Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Moonen to a design by Rene van der Velden, she was delivered in 2004 fully equipped for extended sea voyages. An interior in high gloss cherry wood accommodates up to eight guests in four cabins. These consist of a master suite (King Size Bed, with ensuite shower & dual sink, walk-in wardrobe), VIP suite (Queen Size Bed, with ensuite shower) and a twin along with a single cabin with a rowing machine which could be converted into a further twin (The Port & Starboard Twin Cabins share a common bathroom (Toilet, Shower, Sink)), and all cabins have en-suite bathroom facilities.

A generous main saloon has a lounge area with comfortable seating, panoramic windows and an entertainment centre including a satellite television screen while her galley forward can be closed off with an electrically operated panel.

The exterior offers several areas for outdoor entertainment, including the aft deck with built in upholstered seating, and an expansive flybridge with a bar, gourmet grill and fridge. An extensive €500,000.00 refit was carried out by Moonen from 2011 to 2012, including a complete repaint of the hull and superstructure, and maintenance work on the engines and generators.

AURORA will be available in the Whitsundays this winter and in Sydney Harbour this summer.

She is available for charter on New Year’s Eve through Ocean Alliance.