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Nordhavn 120 "MY AURORA"
*Not for sale to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters




Nordhavn 120 Expedition Motor Yacht


Model Year - 2014


Jeff Leishman


South Coast Marine


Destry Darr Design


120' - 7" (36.75m)


28.22' (8.6m)


9' - 0" (2.74m)


848,944 lbs.




Twin Detroit/MTU Diesels 965 HP-8V2000-M72

Cruising Speed:

8 to 9 knots


4,000 miles plus

Maximum Speed:

11.5 Knots


TRAC Star including stabilization at rest

Primary Generators:

2 Onan 65kW and one Onan 40kW

Atlas Power System:

75 - KVA


17,500 Gallons


2,800 Gallons

Black Water:

450 Gallons

Gray Water:

450 Gallons

Hull color:

Pegasus Gray - AlexSeal paint


American Bureau of Shipping



Crew Berths:


Captain Cabin:



Cayman Islands


Southern California


$13,500,000 USD
Not for sale to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters

Listing Broker:

Larry Gieselman
email: larry@nordhavn.com
cell: 949.300.3377
office: 949.496.4848

For more information, please contact your Nordhavn sales person or the office nearest you.



Designed and engineered to easily cross oceans while keeping her owner and crew safe and comfortable, ″MY AURORA″ is the perfect blend of style and sea worthiness! Safety is a priority in every aspect of the Nordhavn 120 and includes watertight bulkheads that meet or exceed ABS requirements for +A-1 Yachting service. Accommodations are generously proportioned while remaining fully practical to expedition, worldwide travel. The master stateroom takes full advantage of the nearly 28' beam, and even offers separate his and her bathrooms.  The electrical and mechanical systems are engineered and built, to the highest standards, maintaining reliability and ensuring safety. The interior of ″MY AURORA″ is elegant and comfortable, fitted with the absolute finest in furnishings and design! If you are in the market for an expedition, world class mega yacht, ″MY AURORA″ invites you to take a closer look.   



  • Twin Detroit MTU 8V 2000-M72-965 HP - 3,695 hrs. (as of 3/2019) 

  • ZF 3310 gear boxes with 5-to-1 reduction gears

  • Racor 75-900 Max duplex fuel filters – one for each engine

  • Propeller shafts are 4-1/2" Aquamet 22HS

  • PSS Drip less propeller shaft seals

  • DDEC engine control system and display modules

  • Engine controls located at six stations

  • 60" Hungshen counter rotating 5-blade propellers built to ISO Class 1

  • Jastram hydraulic steering system

  • Rudders (two each) with 4-1/2" Aquamet 22HS rudder stock, supported at bottom by carrier shoe extending from each skeg

  • Spare parts and manuals

  • Compressed air outlets

  • Central vacuum system



  • Main engine 3,000-hour service (next major service is 6,000 hrs.)

  • Boroscope inspection of cylinder heads by removal or injectors

  • Remove turbos and replace seals

  • New water pumps

  • Valve timing complete

  • New oil and coolant

  • Acid flush all main engine and gear box raw water cooling



  • American Bow Thruster TRAC Star digital hydraulic stabilizer system including four (4) actuator fins and full "at rest" stabilization

  • American Bow Thruster hydraulic 20" 100hp bow and stern thrusters with proportional controls at five (5) stations

  • Hydraulic anchor wash

  • Maxwell VWC 11,000 anchor windlasses (two each)



  • Hull skin area above props has constrained layer damping system

  • Engine room has 2" of Soundown lead foam and 2" of 3M Thinsulate in overhead and forward bulkhead and overhead panels.  Treatment is the same for other surfaces, which are also covered with Soundown aluminum panels.

  • Salon galley sole has a 2" Nida Core system with 1/4" Soundown decoupler layer

  • Bulkheads in living areas are insulated with 3M Thinsulate

  • Forward sections of hull are insulated with 3M 1" Thinsulate



  • Dometic tempered water air-conditioning/reverse cycle heating system with 4 Stage 384,000 BTU chiller

  • Air-conditioning equipped with auxiliary electric heat strips, and 27 air-handlers

  • Air conditioning raw water discharges below waterline for quiet operation - new in 2017

  • Engine room intake and exhaust fans

  • Fire dampers are controlled by Seafire actuation

  • Lazarette exhaust blower 

  • Exhaust blowers for each head



Main Galley

  • Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer with four freezer drawers below

  • Miele double oven

  • Miele stove top

  • Miele grill

  • Miele microwave

  • Two Miele commercial dishwashers

  • Vulcan warmer

  • Kitchen Aid compactor

  • Miele combination espresso/coffee machine

  • Two stainless steel sinks

  • Granite counter top and flooring

  • Galley equipment

Crew Galley

  • Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers

  • Miele microwave

  • Miele washer and dryer (one set in crew area)

Laundry Equipment

  • Two (2) sets of Miele stacked washer and dryers located in companionway aft that leads to the lazarette and engine room

