Exclusive: Aura 51 - First sea trials off the Glénan Islands

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The first example has lines very much in keeping with the latest Berret/Racoupeau designed catamarans such as the Samana 59. The superstructure is refined, the bows inverted and the sail plan powerful – this is necessary to compensate for the increased displacement. The builder has also kept the double sail maneuvering station/helm at mid-height. As for the innovations to be found aboard, there’s a very large opening between the nacelle and the cockpit with the galley unit going through to the external part, and the possibility of installing 2,000 Wp of solar panels. The Aura 51 underwent seatrials during a winter sailing trip in Brittany - an opportunity for the shipyard to record average speeds often exceeding 10 knots in good breezes and to organize an original photo shoot even though the water temperature was chilly... Highly anticipated on the market, the Aura 51 will undoubtedly be the main competitor to the Lagoon 51. Multihull enthusiasts will probably have to wait for this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival to discover these two models together at the same boat show, as the Aura 51 will not be on display at the International Multihull Show. We will of course make sure to present this new catamaran to you sooner than that…

Builder: Fountaine Pajot
Architects: Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design
Length: 51 ft (15.54 m)
Beam: 26.5 ft (8.08 m)
Light displacement: 18.1 t
Draft: 4.26 ft (1.3 m)
Mainsail: 1,023 sq ft (95 m²)
Genoa: 635 sq ft (59 m²)
Engines: 2 x 60 HP or 2 x 75 HP
Fuel: 2 x 118.27 US Gallons (2 x 450 l)
Water: 237.75 US Gallons (900 l)
Price: € 834,436 ex-tax 

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