Trawler Experience

Bella Luna

The Trawler Experience

For most, buying a trawler will be one of the biggest financial decisions you make in your lifetime. Make sure that you are on the right path before you write the big check. Buying the wrong type of trawler could be a very expensive mistake. Make sure the size, type and speed of the boat meets your needs. Make a rational buying decision based on hands on trials rather than emotion.

We provide future and first time trawler owners with an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a trawler owner. Spend a day or a weekend onboard a luxurious 60ft. true passage maker trawler. Try and test all of the various systems that make this vessel go. Figure out what might be important to you on your own, future trawler. Spend a night out on the hook, experience the different weather and sea conditions and see if this is something you really want to do. Do this while you are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Southern California Channel Islands.

Some Key Questions to Ask Yourself:

  • What size trawler is the right size for you?
  • Do you need a 60ft or is a 44ft big enough?How should your trawler be outfitted?
  • What systems and equipment do you need and want on your trawler?
  • If you are planning to live aboard – can you really make the transition from living in a big house to a small boat?
  • Can you envision yourself on the boat for days or weeks at a time?
  • How much storage space will you need?
  • Do you want a single or twin engine trawler?
  • What is the real cost of trawler ownership?
  • What maintenance will be required to maintain your trawler?
  • Can I handle the required maintenance or will I need to hire somebody?

We are not a sailing school, we don’t teach you navigation or piloting skills. There are plenty of others that do that. What we are is live aboard trawler owners that love the trawler cruising lifestyle and want to share our trawler owner experience in order for you to make a better buying decision.

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Bella Luna is a spectacular Selene 55 Ocean Trawler. Her flag blue hull is simply gorgeous.

Once you get aboard and walk her teak decks you will see how thoughtfully she has been created to make getting around in any kind of sea conditions a pleasure. Inside she benefits from the incredible craftsmanship that is a signature feature of the Selene brand. There is 6’7″ headroom in most of the living spaces and great views out the windows and port lights.

Walking inside your first impression will be of rich teak joinery and great visibility from the saloon. The saloon transitions into an efficient galley with beautiful granite counters configured in a large U-shape which allows plenty of surface area for cooking and serving. Leaving the galley you go forward up three steps to arrive in the pilothouse.

The Bella Luna pilothouse is huge and the view is spectacular. There is an expansive navigation console with teak overhead panels and below teak dash panels logically outfitted with all of the necessary controls needed. From the pilot house a nicely curved staircase leads down to easy access of the staterooms.

The VIP Guest Stateroom is forward with a huge centerline island berth. The berth is surrounded with bed stand counters on both sides as well louvered lockers. The guest head is luxuriously finished with teak, spruce and granite.

Everybody’s favorite spot on Bella Luna is the Boat Deck. This incredibly large deck is directly over the saloon and is a popular location for the guests to relax and enjoy the views.


  • Model: 2005 Selene 55
  • Type: Long Range Passage Maker – Raised Pilothouse
  • LOA: 61’10”
  • Beam: 16’8”
  • LWL: 54’4”
  • Draft: 5’9”
  • Displacement: 109,790 lbs.
  • Ballast: 6,600 lbs.
  • Hull Material: Solid Fiberglass
  • Engine: Cummins QSL-9 – 405HP
  • Fuel: 1,500 gals.
  • Range: 3,000 @ 7.5 knots
  • Speed: Cruise – 8.1 Top – 10.5 knots
  • Fresh Water: 400 gals.
  • Watermaker: HRO Seafari
  • Thrusters: Bow and Stern
  • Stabilizers: Gyro controlled active fins
  • Generator: Northern Lights 12KW
  • Inverter: Xantrex 3012
  • Climate Control: Cruisair Air Conditioning
  • Windlass: Maxwell 2200 electric
  • Anchors: 50KG and 30KG
  • Radar: Redundant Simrad
  • Chart Plotter: Simrad
  • Staterooms: 3
  • Heads: 2