Spyhop II is a 2012 Selene 56 widebody trawler style yacht. She is offered for sale by her second owner who has actively cruised her to the Bahamas and up the east coast from Florida.
Spyhop II’s spacious interior, exceptional storage and ease of boarding/disembarking make her an excellent live aboard and full-time cruising vessel.
Her light teak interior layout features three staterooms: a midship, full beam master with ensuite full head, a spacious guest room with twin beds to port and VIP stateroom with queen berth forward. The guest full head is to starboard across the companionway from the guest stateroom.
Entry to the cockpit is through the port and starboard boarding doors at cockpit sole level or from the swim platform. She can also be boarded on the starboard side through the Portuguese bridge.
The spacious entry level saloon is wrapped in warm teak and features an L-shaped settee covered in Ultraleather. The saloon and galley merge together to complete the entry area.
The large, raised pilothouse has excellent visibility and is equipped with a Llebroc helm chair and direct access to the flybridge.
Guests will appreciate the comfortable accommodations forward and below with a shared separate head and shower. The smaller cabin to port has two bunk beds and the VIP in the forepeak has a large island berth.
The master is amidships and has two entries – from the forward landing or off the saloon galley deck. A large island berth with plenty of lockers and drawers and it is connected to an ensuite head and shower.
The walk-in, full height engine room has two access points: primarily through a full-size door adjacent to the Master stateroom, or through two hatches in the saloon. She has easy service access for inspecting the main engine, generator, seacocks and filters.
The covered flybridge has two helm chairs for navigating with a view. There is excellent seating and entertaining aloft and connects aft to the boat deck with the RIB and crane.
Spyhop II is an excellent vessel for the active owner operator couple. Her generous size offers spacious quarters for full time live aboard, entertaining and cruising with guests. Please get in touch to learn more.
Cockpit: The cockpit provides a very spacious, covered outdoor space for relaxing with friends, a cocktail or enjoying a meal. You enter the cockpit from the aft swim platform or comfortably from the dock through the port or starboard boarding door. You have hatch access down a short ladder to the lazarette below. There is a 50-amp shore power connection powered by a Glendinning retraction system for shore power plus a connection for another 50-amp cable for air conditioning. A hot and cold freshwater cockpit shower is built into the transom. A fresh water wash down inlet makes deck cleaning a pleasure. Access to the interior is through her weather-tight, painted aluminum double saloon door. Her teak cap rails are finished in Awlclear. There are eight fender clips to secure fenders without crossing over the cap rails. This is a roomy and covered place to enjoy the outdoors.
Saloon: The widebody design affords a spacious saloon. Her airy, high ceiling saloon is surrounded by light teak woodwork, and the teak and holly sole that is found throughout the yacht. There is a large L- shaped settee to port and a matching cabinet to starboard to provide plenty of storage. The 40-inch Samsung television stores in the cabinet to starboard via a lift when not in use. Windows are covered with new Poseidon sheer shades 2019 to protect the interior of the yacht and provide privacy. For dining and entertaining there is a teak hi-lo table.
Commissary: Below the entrance to the saloon is the commissary which is entered by a sole hatch and is accessed via a small ladder. Inside the vinyl floored commissary there is a sea water cooled Grunert cold plate freezer. The inverter/battery charger is installed outboard to port. There are numerous cabinets and lockers for additional storage. Teak locker doors are louvered for air circulation and lockers have shelves for storage.
Galley: The saloon transitions into an efficient galley to port which is an ideal place to prepare meals. The granite galley counters are configured in a large U-shape which allowing plenty of surface area for cooking and serving. There is a dual basin stainless steel sink outboard. One of the best features is the double pane sliding window outboard that affords an incredible view and also provides additional natural air circulation. A large Summit commercial grade refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, pantry with slide out shelves, and numerous cabinets below the granite counter make this an ideal chef’s galley aboard.
The Force 10 four burner propane cook top is centered forward and includes a tilt door oven. The GE Profile microwave oven with exhaust fan is encased above the stove. There are three banks of drawers for neatly organizing all of the necessary galley utensils. On the aft counter there is a double door locker with stainless shelves. Below the sink there is a double louvered locker door for bulk storage. The sole in the galley is also teak and holly. Opposite the galley is additional lighted teak cabinetry with glass storage.
There are overhead and under counter lockers and all locker doors are louvered. There are plenty
of drawers for storing everything you need in a seagoing galley. Forward lockers open up to slide out shelves. This is a working galley where two people can share the cooking chores working side by side.
Leaving the galley, you go forward up three steps to arrive in the pilothouse.
Pilothouse: The Selene 56 wheelhouse is huge, and the view is spectacular. There is an expansive navigation console with teak overhead panels and below window teak dash panels logically outfitted with all of the necessary control panels needed to operate Spyhop II. The Llebroc helm chair provides a comfortable command perch in the center of the action. The overhead hatch lets in light and air and is fitted with a shade/screen. The windows and outboard Dutch doors are all Diamond Sea Glaze commercial strength. These hinged doors lead out to the Portuguese bridge have teak panels on the inside to maintain the elegant feel.
