Designed by award-winning naval architect Rene van der Velden, AURORA was built by Moonen—one of Northern Europe’s pedigree luxury superyacht shipyards based in the Netherlands.
She was delivered in 2004, fully equipped for extended sea voyages and arrived in Australia in 2014. With a steel hull construction, AURORA is a robust and stable yacht with a shallow draft allowing easy access to inlets, beaches and the reef.
In 2021 under new stewardship, AURORA underwent an extensive refit and modernisation and has now dawned as a unique beauty on the waters of the Pacific Ocean.View the full list of updates and additions
The reimagination of AURORA is a collaboration between international award-winning and acclaimed property veteran Michael Grant of Cornerstone Property Group and architectural and interior designer Iain Halliday of BKH, who is synonymous with his interiors in Australia and New York.
Attention to Detail, Global Influence and Industry Acclaim
Inspired by travel abroad and some of the world’s most unique hospitality destinations, Michael Grant’s approach to the refurbishment of Aurora was executed with the same clarity of vision applied to his unique portfolio of over sixty new, and restored heritage buildings. Drawing on his vast travels, immaculate taste and ability to truly innovate, Michael has delivered a lifestyle experience that is a rich tapestry of colour, texture and movement coupled with an unparalleled level of craftsmanship.
An International Reputation for Design Excellence and a Personalised Approach
Iain Halliday’s reputation precedes him. As one of Australia’s foremost designers and influencers, Iain brings a meticulous approach and fresh eye to his work. By infusing each project with an acute understanding of user requirements and a holistic and rigorous approach to design, Iain’s designs stand apart for their distinctive style and meticulous execution.
Curated and Crafted
The approach to the reimagining of AURORA is the result of a remarkable collaboration between master fabricators and artisans. With a comprehensive re-finish by Superyacht Solutions, Aurora also features new stainless steel biminis and a new hydraulic swim platform by leading marine fabricator Lumark Fabrications. The teak decking and built-in furniture including the new aft deck bar and flybridge sun pad were custom-fitted by O'Neill Shipwrights under the watchful eye of Andy O'Neill. Workshop 28 who are known for their exquisitely crafted architectural furniture and high-end marine interiors, produced all the built-in joinery and bespoke masterpieces, whilst Pacific Trim was responsible for the formidable attention to detail given to the exterior and interior upholstery and trimming.