Name: Aurora – project Gatsby
Loa: 74,00 m / 242’8’’
Beam: 13,00 m / 42’6’’
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior Designer: Winch Design
Interior Designer: Winch Design
Lürssen is proud to announce the successful delivery of the 74-metre yacht Aurora on 8 June 2017. Aurora was built to exacting standards and offers an entirely bespoke design.
She successfully concluded her sea trials at the end of May in the Baltic Sea with ideal weather conditions for her premier. In mid-June, this world-class yacht will depart for her maiden voyage, heading to the Mediterranean where she will enjoy her very first season with her new owners.
The striking exterior and stunning interior design are both from the Winch Design team. Keeping in mind the owner’s desire to enjoy the yacht with family, the design includes many areas, which are intimate and personal. All her decks were built taking family spaces into consideration. Rich mahogany and stainless steel adorn the exterior profile, reflecting the romance of transatlantic liners and giving the yacht a timeless grace. Aurora has her own authentic charm; she is a modern interpretation of an old classic, with a number of innovative features such as a large portlight to the main staircase and custom, state-of-the-art exterior lighting across each deck. Numerous remarkable artworks can be found on the bridge deck, which also features an aft bar for entertaining.
Her interior is based on the early 1900s Art Deco era, taking inspiration from influential artists and designers from the time period. The interior is unique and particular, following the specific vision of the owner, who was heavily involved in the design process. The master suite is based on antique artworks and each guest cabin boasts individual characteristics. The full beam sky lounge is one of the most impressive and luxurious areas of the yacht.
“At Lürssen, we believe to build a yacht it is vital to work as a team, and to execute such a comprehensive project, an excellent team is necessary,” says Managing Partner, Peter Lürssen. In this case, the team consisted of Moran Yacht & Ship, the owner’s project manager, the design team from Winch Design and, of course, the project team from Lürssen.
“The owner’s family happily enjoyed yachting for many years,” he explains. “After gaining so much experience, they had no doubts with whom to build their first bespoke yacht. We are happy that we have met the high expectations of the owner, both in terms of product quality and being able to deliver within budget and on time. We are looking forward to Aurora finding her place amongst her peers as a remarkable statement in large yacht construction, based on a strong design and expert engineering skills.”