AURORA was built for a very knowledgeable and experienced yacht owner. Having owned three previous Nordhavns, the owner spared no expense building AURORA, a perfect 120’ world cruiser. The design, spec detail and quality of build is only found in much larger vessels.
She represents the perfect opportunity to purchase a world class yacht, found in faultless condition and ready to cruise any ocean at a moment’s notice.
Starting on the main/aft deck one finds an inviting sitting area with built-in settee and loose chairs. One can enter the vessel through two automated glass doors that open to a foyer with a granite sole and a convenience bar to port which houses a sink, two Sub Zero drawer refrigerators, a Sub Zero icemaker, built in coffee maker and glass storage. Past the foyer one enters the salon with settees port and starboard with large windows covered by electric blinds. There are matching coffee tables and occasional chairs on each side, facing each other.
Moving forward to port is the formal dining area with seating for up to ten people on custom upholstered chairs and a beautiful wood table. Forward of this is a butler’s counter with storage for china, silverware & glassware along with a built in wine cooler.
Further forward to port is the large galley which features a complete compliment of appliances, custom granite floor, counters and backsplash, a large island for prep work and plating, and beautiful cherry woodwork throughout. The two dishwashers in the galley are commercial that can do a complete wash cycle in a few minutes.
Opposite the dining to starboard is the formal entrance. This area has a well-appointed day head and offers access to the impressive full beam on-deck master stateroom. As you enter there is a seating area with two barrel chairs, a TV and ample storage. Past the seating area, is a centerline king bed with drawer storage below, a vanity to starboard, built in settee to port, two walk-in closets and separate his and her bathrooms which feature custom stonework and heated floors.
Moving down from the staircase forward of the salon is a beautiful foyer with granite floors, two Sub Zero refrigerators, and entry to two of the four guest staterooms. Both of these staterooms feature king sized beds, full entertainment systems and en suite heads. The port head features a tub/shower combination, while the starboard head has a walk in shower.
AURORA offers an exceptional split layout for the guest staterooms, making for additional comfort and privacy. Aft and starboard of the salon is a staircase that leads down to the aft VIP with king berth and en suite as well as a twin cabin with en suite. Both cabins have ample storage, entertainment and all the amenities.
From the aft landing area between the staterooms is a passageway giving you access to the laundry center, ample storage, additional refrigeration, engine room and lazzarette.
The huge pilothouse offers a commanding view and features a full array of electronics, a spacious settee, navigation table and custom woodwork throughout.
A centerline companionway from the pilothouse aft leads to a well-appointed Captain’s stateroom which features full sized berth, en suite bath, hanging locker, ample storage and an office.
Further aft is the large sky lounge which serves as another comfortable lounging area and features an L-shaped settee and coffee table to starboard, and a game table with four chairs to port, as well as a large walk-up bar with full refrigeration, icemaker, built in coffee maker, and sink. On the forward bulkhead in the sky lounge is an 80” TV, perfect for watching a movie, your favorite TV show or sporting event.
Continuing aft through the stainless doors there is a custom built-in seating area to starboard, complemented by a coffee table and loose teak furniture including chaise lounges. This area has built in glass wind blocks to both port and starboard.
Moving up yet another level brings you to the top deck, which features amazing views from the nearly 360 degree windows. On this deck you’ll find a second helm station forward, an L-shaped settee to port and a large galley/bar with built-in bar stools aft. This area features an electric grill, refrigerator and icemaker. Moving aft out of the sliding doors is the hot tub with sun cushions on both sides and port access to the hardtop and mast.
One can make their way from the top deck to the main deck on an external staircase to port. Stopping on the upper deck one can take the full walk-around to the pilothouse and Portuguese Bridge and bow area. Going down one more level to the main deck one arrives back to the large aft deck with stairs on either side giving access to the swim platform and lazarette entrance.
The crew quarter's are accessed via a staircase from the galley. The forward crew cabins have over/under berths with ensuite heads. Aft to port is an additional crew cabin with a double berth and ensuite head. The crew lounge is to starboard with a large settee with table and abundant storage and a large TV with Bose Surround Sound. The crew galley has Sub Zero drawer refrigeration, a Miele convection oven and Miele laundry center. There are two access points from the crew area to the forward guest staterooms.
2 x MTU 8V 2000 M72 with ZF Marine Gears
Speed: Max: 13 kts. / Cruising: 11 kts.