A large L-shaped bench seat fronted by a beautiful teak table makes this location the perfect place for catching a bite to eat while enjoying the incredible panoramic view. The outboard seats have built-in fold down drink holders and there are drawers and storage lockers under the seating area and foot landing. The vertical face of the seating area includes the pull handle for the engine room fire suppression as well as a remote connector for the autopilot.
Outboard and aft to starboard is a companionway with wooden handrail that is eight steps up to the flybridge (nice to be able to get to the flybridge from the interior – a real convenient benefit).
Sitting in the helm chair and facing forward you have a counter console to starboard with built in grab rails. This same counter has a slide out feature that extends over the forward stairs to serve as a chart table. The console has a drawer and storage locker as well as the controls for the Keypower stabilizers within easy reach. There is a teak magazine/book rack outboard and below.
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Flybridge: The flybridge is accessed via a companionway directly from the pilothouse for safety and convenience. Two Llebroc helm chairs face the instrument console forward and there is an L-shaped seating area aft to port. On the starboard side are the bar, sink and barbeque. There is a boat deck area aft with dinghy and davit. Additional features include:
Master Stateroom: The comfortable master stateroom features an island queen with six-inch foam mattress new in 2019, which can be easily raised on its two gas struts to access the storage beneath. Two hanging lockers, one to port, the other to starboard are both cedar lined. An ensuite head completes the comfort of the master stateroom. There is a Tecma 24V DC fresh water electric toilet. The Corian sink is surrounded by a granite countertop, with a teak cabinet underneath. Overhead LED lights provide excellent lighting throughout the master stateroom and head.
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Master head features include:
VIP stateroom third and guest head: The large VIP stateroom is forward with a walk around queen sized berth. This is a large airy cabin with all the features you would expect to find in the master stateroom. Hanging lockers outboard with drawers under island berth. A great place to retire for the night with portlights and overhead hatches providing natural air flow.
Third stateroom and guest head Located at the bottom of the stairs to port is the third stateroom that contains two twin beds. There is a hanging locker forward with a large overhead cabinet. Ample storage is provided in lockers. Located across the companionway to starboard is the guest head.
A large cabinet over the fresh water electric toilet, a mirrored, double door, lit cabinet over the Corian sink and granite countertop with several cabinets below provide household-type storage. Well placed, non-opening port lights provide natural light and exhaust fan for fresh air. It is outfitted with the same granite floor and teak shower insert as found in the master head.
Engine Room: There are five watertight compartments on Spyhop II including the engine room that contains the mechanical heart of this yacht. The single Cummins QSL9 405HP@2100RPM provides plenty of power to cruise economically up to 11.5 knots. For added peace of mind, the Keypower hydraulic get home drives the main shaft off the 20kW Northern Lights generator. Electronic engine control system is located in the pilothouse, flybridge, and the two wing stations. Deluxe engine panel with complete digital and simulated analog instrumentation and alarms in pilothouse and on flybridge
Lazarette: Accessed down a short ladder via the cockpit hatch, the well-lit lazarette provides convenient storage space for spares, tools, fenders, cleaning supplies, fishing gear, and whatever else you can think of in terms of boating storage.
Foredeck/Portuguese Bridge: The foredeck on Spyhop II is high off the water making for a dry, comfortable ride. The twin anchor pulpit safely holds the 50kg Ultra and 45kb Bruce anchors that are powered by a Maxwell 2200 windlass. Each anchor has 400’ of 1⁄2” G4 chain rode. Chain locker access is through the divided chain locker hatch on deck just aft of the pulpit. Shore power, and dock water connections are installed on the foredeck; fresh and salt-water wash down inlets are found to port. The Portuguese bridge provides access to the port and starboard wing stations. From these stations, the engines can be started and stopped, the boat steered, and the bow and stern thruster engaged. There is a custom built-in Portuguese bridge door to starboard and this alternate access is invaluable when only fixed docks are available in marinas.
Boat Deck: Proceeding aft from the flybridge leads you to the large boat deck. The boat deck houses the MarQuipt 1500 crane (with remote control) for launching and retrieving the tender. The tender is mounted on two custom chocks with one bow and two stern tie downs. The center console style Novurania 430 (14′) RIB with Yamaha 60 HP outboard engine. With the tender launched, the boat deck provides a large outdoor space for sunbathing and/or entertaining.
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AC Electrical Systems
DC Electrical Systems
DC power for the DC power consumers: Navigation electronics, lighting, refrigeration is provided by the house bank, systems also includes dedicated thruster batteries, dedicated genset start battery, and dedicated engine start battery. A combiner permits operator to parallel all into one battery bank if needed.
Spyhop II has a total capacity 1,500 US gallons in two fiberglass fuel tanks with internal baffles, sumps, equalizing lines, and inspection ports. An easy to use manifold system permits the selection either tank or both for supply, and to return to either tank or both. Racor filter systems are included to ensure clean fuel.
Thoughtfully laid out fresh and raw water systems on Spyhop II ensure availability of water and reliability.
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