Size / Year Built / Builder
120.0 Ft / 2006 / Benetti
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.
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).
WIFI throughout (No charge and depending on geographic location).
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
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)
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: Benjamin Leeder – British
Joined Spring 2019
Ben a South Pacific born English-man, has had a yachting career spanning more than 18 years, with the last 10 years as Captain on both private and charter yachts. it could be said that Benjamin was always destined for a life on the high seas. After graduating with a BSc (Honours) degree in Biomedical Science, Benjamin decided to take a well-deserved summer break in the South of France and the rest they say is history.
Ben spent 9 years as Captain onboard the very successful charter yacht M/Y Little Jems only leaving as the vessel was sold. The past two season he has been Captain onboard the 41m M/Y Namaste 8.
Ben tries to instill an effective, efficient and harmonious atmosphere onboard. He is a very proactive person who endeavors to lead by example.
Aside from his various marine qualifications, Benjamin is also a qualified Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist and Masseur. Benjamin is a keen sportsman and enjoys participating in a wide variety of sports be it on land or water.
Previous yachts: M/Y Namaste 8 (41m), M/Y M/Y My Way, (41m), M/Y Little Jems (26m)
Languages: English and basic French
CHEF: Rory Carville – Irish
Joined Summer 2020
Rory is an experienced, Michelin star chef who has accrued a great deal of experience cooking for high-end, discerning clientele on land and sea, both in Ireland and France.
Rory describes his food as “refined, that mirrors the excellence of seasonal market produce.” He most definitely has a creative flair and a keen eye for detail making each dish a sensation to the taste buds!
Joining the dynamic Aura crew for the 2020 season, Rory has his knives sharpened and razor focus to bring on the “WOW factor!”
CHIEF STEWARDESS: Kathleen Van Eeden – South African
Joined Spring 2018
Kathleen hails from Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa and is a trained dancer and yoga teacher. It was her love for travel and desire to explore that attracted her to the yachting industry and in 2012 she landed her first job as sole stewardess on the busy charter yacht M/Y Happy Hour (32m) before moving quickly onto M/Y Siram (54m).
Kathleen’s prior experience in high end hospitality installed in her an efficient manner, creative thinking and professionalism – all skills that she mirrors today.
In her spare time, Kathleen is unable to resist her love for sport and she is at her happiest when she is involved in any kind of sporting activity.
Languages: English, Afrikaans
2ND STEWARDESS: TBA - Spring 2020
MATE: Jeandré Fourie - South African
Joined Summer 2020
This ex-professional cyclist, studied to be a civil engineer and embarked upon his (2nd) career initially in the Netherlands and later back on his home ground of Cape Town, South Africa. The glimpses he got of the sea, whilst on the saddle and from the construction sites always caught his eye and finally in 2016 Jeandré took his first steps into the yachting industry.
With 4 successful seasons behind him, spent on yachts ranging from 27m to 67m, Jeandré has never once taken his eye off the prize and is working hard to attain the necessary qualifications needed for him to make vital progress within his field. He confesses that focus and pride make him a natural leader and his easy- going temperament make him an exemplary crew member!
Jeandré still loves his sports and when time allows, he doesn’t miss a chance to jump on a bike or rush off for a game of squash.
Languages English, Dutch, Afrikaans
Previous Yachts: M/Y Harmony (45m), M/Y Siran (67m), M/Y Thumper (40m), M/Y Two Kay (34m), M/Y Serenity J (55m), M/Y Willow (42m), M/Y Hayken (50m), MY Stae (27m)
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)
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)
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.