  • Large freezer


  • Dual automatic salon entrance doors

  • Remote control operated window shades

  • Miele combination expresso/coffee machine

  • Glassware

  • All bedding, towels and mattress pads - new in 2017



  • 120/208 VAC three phase electrical system 

  • Two (2) Onan 65kw primary generators, 3,695 hrs. (as of 3/2019)

  • Onan 40kw secondary generator, 2,380 hrs. (as of 3/2019)

  • Atlas 75KVA power frequency converter with touch screen panel in pilothouse

  • Two (2) Glendinning cord retrieval systems for 100 feet each of 100-amp shore cords

  • Additional 50-amp shore power outlet near the transom for tender

  • LED lighting throughout except engine room and bilges

  • Heated flooring in owner’s master bathrooms



  • Both 65kw generators have completed their 3,000-hour service

  • Replacement of all injectors

  • Replaced all fuel lines and replacing seals

  • New belts

  • Heat exchangers replaced

  • Valve timing completed

  • Lightings throughout except engine room and bilge

Nordhavn fuel systems are designed for reliability and ease of use.  They have been tested over many millions of cumulative miles of long, and often, transoceanic passage making.  The system is made up of the following:

  • Seven (7) fiberglass fuel tanks for a total of 17,500 gallons.  Each tank has a man-sized access port and removable interior baffles for full maintenance access.

  • One (1) 750-gallon aluminum day tank, which feeds an Alfa Laval fuel polisher 

  • Fuel transfer system uses an Orberdorfer pump

  • Alfa-Laval centrifugal fuel polishing system




  • Five (5) Furuno 19" glass bridge displays

  • Two (2) Furuno Navnet 3D black box processors

  • Two (2) Furuno 25kw radars with 8' commercial open array antennas

  • Furuno ultrasonic weather station

  • Furuno wind package

  • Furuno SAT compass with display

  • Furuno FA-150 class A AIS

  • Furuno FCV 1150 depth sounder

  • Furuno GP150 GPS

  • Furuno BBWX2 satellite weather

  • Simrad AP50 autopilot with remote

  • Two Furuno DSC VHF radios

  • Furuno SSB radio

  • Furuno Navtex receiver with printer

  • Furuno Inmarsat standard C Satcom system

  • Iridium satellite phone - new in 2017

  • Iridium 9555 SAT phone - secondary

  • KVH Satellite TV system HDII

  • Seatel V-Satellite dish

  • GSM cellular phone system

  • All new Furuno monitors, four (4) in pilothouse and four (4) in enclosed flybridge - upgraded in 2017

  • Dual Carlisle and Finch 15 million candle power spotlights


  • KVH M9 satellite TV antenna with North American LNB

  • Video screens throughout interior:  master stateroom, port and starboard guest staterooms, captain’s cabin, pilothouse, sky lounge, crew cabin, and main salon

  • Upgraded movie storage hard drive with over 3,000 new released movies and TV shows



  • Novurania 19' tender with 130hp Evinrude outboard, on bow to starboard

  • Novurania 12' sport tender with 30hp Evinrude outboard, on bow to port

  • Brownies Hookah diving system in the lazarette



  • Hydraulic high capacity Pacer stainless centrifugal pump

  • Five (5) electric Jabsco "Ultra-Senior" pumps with float switches located in five (5) water tight compartments

  • Emergency bilge suction from starboard engine intake



  • Two (2) fiberglass water tanks totaling approximately 2,400 gallons

  • Two (2) 66-gallon water heaters with two (2) electric heating elements each

  • Two (2) Recirculation pumps with hot water system

  • Insta hot water unit at galley and crew sinks

  • New freshwater pump system with two (2) Headhunter Aqua box, multi-stage silent pumps - new in 2017

  • Freshwater manifold for tank and pump selection and isolation

  • Freshwater outlets on foredeck, aft deck, transom, flybridge, Portuguese bridge deck, and engine room

  • Two (2) FCI - 1,800 GPD watermakers

  • Twelve (12) Headhunter "AERO" wall mount toilets

  • Fiberglass black water holding tank - 450 gallons with level monitoring and electric overboard discharge pump in addition to deck discharge

  • Fiberglass gray water tank - 450 gallons with level monitoring, and overboard discharge pump

  • Boning system for tank senders

  • Dual FRP/Cupronickel sea chest for raw water supply to various systems – generators, water maker, air-conditioning, and spares

  • New and used oil tanks each, approximately 250 gallons



  • Night Navigator 3000 thermal camera. Gyro-stabilized, night and day vision with 12X continuous digital zoom.

