The Boat

The boat called S/Y Selkie is a Beneteau 411, 2001 model, the 3 cabin version. It is a very comfortable, very seaworthy and resonably fast cruiser, capable of 190nm in a day on a good day. All in all just a really nice little boat.

She’s been going though a major refit ever since 2020. We have written (and continued to update) the full list of boat renovation work here. Among the tings we’ve done are:

  • New sails: genoa, main, and Code 1 light wind sail
  • Extended the anchor roller to serve as bow sprit for the Code 1
  • New sprayhood, cockpit enclosure and lazyjack bag
  • Thorough rig check, new forestay and running rigging
  • A second anchor: Rocna 25 kg in addition to the Bruce 20 kg
  • 50 m extra anchor chain, to a total of 80 meters
  • Replaced all through-hulls with Trudesign composite
  • Replaced entire LPG system, regulator and hoses
  • Insulated the entire boat with 20-30 mm Armaflex
  • Reinstalled diesel heater and ventilation ducts
  • Major engine service, including new heat exchanger
  • Replaced coupling, prop shaft and cutlass bearing
  • Serviced rudder, renovated the quadrant, installed new POM bearing
  • New navigation electronics
The layout of our boat: 3 cabins, 2 heads & showers, and a large, functional galley
I think we’re making poblanos rellenos here. LOVE this galley 🙂