AURA Yacht Charter Motor Boat
The overall impression that AURA provides is one of elegance and sophistication. The interior decor of this beautiful Benetti has a chic contemporary edge; with warm colours and attention to detail that create a relaxing and tranquil environment in which guests can unwind. Audio & video systems are on demand throughout the yacht keeping her up to date with modern trends, including New Apple TV system, I-pod docking stations throughout, SKY TV, flat screen televisions in all cabins and lounges, portable TV + plug in points at all external seating areas including the sundeck, Jacuzzi and barbecue. AURA sleeps 10 in sumptuous surroundings with 3 double and 2 twin cabins, all with exquisitely designed soft furnishings and marble bathrooms. The Owner’s Cabin and Bathroom are sheer opulence themselves, with gorgeous silks in softest ivory and gold and offering a stunning view from the panoramic bow window. For those who prefer to be outside, AURA offers ultimate luxury in cool comfort with al fresco dining, deck Jacuzzi and an array of exciting water toys for the more adventurous charterer! The yacht has a dedicated crew of 7 to cater for your every need and who, as you would expect from a yacht of this standard, offer a service to exceed expectation. From the moment that you step on board AURA you know you are in good hands. Impeccable service, fine dining and all the little details that add together to make the difference between an ordinary vacation and a spectacular experience.
Size / Year Built / Builder
120.0 Ft / 2006 / Benetti
Chic, contemporary interior, completely upgraded early 2018 giving a fresh modern look.
Master suite on the main deck with panoramic bow window, large king size bed facing fwd, private study, vanity area and en-suite marble bathroom including bath, shower and double sinks.
2 double VIP cabins (fwd) ensuite bathroom with marble single sink unit, shower, toilet
2 twin cabins (aft) ensuite bathroom with marble single sink unit, shower, toilet
Master Bed: 185 x 210 cm or (6.06’ x 6.89’)
2 VIP Beds: 155 x 200 cm or (5.08’ x 6.56’)
2 Twin Beds: 85 x 195 cm or (2.78’ x 6.4’)
1 travel cot
2 x kid rails (to stop small children falling out of bed).
Saloon, Sky lounge and Master Cabin: Entertainment centre is being changed to simplify usage: More details to follow.(VHS, DVD, CD, 200 DVD video on demand), 40 inch plasma TV, Satellite TV (sky), Ipod docking station.
4 guest cabins: CD/DVD players (200 DVD video on demand), 20 inch plasma TV, and Satellite TV (sharing 2 sky boxes) ipod docking station.
Sundeck: Radio/CD, ipod docking station.
(all cabins come with music pre loaded iPods)
(200 DVD hard copy library some repeated on video on demand)
Yamaha GP800R Wave runner (2007)
kids training water skis
adult water skis 2017
2 x kayaks (2017)
2 x paddle boards (2017)
2 x donut
3 x air head slices inflatables 2017
1 x full dive set & compressor (rendezvous diving only)
snorkel gear (upgraded yearly)
2 x fishing rods/tackle
Rackets, balls, noodles
WIFI throughout (No charge and depending on geographic location).
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
CAPTAIN: BEN BAYLIS - British
Joined Winter 2020
Ben has over 30 years experience on mega yachts, including 19 years as Captain on yachts ranging from 25m to 50m which included the very popular charter yachts M/Y ENTOURAGE where he spent 4 very busy years building up the yachts impeccable reputation with seasons both in the Mediterranean and Caribbean with many repeat charter clients.
Previous yachts include M.Y. The Devocean, M.Y. Giorgia & M/Y Sealyon, where he added to his already excellent charter reputation, he then worked for the same owner for 4 years on M/Y Serendipity of Cayman, M/Y Serendipity II, M/Y Tsalta.
Ben is a very hands-on captain with extensive knowledge of all areas of yacht management and organization. His personal interests include kite surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wake-boarding and sailing, as well as being an advanced open water scuba diver.
Ben is a 5* Captain – one of the best! Hailed for his professionalism and welcoming nature, recently described as “calm, fantastic with his crew and so hands on”.
An absolute pro, friendly, communicative and a great asset to any charter.
