian Maritimes, Great Loop, Champlain Loop, etc.

Phalarope is the first Selene in the world to be gyro-stabilized by a Sea Keeper, which eliminates well over 80% of roll under way or at rest.

We are happy to share CAD drawings of all her systems as well as links to a virtual tour so you can seen more for yourself


Cockpit and Lazarette

Phalarope welcomes all aboard from a starboard side gate or alternatively from her large swim platform through a transom door. 

There is a large lazarette beneath the aft deck. It takes advantage of the Selene cruiser stern which extends the hull under the molded-in swim platform, not only to improve storage but also to improve performance, handling, and efficiency. 

In the cockpit, which is fully protected by the bridge deck overhead, there is plenty of room to relax on chairs and to set up for entertaining. The Euro design enables a cockpit comparable in size to the Selene 55.

A gracious curved staircase provides safe, convenient access to the bridge and boat deck topside.


From the aft deck a Diamond Sea-Glaze Dutch door opens directly into the salon. There is an L-shaped settee to starboard with a hidden leaf table capable of entertaining six for meals. To port is a built-in cabinet and two upholstered barrel chairs separated by a tasteful small cabinet. Ottomans with storage fit neatly beneath each chair. 

LED overhead lights are ample throughout the boat. 

Teak and holly soles are standard throughout the entire vessel. Importantly, the salon/galley sole is level with the aft deck which eliminates steps commonly found in other vessels. In addition, these features welcome the owner's party:

  • L-shaped settee w/ cushion settee
  • Inlaid dining table with fold out hidden leaf
  • (2) Selene barrel chairs port side with storage foot rest
  • Access hatch to engine room
  • Cantalupi dome lights
  • Cabin reading lights (3)
  • Overhead Exposed Teak Battens and Epiphanes high gloss varnish
  • Teak overhead grab rail with Epiphanes high gloss varnish
  • Custom wood bamboo blinds
  • (2) slide opening windows with screens. They can be locked.
  • (2) independent Cruisair reverse cycle HVAC units


The galley is forward to port. Within it there is everything a cruiser would need to prepare great meals and serve up wonderful entertainment:

  • Overhead cabinets with wine glass storage
  • Granite counter top
  • Force 10 (3) burner electric stove and oven
  • Pre-plumbed to change to propane stove and oven if desired
  • Xintex S-2A propane fume detector w/electric shutoff solenoid
  • Jabsco 12V DC electric exhaust fan above stove
  • AC/DC Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer
  • S/S double sink with cutting board inserts.
  • Grohe Single lever swivel type faucet
  • Drawers and cabinets w/ shelves
  • GFCI 110v Outlets

Lower Helm

The lower helm is forward to starboard and is the command center of the vessel. It is laid out to be convenient for the helmsman with all systems and navigation controls within easy reach.

  • Helm station w/ instrument panels
  • Mimic panel above steering station
  • Rudder Position Indicator (RPI)
  • Electrical distribution panel w/ digital Volt/Amp Gauges
  • ZF Electronic engine control,
  • SeaKeeper, Windlass, and B&S thruster controls
  • Double Helmseat w/ footrest
  • Starboard Dutch door at helm
  • Cantalupi dome lights
  • Cantalupi step lights
  • GFCI 110v outlet


From the salon/lower helm, one goes down only 3 steps to a center hall connecting the two staterooms and the head.

Master Stateroom Forward

Comfort and plenty of storage for the owner, all in a warm glow of teak and natural light. 

