AURORA, the most luxurious and sought-after Charter Motor Yacht under 100ft in Australia and the South Pacific. Now offered to a limited and select group of high-end customers seeking a truly unique travel experience based on extraordinary service, food, wine, water sports and destinations.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • New teak decks with 64mm Burmese teak by O’Neil Shipwrights
  • Full repaint of hull and superstructure by Superyacht Solutions
  • New larger aft deck teak dining table
  • New bar on aft deck with ice machines, zip mini boil, sparkling and chilled water
  • All new Ralph Lauren fabrics and cushions to all external seating, sun pads and day beds
  • New deluxe daybed on aft deck of flybridge
  • New larger flybridge teak dining table
  • New extensive LED lighting to stairs and underside of tables
  • New large TV projection screen on flybridge for external viewing
  • New 2.3 metre hydraulic swim platform to aft deck
  • Extended bimini on flybridge
  • Extended canopy on flybridge
  • Extended canopy to aft deck


  • All new furniture in saloon and dining with European fabrics and leathers
  • Banquette covered in European leather
  • All new Zug appliances in galley
  • Professional espresso coffee machine
  • New Liebherr wine fridge in galley
  • New Liebherr fridge and freezer in galley
  • All new deck-head panels in cognac European fabric throughout
  • New timber floorboards in saloon, galley, dining and wheelhouse
  • New leather to wheelhouse helm chairs and banquette New European wallpaper to saloon dining, kitchen and wheelhouse
  • New European leather panels to wheelhouse dashboard Jean Paul Gaultier wallpaper in day-head
  • New international carpet with leather trim throughout cabins and downstairs
  • New flatware from Italy and France, crockery from Portugal and crystal glassware from Ireland
  • New mattresses, European linens and bedding in all rooms
  • New luxurious bath and beach towels imported from Italy and USA
  • Australian brand Grown Alchemist toiletries
  • All new high end glassware, crystal, crockery, cutlery and table decoration
  • Twin cabin configurable to double or twin Brand new TVs in rooms with Apple TV and Netflix access
  • Built-in lounge in master bedroom
  • New artwork throughout