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).
Price from: €94,500
High season rate: €105,000
To calculate the daily rate for less than one week please divide the normal weekly rate by six.
Minimum of one week bookings during July and August
Security deposit required for all corporate charters.
The rates do not include the V.A.T.
Charterer pays the VAT in all cases when applicable
WIFI throughout (No charge and depending on geographic location).
AV entertainments system, upgraded in 2018- set out as below:
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)
Captain: Ben Leeder
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
FIRST MATE: Damon Smith – South African
Joined Spring 2016
Damon is a qualified aircraft and helicopter mechanic and has worked in the aviation industry for the past 5 years, he has now decided to make yachting his career choice.
Although AURA was Damon’s first permanent job in yachting he has grown up with a sailing background as his family have always owned boats in South Africa.
Hobbies include: Motor cross, wakeboarding, fishing and skate boarding.
CHEF: TBA Spring 2020
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, Africaans
2ND STEWARDESS: TBA - Spring 2020
CHIEF ENGINEER: Russell Nunns - British
Joined Spring 2018
British born former HGV driver, Russell has been working in the yachting industry as anengineer since 2013. His career so far, has seen him working on a variety of vessels and he has worked hard to obtain the Y3 CoC certification. Joining Aura in May 2018 Russell looks forward to being an integral part of the crew and when not in the engine room he is a keen motorcyclist who loves paragliding and a multitude of sports
Previous Yachts: 2nd engineer MY Seanna (64m), sole engineer MY Nauta (33m), 2nd engineer MY Lady Kathryn (61m)
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)