  • Queen size berth with foam mattress and cover
  • Aromatic Cedar-lined wardrobe w/ automatic light
  • Teak veneer counter top
  • Cabin reading lights (2)
  • Cantalupi recessed lights
  • Manship overhead opening deck hatch with roller screen and shade
  • Manship S/S #316 opening port lights w/screens
  • Independent Cruisair reverse cycle HVAC system

VIP Stateroom

Phalarope's guest stateroom features a double bed, plenty of storage, its own HVAC, and privacy while convenient to the head and the rest of the ship. Also included:

  • Aromatic Cedar-lined wardrobe w/ automatic light
  • Teak cabinet with drawers
  • Cantalupi recessed lights
  • Manship S/S #316 opening port light w/screen
  • Independent Cruisair reverse cycle HVAC unit


Convenient as a day head as well as serving the needs of those cruising, the head to port is well-equipped with quality features:

  • Vanity unit w/ storage
  • Porcelain washbasin w/ integral granite counter top
  • Shower room w/ teak removable grate panel and seat
  • Grohe single lever hot and cold water shower faucet
  • Tecma 12 V DC freshwater toilet
  • Jabsco 12V DC dia, 3" exhaust fan
  • Cantalupi recessed lights
  • GFCI waterproof AC outlet in head
  • Teak framed mirror
  • Two storage lockers

Bridge and Upper Helm

The flybridge, accessed from the cockpit via a circular stairway for safety and convenience, has two Selene ladder back helm seats forward at the helm with a U-shaped seating area aft to port with storage beneath. To starboard is cabinetry with fresh water sink, storage below, and prepared to serve as a barbeque. There is a large deck area aft with plenty of room for a dinghy.

  • At the helm, complimentary nav and engine instrumentation
  • 28" S/S destroyer type steering wheel
  • Fresh water sink and cabinetry for possible grill, refrigerator, summer kitchen to starboard
  • Welcoming U-shaped settee and table, with navy cushions to port
  • Forespar Aluminum alloy mast and boom with electric winch
  • AFI 12V DC outlet
  • Tinted Plexiglass windscreen in S/S #316 bracket
  • Bimini Top
  • Custom Stamoid covers for settee and helm

Navigation Electronics

Phalarope has a comprehensive suite of top shelf, fully integrated electronics. The lower helm is fully loaded. Essential instrumentation is replicated on the upper helm.

  • Garmin 7616 Touch Screen display
  • Garmin Sonar
  • Garmin 4kW Hi Def 48 mile Radar
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin VHF radio at lower helm with remote mic to upper helm 
  • Garmin VHF radio at upper helm
  • Garmin AIS (B)
  • Garmin GM120 Display (wind speed and direction, water temp)
  • Backup GM120 Display for depth ( 2 independent transducers)
  • 2 Garmin CCTV cameras (aft and engine room)
  • Garmin Wind true and relative speed and angle sensor

Entertainment Electronics

Phalarope is equipped with a well thought out and up to date entertainment package:

  • KVH gyro-stabilized satellite TV-1 antenna
  • KVH HDTV receiver
  • UPS battery backup
  • Fusion 750 100W AM/FM stereo w/ separate amplifier
  • 4 Fusion speakers in salon
  • 2 JL Audio waterproof speakers in cockpit
  • 2 JL Audio waterproof speakers on bridge 
  • DVD player
  • Sirius-ready
  • Internal Blue Tooth
  • Samsung 23" HDTV

Engine Room and Mechanical

The engine room is laid out with good access to all equipment and systems. It is unusually large for a vessel of its size. It is consistently complimented by owners, service technicians, surveyors, and periodicals.

  • Single John Deere 4045AFM85, 180hp  with less than 300 hours. The engine and generator were extensively serviced in April, 2016. All filters, fluids, impellers, zincs, etc. were replaced at that time.
  • SeaKeeper 5 gyro stabilization which can produce over an 80% roll reduction under way or at rest.
  • Onan 9 KW Generator w/Sound Shield with less than 300 hours
  • Deluxe engine panel w/complete digital instrumentation and alarms at both lower and upper helm. See section on navigation electronics
  • Complete redundant engine analog instrumentation at each control station
  • ESI Fuel Polishing system, unique to nearly every trawler of this size.
  • ZF electronic engine control - Shift and Throttle engine control system at each helm station
  • Neutral Safety Switch on Transmission
  • FRP Shaft Tube
  • Aqua #22 propeller shaft
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • NiBraA/4 blade propeller
  • Spurs on shaft
  • 12V DC engine room blowers (2)
  • FRP oil containment drip pan under engine
  • Hydro-lift FRP wet box muffler
  • Fully protected FRP rudder w/Aqua #22 rudder shaft
  • Engine overheat and low oil pressure alarms
  • Salon floor access to engine room
  • Soundown 3" foam & aluminum perforated plate sound insulation in engine compartment

FRP Structure

Invisible after construction is complete, the details of the build are critical for the long term durability and investment value.

