Wooden Mengi-Yay superyacht Seleda delivered
by Chris Jefferies
Seleda is semi-displacement motor yacht, built in wood and epoxy with a teak deck. Her twin 800hp MAN engines will nudge her to a top speed of 17 knots with a cruising speed of 14 knots.
The exterior of Seleda features strong lines, with lots of space to enjoy the sunshine on deck. She picks up on two key superyacht trends that have emerged over recent years, by making the most of glass and showcasing a bold hull colour.
Her interior, by BTA Design, is styled in light creams with accents of darker greys and browns. The main saloon has facing sofas, wide windows on the port side of the saloon offering vast views of the sea, and space for six to dine.
Seleda will accommodate eight in four suites. The master suite is completed in white and greys, with an ensuite featuring his and hers sinks. Details of the other three guest suites are yet to be disclosed.
The May launch of Seleda was the yard's first in 2016, and was followed by the 45 metre Aquarius, which was launched by Mengi-Yay last month. Seleda joins a handful of yachts to be completed by Mengi-Yay in the past decade, including 31.68 metre Serenitas, 40.05 metre Serenity II and 47.4 metre sailing yacht Gweilo, which is currently for sale.