about the boat

Furthur is a 2005 Selene 48 Ocean Trawler. She is a full displacement heavy weather trawler with 1100 usg fuel. The design and construction of the Selene make it a perfect long range vessel. At 6.5 knots i have a 3250 mile range with a 10% reserve.

She is powered by a Cummins QSL 9ltr 330 hp diesel engine. I chose this engine for it’s heavy displacement and slow rpm’s, max 1800 rpm, 8 knot cruise, 4 gph, 1150 rpm, and passagemaking speed, 6.5 knots, 950 rpm 2 gph. She holds 1100 usg fuel and 300 water. I have Wesmar fin stabilizers and a Wesmar APU get home system.

Being from the northwest and a livaboard i really enjoy my Kabola hydronic furnace and the decedent heated towel bars. For the trip south i will add a Cruise Air stand alone AC unit in the pilot house.

The electrical system includes a 12kw Northern Lights gen, and a 4 kw Outback inverter for the AC side, for the 24v DC side she has 8 Northstar house batteries, thruster, engine and generator starting batteries and a 280 amp 24v second alternator. I have kept the systems DC as much as possible including the refrigerator, freezer, and water maker.

Simple and redundant, the primarily Simrad electronics are easy to use and reliable; two radars, two plotters with back up computers, three depths sounders including sonar, two VHF radios, two auto pilot pumps and control heads. I run Nobletec software with AIS. I just added a Furuno SSB radio.

For the toys, i have a dive compressor and a Tug Tub floating hot tub– a real favorite of my cruising friends.

Keeping with my 60’s theme, my Jerry Garcia doll sits in the pilot house as does a miniature bus painted by Zane Kesey. My ever faithful auto pilot is named after the driver of the bus, intrepid traveler and muse to many of our cultural greats, Neil Cassady,