2 x Onan 65kW 120/208 volt 3 phase generators - P:1490 hrs/ S: 1945 hrs as of 6/2016
1 x Onan 40kW with 960 hrs as of 6/2016
2 x 100 amp shore cords for shore power
75 KVA Atlas Frequency converter
AURORA features a Kabola KB75 diesel fired furnace heating system centrally located in the engine room. This system is a secondary method of heating the recirculating fluid that is there for the HVAC system to generate heat throughout the vessel. The Dometic and Kabola systems are integrated and you choose Dometic for heat/cool or Kabola for heat. These systems keeps the interior warm and comfortable allowing the yacht to travel to colder regions with a more reliable and efficient heating alternative.
A Dometic Marine Environmental Cruiseair HVAC system is installed to serve the interior spaces with a capacity of 384,000 BTU's providing plenty of air conditioning while cruising warmer destinations.
ABT stabilizers with 5 Trac Star system stabilization including full at rest stabilization
Trac 20" 100 hp bow and stern thruster
Kobelt hydraulic steering systems
Alfa Laval MIB303 fuel polishing system
Hamann AG black water treatment center
2 x Headhunter fresh water pumps, 1200 gallon capacity each
Lube Oil Capacity: 250 gallons
Waste Oil Capacity: 250 gallons
2 x FCI watermakers each produce 1,800 gallons per day each
FarSounder Realtime 3D Forward Looking Sonar incorporated into the bulbous bow
5x Furuno 19" Glass bridge displays
2x Furuno Navnet 3D Black box processors
2x Furuno 25 kw radar's with 8' Commercial open array antennas
Furuno Ultrasonic Weather Station
Furuno Wind Package
Furuno Sat compass with display
Furuno FA-150 Class A AIS
Furuno FCV 1150 depth sounder
Furuno GP150 GPS
Furuno BBWX2 - Satellite weather
Simrad AP50 autopilot with remote
2x Furuno DSC VHF radios
Furuno SSB radio
Furuno Navtex receiver with printer
Furuno Inmarsat standard C Satcom system
Iridium 9555 Sat phone (secondary)
KVH HDII Sat TV system
Seatel V-Sat dish
GSM cellular phone system
Audio & Visual Equipment
Kalidescape Movie server integrated into the ships AV system
CCTV camera system with tilt and zoom and six access screens throughout the vessel
The yacht is equipped with all Samsung flat screen T.V.'s and Bose Surround Sound throughout
Galley and Laundry
Main Galley Equipment
Sub Zero refrigertor/ freezer with four freezer drawers below
Miele double oven
Miele stove top
Miele convection/microwave oven
2x Miele commercial dishwashers
Kitchen aid compactor
2x Stainless steel sinks
Granite countertops and flooring
Sub Zero refrigerator drawers
Miele convection oven
Miele washer and dryer (one set in crew area)
2x Miele stacked washer/dryers located in companionway aft that leads to the lazarette and engine room
Additional washer/dryer set in crew quarters for forward two staterooms and crew area
Tenders and Toys
Nautica 19' Express tender with Yamaha outboard on bow to starboard, 130 hp
Nautica 12' Sport tender with Yamaha outboard on bow to port, 40 hp
Brownies Hookah diving system located to starboard in the lazarette
Deck and Hull
2x Maxwell VWC 11,000 hydraulic windlasses with controls in pilothouse and on foredeck
2x Maxwell VC4000 mooring capstans at the stern
2x 506 lb. Aritex stainless steel anchors in stainless anchor pockets both port and starboard
2x anchor/chain washes
2x 400' Anchor chain
Opacmare passerelle which is hydraulically operated and concealed in the aft transom steps
Marquipt sea stairs for side boarding from dock
2x Glendinning Cablemaster reels
Opacmare 3,500 lb. centerline crane, extendable to 20' for launchs both to port and starboard
Bridge wing controls (port and starboard) with engine, bow and stern thruster, rudder controls, horn and start/stop buttons
Kahlenberg KA2000 air horn system
Custom power rotating mast and SAT domes for additional vertical clearance
The yacht is painted in Alexseal
Security, Fire Fighting & Safety Equipment
Seafire engine room fixed fire extinguishing system
Seafire Lazarette fixed fire extinguishing systerm
Portable fire extinguishers, dry powder and CO2
5x Fire stations located throughout
2x Switlik 15-person life rafts
4x Life rings
AURORA recently completed her ABS survey the spring of 2016 and while out of the water the running gear and bottom were painted and the hull polished. The Alexseal paint and exterior finish is in excellent condition as the vessel lives in a protected boathouse when not being used.
AURORA is a must see for anyone interested in a large volume expedition yacht that is ready to go cruising. The owner is downsizing and would entertain a smaller vessel as partial trade.