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INTRODUCING AURORA, a beautiful addition to the fleet that still has openings for prime winter dates.
by Emily
October 2006

A few weeks ago, I received a call from Craig, the owner of a luxury catamaran trying to break into the crewed charter market. The yacht was in Newport, RI, with the crew onboard, so I decided this was an opportunity not to be missed. I would drive down to Newport that weekend, to inspect the yacht and meet the crew. Aurora will be at the November broker's show in Tortola, but getting a jump on viewing this yacht and crew would mean we could determine if this was something we could recommend to our clients, particularly for those Christmas and New Years (and spring break!) enquiries, where availability is already so limited!

Arriving at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club in a mix of fog and drizzle, I made my way to the dock where Captain Scott Nunnery dinghied in to get me, spare rain jacket in tow. We made our way out to the mooring Aurora was currently calling home. Chef Eden greeted us warmly and quickly ushered us inside, out of the rain. The crew immediately made me feel at home as I got settled and looked around the boat. Aurora is nicely appointed with a lovely wood interior and dark blue upholstery, giving her a more 'classic' look than her more futuristic 'white on white' counterparts.

She offers just 3 guest cabins, each with ensuite head (so at 58 feet, there is plenty of space for up to 6 guests). The port aft cabin features a King size bed, which can be converted to two twins if required. This large cabin has plenty of storage space and is very comfortable. Each forward cabin has a full-sized berth and all cabins have large portholes for outstanding ventilation and a great view. Aurora's spacious salon and open cockpit each have large tables to accommodate either indoor or al fresco dining in comfort. There are numerous seating / sunning areas, in her covered cockpit or her large, flat decks and trampolines.

The yacht is really impressive, but it is the crew that completes the package. Scott and Eden Nunnery met in Hawaii, where Scott was working as an oceanographic research scientist and Eden was finishing her degree in communications. They recognized their common interests and headed for New Zealand where they 'cut their teeth' as a professional yachting crew. They have sailed The Pacific, Australia, Indonesia & South East Asia as well as The Indian Ocean and Red Sea. These experiences have given Eden endless inspiration for her galley and Scott some unbelievable tales with which to entertain you.

If you are interested in Aurora, mention her in the comments field when you request boat suggestions and we will include her in your selection, with a full description of both boat and crew. You can also give us a call (800-621-7855) or email us (info@ed-hamilton.com) .

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