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Restaurant by Brian and Barnaby Ward,  owners of The Cliff in Barbados. Created to replicate a gentleman's yacht, her special focus was wedding receptions. 


Fast forward to 2009, and Aurora was in Florida, where she was shown and subsequently sold by Northrop & Johnson’s Bruce Leffers at the Palm Beach Boat Show. At the time, she was a powered by twin 315 horsepower engines and was essentially empty. Her new owner, a lover of classic yachts, already owned a small classic cruiser, kept mostly in fresh water, and saw the chance to extend his horizons on a yacht with classic character. First, though, the boat would need its stability enhanced. 

When the boat came to us we were just supposed to put a keel on her,’ says Kaye. Also, fabricating metal and aluminum yacht repairs and additions and at one time built sport fishing boats for Greg now CEO of the yard. While Rolly was engineering the keel protect, the owner had been meeting with the naval architects Murray & Associates about adding accommodation, enclosing the main deck, and adding an upper saloon. The firm rendered a romantic profile that ended up driving the three-year refit. 


l thought the shape was really interesting the masts gave it a special flare and the high ceilings were appealing,’ says the owner. ’For sure the exciting part of the plan was the possibility of making longer cruises. I had a vision of slipping into my beloved Venezia on my own yacht.’ 


'When the boat came to us we were just supposed to put a keel on her,’ says Kaye Polos of Rolly Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Rolly has a long history of fabricating metal and aluminium yacht repairs and additions and at one time built sport fishing boats for Greg Poulos now CEO of the yard. While Rolly was engineering the keel project, the owner had been meeting with the naval architects Murray & Associates about adding accommodation, enclosing the main deck and adding an upper saloon. The firm rendered a romantic profile that ended up driving the three-year refit. 

'I thought the shape was really interesting the masts gave it a special Hare and the high ceilings were appealing} says the owner. ‘For sure the exciting part of the plan was the