From 2006 we have been operating the Aurora and she continues to be a trusted member of our fleet.
Aurora is a former race yacht and has been around the world four times in the Clipper yacht race. With Clipper, she was called Antiope and sailed to Greenland and the North Atlantic a few times under the command of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the founder and main owner of Clipper Ventures. Sir Robin became the first person to singlehandedly sail around the world non-stop in 1969. He was in Ísafjörður on Antiope in the summer of 2005, with Sir Chris Bonington and other friends, en route to Greenland. The idea to buy this boat came over some chicken curry and beer on-board in the Isafjordur harbor in 2005!
Accommodation is seamanlike — simple and utilitarian — but the vessel is very sturdy and spacious.There are ten single berths, one of which can be turned into a double.
The sailboat has good heaters, hot and cold water, good galley and spacious communal areas, two heads (toilets) and one shower. There is 220V electricity to charge batteries and other electronic devices. The vessel was initially fitted out for 15 crew, but can now accommodate 12 people—2 crew and 10 guests. The boat is equipped according to strict Icelandic regulations in regards to emergency equipment.