Welcome to the Myselene59 website, the home of Buena Vista
A Selene 59/60 trawler, the boat and it's travels

 
Cala en Porter
Menorca - Balearic Islands
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Whitehaven Beach
Queensland Australia
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Sunset over Lifou
Loyalty Islands
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The Parthenon at the Acropolis, Athen, Greece
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Budibudi Islands
Papua New Guinea
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The Rock of
Gibraltar
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The Cathedral
Palma de Mallorca
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St Tropez Harbour
Mediterranean France
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St Paul de Vence
Mediterranean France
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Palau Nacional
Montjuic Barcelona
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Hot Air balloon ride
Cappadocia, Turkey
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BUENA VISTA

is for Sale!!!

Unfortunately due to ill health, Buena Vista has not been used much over the last couple of years and she is itching to get going again with a new owner.  She is in excellent condition and has a berth in a marina in Australia's premier cruising grounds, the Whitsunday Islands.

Buena Vista is ready to cruise in Australia, the Pacific, Mediterranean (she already has a passarelle) or the rest of Europe.  A full specification and details of our travels are all available on this website.  Price is negotiable. 

Contact: bvista5918@gmail.com

 

Back Cruising Again

At last after Buena Vista spent most of 2014 on the hard in Turkey and most of 2015 in marina's at Bobbin Head and Mackay due to a horror run with illness, we are back cruising again. We moved her back to Able Point Marina in Airlie Beach two weeks ago and after briefly returning to Melbourne to ... More>
by Brownie | 03/03/2016 | 2858 Views | 0 Comments

The final leg of our journey north

We started the final part of our journey north at Midday on the 31st May as it was pointless leaving earlier because of the tides at Wide Bay Bar. The journey started as when we arrived in calm conditions and flat seas. As we reached Moreton Island, in the late afternoon, the wind ... More>
by Brownie | 06/13/2015 | 3480 Views | 0 Comments

The first leg of our cruise north

We had hoped to get away on Monday the 25th May to take advantage of a good weather window, but unfortunately on our pre cruise sea trial, one of the new hydraulic hoses on the passarelle blew out at the swaged end.  We therefore had to wait until Tuesday 26th for a new one to be ... More>
by Brownie | 05/30/2015 | 3398 Views | 0 Comments

Finally Cruising Again

After another 6 months in a marina while we waited for some work to be done on Buena Vista and also waiting for cyclone season to pass, we are ready to take her back up north where we have a berth booked in the Able Point Marina in Airley Beach in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands. We had ... More>
by Brownie | 05/29/2015 | 3317 Views | 0 Comments

Buena Vista Social Club

Given the name of our boat, which in some part is named after the Buena Vista Social Club, we simply had to go and see them perform when in Melbourne recently on their final world tour, the Adios Tour. A number of the original members, of course, have now passed on but a few remain ... More>
by Brownie | 03/27/2015 | 3688 Views | 0 Comments

This site is where we can share details about our Selene 59/60, Hull #18, the build process, it's systems and our travels.  The hull lay-up started on the 16th April 2008, was completed and shipped from Zhuhai in March 2009 arriving in Bobbin Head on the Hawkesbury River in NSW on the 3rd April where she was fitted with instruments and commissioned and commenced her maiden voyage on the 14th July.

The name Buena Vista also reflects a theme built around the Buena Vista Social Club, the famous Cuban Latin Jazz Club, which fits in with our love of Jazz and particularly Latin Jazz.  The idea of the flybridge becoming our the Buena Vista Social Club appeals!!

Since our maiden voyage in July 2009, we have cruised her over 16,000 nautical miles along the East Coast of Australia, circumnavigated Tasmania and out into the Pacific to Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and Vanutau.  We are now approaching our 3rd year cruising in the Mediterranean and still have much to see.

Keep an eye on the "Where is the boat?" page to track our position and "Travel Notes"page describes some of our experiences.

This is a quick location guide.  The history of all locations is on the page "Where have we been"
Patricia Williams and David Brown
 
 
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