52 metre Palmer Johnson motor yacht Aura sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Although not officially on the market, the 52.36 metre motor yacht Aura has been sold, with the buyer introduced by Peter Thompson at Thompson, Westwood & White.
Built in aluminium by US yard Palmer Johnson as one of the yard’s PJ170 Sport Yacht series Aura was designed inside and out by Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard and delivered in 2010 with her most recent refit in 2019. The lower deck has accommodation for 10 guests in four en-suite guest cabins and a full beam owner’s suite with bathroom and dressing room. The crew area forward provides accommodation for eight crew, as well as a crew mess, galley and laundry.
A large swimming pool on the foredeck is one of the most notable features and doubles up as storage for a 6.5 metre tender. Two jet skis are also stored on the foredeck while a 4.2 metre jet tender is stored in an aft garage.
The sun deck features a hot tub as well as a covered lounge area for relaxing in the shade while main deck has options for dining or lounging in the main saloon or on the main deck aft. Her top speed is 32.5 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles at 13 knots with power coming from two 4,613hp MTU 16V2000M93 diesel engines.
Aura was asking €18,000,000 and will be renamed DB9.
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