Languages: English, French
CHEF: Andrea Vercelli - Italian
Joined Spring 2021
Originally from Italy, Andrea is an experienced chef with 25 years as a culinary professional. Upon completing his 5-year Diploma in Catering and Hospitality in 1996 he moved to London and established a career, working through the ranks at some of the city’s finest 5* hotels and Michelin starred restaurants.
Entering the yachting industry in 2014, he says the highlight has been the opportunity to travel and discover local produce, creating magic for guests with top quality ingredients.
Andrea explains that he really enjoys working to and exceeding the high
standards that luxury yachting demands and is proud to have a repertoire that extends over many culinary styles to include Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Middle Eastern and international contemporary. Andrea cooks and creates with ease and flexibility and can adapt dishes to cater for dietary requirements such as clean eating, vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian.
Andrea’s expressive personality and broad smile are what carry him through the hardest of challenges some of which have granted rewards, one of which when he secured 1st place at the Mediterranean Boat Show Category A’ Platinum In 2018 as the head chef on M/Y Option.
Previous Yachts: MY Option (37m) M/Y LADY CANDY III, (39m)
Languages English-advanced, Italian-native, French-fluent
CHIEF STEWARDESS: Molli Szabo – Hungarian
Joined Spring 2021
After spending over 7 years in high-end hospitality establishments in both Greece and Hungary, Molli took the decision to move her focus to new pastures and embark upon a career in the yachting industry.
Now, some 2 years later, she is thrilled with the progress she has made and is passionate about charter life and on-board adventures!
In her free time Molli explains that she likes to get involved in a multitude of sports but her main project of the moment is training to be a yoga instructor!... Yoga enthusiasts watch this space!
Languages: English, Greek,Hungarian
Previous Yachts: M/Y ROYAL ROMANCE (92m), M/Y LADY MOURA (105m), M/Y ZEUS (17m)
Languages: English, Greek and Hungarian
2ND STEWARDESS: Lana Jardine
Joined Spring 2021
Lana was introduced to yachting by her father an ex-yacht Captain, her flaming passion for travel was ignited at an early age, what started as a simple summer job became her career path which she intends to explore to the maximum. Lana is a natural leader and always ready for a challenge. Having worked in all areas both interior and exterior Lana is ready to get her hands dirty in any department.
When not busy onboard Lana love food, fitness and music.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Black Legend, M/Y Pure One, M/Y Sokar
English, French, conversational Italian
FIRST MATE: Damon Smith South African
Re-Joined Spring 2021
Aura is super happy to welcome back Damon, who was on board from 2016 to 2019.
Originally from South Africa, Damon has grown up with a sailing background as his family have always owned boats however despite this, he is a qualified aircraft and helicopter mechanic and worked in the aviation industry for 5 years, before making the leap in 2018, to make yachting his career choice.
Active and sportif are 2 of the words Damon uses to describe himself and his hobbies include
Refurbishing of cars bikes and other toys, video production for digital marketing and advertising, Motor cross, wakeboarding, fishing and skate boarding.
CHIEF ENGINEER - Wilmar Revelleza – Filipino
Joined Spring 2020
“Wil” gained extensive experience on board merchant cargo vessels and has been travelling the world since 2003.
Looking for a change of scene in 2015 he turned his attention to the yachting industry where his focus and skill set were happily received.
Wil admits that his solid background and his reputation as a dependable and a hands-on crew member with a can-do attitude, make him a vital team player and he is happy to join the vibrant crew on board Aura.
Previous Yachts: M/Y New Star (30m), M/Y Polaris 1(50m), M/Y Miraggio (40m), M/Y Secret Life(45m)
DECKHAND: Christopher Park - British/South African
Joined Spring 2019
Chris grew up in a family business of restoring and repairing classic British cars from Jaguar, MG and Rolls Royce as well as having boats in the family either going to the dam or Hermanus lagoon for fishing and leisure trips with water sports (skiing, doughnuts and jet ski).Having completed his yacht master sailing from Cape Town to Madagascar in 2015.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Basnalina II, M/Y Yalla (47m)
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.