  • Hull layup includes up to 12 laminates, the first four of which are infused with vinylester resin for osmotic blister protection
  • Bi-axis uni-direction stitched roving mat
  • Glass Mat
  • Corecell sandwich structure for hull topsides above waterline
  • Corecell sandwich structure for decks and superstructure
  • Longitudinal stringers and transverse frames system
  • Watertight structural bulkheads chain locker, fwd E/R, aft E/R, and  lazarette
  • Hull and deck joint sealed by Methacrylate glue, thru bolted, and laminated with mat and woven roving where access allows
  • Recessed bow thruster tunnel
  • Integral FRP stern thruster casing
  • FRP Hatch for Lazarette
  • International Gelshield primer coating
  • Petit Vivid anti-fouling paint (4/16)
  • Awlgrip painted boot top line

Exterior Hardware

Phalarope is distinguished by having hardware befitting much larger vessels. Things like cleats recessed into the bulwarks, stainless window frames, the curved cap rail to prevent ponding etc. Selenes are notable for their very high quality S/S fittings. Here are some that help distinguish Phalarope:

  • Manship S/S #316 opening port lights
  • Manship S/S #316 hatch for forward stateroom
  • Starboard Dutch type door with Aluminum Sea Dawg Handles top & bottom from lower helm to side deck
  • Cockpit Duch type door to salon
  • S/S #316 hand rail for fore deck, aft deck and flybridge decks
  • S/S #316 telescope ladder off of swim platform
  • Teak Burgee and flag staffs
  • S/S #316 bow and stern flag pole socket
  • S/S window frames
  • Teak cap rail for side and aft deck
  • Freeing ports in cockpit and scuppers at fore, side, and aft decks
  • Molded inlay pattern non-skid to fore, side, aft deck and boat deck. Transom door with step plate
  • Scandvik fresh hot and cold water shower in cockpit

Primary Interior Construction

Only a fine finish carpenter or experienced shipwright could begin to fully appreciate the quality of materials and workmanship invested in the renowned Selene interior fit and finish. It establishes the standard to which all Tier I and aspiring fine yachts seek:

  • Exquisite varnished teak interior
  • Seller has added four coats of varnish to interior surfaces exposed to sunlight
  • Solid teak raised panel doors
  • Inlaid teak surfaces
  • Banded drawer and locker openings
  • TrioVing Door locks and handles for exterior doors
  • Schwepper door locks and handles interior doors
  • Lamp positive latching for all locker doors and drawers
  • Solid teak and holly sole w/ teak border
  • Structural Fiberglass "I" beam floor support system
  • Vinyl and EVA foam panels for headliner lining
  • Settee with fabric cover
  • Hanging lockers with courtesy lights
  • Storage cabinets
  • Epiphanes one part varnish for interior wood

Steering System

Whether steering by hand or by autopilot, the dependability of the system is assured.

  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system for each helm station
  • Handcrafted teak wheel in lower helm station
  • S/S #316 dia. 28" destoryer wheel on EuroDeck Station
  • Emergency tiller
  • Fully protected FRP rudder

AC Electrical System

The electrical system design and layout is one of the most frequently complimented features of Selene trawlers. Phalarope incorporates all this and uniquely has four independent HVAC systems.

  • 120V AC Electrical system 
  • Marinco 120V/240V 60hz 50 Amp shore power inlet at Stern
  • AC outlets throughout the boat, and GFCI's in head and Galley
  • 3-bank 240V AC battery charger system
  • 30 amp galvanic isolator
  • Victron 2500 W Inverter continuous, 6000 W peak
  • Xantrex Pathmaker
  • AC/DC control panel w/ indicator lights, appropriate switches, meters and breakers
  • Copper bonding strap w/ ground cable attachment for each fitting
  • Zinc plate at transom for electrolysis protection
  • Four Cruisair HVAC reverse cycle systems

DC Electrical System

The 12V DC systems aboard Phalarope is more than adequate to power the vessel's essential service:

  • Maxwell RC10 windlass w/ control switches at foredeck and each helm station
  • Air horn
  • Aqua Signal LED navigation lights
  • Exalto electric wipers for (3) front windshields w/ fresh water wash, variable speed
  • Sump pump w/ automatic grey water float switch
  • Rule bilge pumps w/ automatic float switches (3)
  • Electric exhaust fan above stove
  • Cantalupi accommodation recessed lights
  • Cantalupi step lights for interior and exterior
  • Johnson DC electric fresh water pump
  • (3) 4D AGM deep cycle batteries for house service
  • (1) 4D AGM engine start battery
  • (1) 4D AGM bow thruster battery
  • (1) 4D AGM stern thruster battery
  • (1) Group 31 AGM generator starting battery
  • Vimar Light Switches for all DC interior lights

Plumbing Systems

Well designed and installed, Phalarope's systems cover all the bases:

  • Two stainless fresh water tanks 60 US gallons aft & 180 forward w/ shut off valves, sight gauges, for a total capacity 240 US gallons 
  • Fresh and seawater outlets on foredeck
  • Fresh water hot and cold shower in cockpit
  • One FRP sewage holding tank w/ Y-valve 60 US gallons
  • Macerator pump, deck discharge outlet and remote warning full display panel in head for holding tank
  • Electric water gauge
  • Torrid 20 gallon hot water heater
  • Pex water piping system for domestic freshwater
  • Sea cocks on all through hull fittings with double hose clamps
  • Bronze basket type internal sea water strainer for main engine, Genset, Gyro, A/C
  • Rule Electric bilge pumps w/ automatic float switch (3)
  • Whale manual Diapharagm pump directable via mainifold to 3 sumps
  • Shower sump pump for head
  • Status panel w/ warning signal in helm station to alert to bilge pump operation.

Fuel System

Phalarope is engineered to carry, clean, and manage fuel to meet the needs of any coastal voyage. That includes the onboard ESI Fuel Polishing system, rarely found in a yacht of this class.

  • Total capacity 700 US gallons, two FRP fuel tanks
  • Fuel tanks w/ internal baffles, sumps, balancing fuel lines
  • Fuel tank inspection ports and plates
  • Racor 75/900 Max dual fuel filter w/ water separator for engine
  • Racor dual filter w/ water seperator for generator
  • ESI polishing system
  • Ball valves for fuel system configuring
  • Electric fuel gauge
  • Magnetic fuel sight gauge for each fuel tank
  • Selene Fuel Manifold management system
  • USCG Rubber fuel hoses with Parker fittings

Ground Tackle

Anchoring out is one of the great thrills of cruising, be it overnight or extended, be it gunkholing or doing the ICW, or are you thinking Bahamas perhaps? Phalarope is equipped with heavy duty ground tackle to safely secure you at anchor with the following:

  • 65# Spade anchor
  • 320' chain rode
  • Maxwell RC10 Windlass
  • S/S #316 self launching anchor roller
  • S/S #316 dia. 5" diameter Samson post
  • S/S #316 hawse hole with cleats
  • FRP bow pulpit 
  • Lower helm, flybridge helm, and fore deck windlass control switch

Exclusions / Inclusions


Folding deck chairs and table, clock, owners' personal belongings.



Buyer is assured that items not listed in above descriptions including lines, fenders, USCG safety equipment, spare parts, supplies, etc. WILL BE INCLUDED.

Default Disclaimer

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.

For Sale By Luke Brown Yachts

1500 Cordova Road Suite 200
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33316