  • CCTV cameras throughtout

  • Seafire engine room fixed fire extinguishing system

  • Seafire lazarette fixed fire extinguishing system

  • Portable fire extinguishers, dry powder and CO2

  • Fire axe and four (4) life rings

  • Five (5) fire stations located throughout

  • Two (2) extreme Zodiac USACG Solas 12-person life rafts

  • Two (2) EPIRBs

  • Firefighting pump at 115-gallon-per-minute

  • Security safe in owner’s cabin



  • Teak decks for all exterior decks except foredeck

  • 300 gallon Jacuzzi spa with cover

  • Two (2) Maxwell VWC 11000 hydraulic windlasses with controls in pilothouse and at additional locations

  • Two (2) Maxwell VC4000 mooring capstans at the stern

  • Two (2) 506 lb. Aritex stainless steel anchors in stainless anchor pockets both port and starboard

  • Two (2) 400' lengths of anchor chain and two anchor chain washes

  • Two (2) Maxwell chain stoppers

  • Opacmare passerelle that is hydraulically operated and concealed in the aft transom steps

  • Opacmare sea stairs for side boarding from dock

  • Four (4) Glendinning cable master shore cord retrieval systems

  • Opacmare 3,500 lb. centerline crane, extendable to 20 feet for launches to both port and starboard sides

  • Bridge wing controls (port and starboard) with engine, bow and stern thruster, rudder controls, horn and start/stop buttons

  • Kahlenberg three trumpet KA2000 air horn system - musical

  • Custom power rotating mast and SAT domes for additional vertical clearance from the standard 56ft high down to a height of 41ft

  • The Yacht is painted in Alexseal two-part polyurethane premium coating

  • Glendinning hose master

  • Five (5) stainless U-shaped staples across swim step

  • Four (4) 500-watt deck floodlights

  • Six (6) underwater lights across transom

  • Multiple storage deck boxes

  • Spot zero dock water filtration system, dissolved solids reduced to below 10ppm - new in 2017 

  • Custom fish fillet board that attaches to U-shaped stainless railing

  • Newly refinished forward Portuguese bridge table



  • Soft goods on main aft deck

  • Exterior chairs for dining tables

  • Soft good seating in sky lounge

  • Custom six-person teak dining with starburst pattern on exterior bridge deck aft

  • Newly installed, extra-long, teak decking on exterior bridge deck aft


A five-year ABS dry-dock survey and inspection completed June 2018 that includes:

  • Electrically tested all circuits, high voltage panels and electric pump motors

  • Removed all liquid pump heads and rebuild seals

  • Replacement of rudder shoes, bearings and seals

  • Propellers dropped and balanced

  • Propeller shafts removed and inspected

  • Removed all through hull valves and pressure tested on bench for inspector

  • Drop stabilizer fins and replaced with new seals and oil

  • Opened and cleaned fuel, black and grey water tanks for inspector to check for inspections

  • Replaced all door and hatch seals

  • Rebuilt primary pump

  • New shaft seals and four (4) new cutlass bearings

  • New stabilizer locking pin assemblies

  • Magnetic anchor chain link inspection and new Ketner links

  • Replacement and repair of Cupronickel piping

  • Replacement of bow and stern thruster seals and oil



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Entering the main salon from the double opening automatic doors from the aft deck, there is a convenience bar to port and a stairway leading down to lower guest deck to starboard.  Moving forward into the very spacious salon there are eloquent opposing settees / couches to port and starboard with twin coffee tables and matching settee end tables.  There is additional separate chair seating around the settees that compliment this beautiful conversation area.  Large salon windows throughout the salon makes this area feel wonderfully light and spacious. Moving forward and to port is the dining room with large table and seating for ten.  

Ample storage with large cabinets and drawers is outboard to port along with a separate buffet just forward of the dining table.  Across from the dining room and to starboard is the entry to the foyer along with the central staircase allowing easy access to all three deck levels.  Forward of the dining table on the port side is the large chef’s galley with a separate food preparation island.  On the starboard side, forward of the entry foyer, is the separate owner’s stateroom lounge with comfortable seating and entertainment.  Moving forward you then enter the spacious, full beam, owners’ suite furnished with abundant storage, seating, hanging locker closets along with large separate his and hers bathrooms.  


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Directly beneath the main deck is the lower deck with two guest staterooms aft.  One (1) stateroom has a walk-around queen size berth and the other features twin berths.  Both staterooms have large ensuite heads and showers.  Two (2) additional guest staterooms are forward and both feature king size berths along with ensuite heads and separate showers. Continuing on, the crew area is forward and contains three (3) separate crew cabins along with three (3) separate heads and showers.  A crew lounge, galley and laundry completes this comfortable living area. The main access to the crew quarters is from the main deck galley stairway on the port side.


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This deck is located directly above the main deck.  Starting from the outside aft seating area you enter the enclosed sky lounge with L-shaped seating to starboard with separate table and chairs to port. Forward to port is the fully equipped u-shaped refreshment bar and large 80-inch television. Moving forward along the starboard side you gain access to the pilothouse, the main control center for steering and navigation.  This area is equipped with twin helm chairs along with additional guest seating and table.  A day head is located aft.  On the port side directly behind the pilothouse guest seating is the combination captain's cabin / office.  This cabin features a large single walk-around berth with an attached bathroom that includes a head and shower


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Starting outside and aft on this upper deck is a large hot tub / spa along with sun bathing deck cushions and seating.  Moving forward you enter the enclosed flybridge with panoramic 360-degree views.  A combination galley / bar along with individual bar stool seating is located to port along with a separate L-shaped fixed settee.  All the way forward is a second helm station that duplicates the pilothouse helm and comes with another complete set of navigation equipment along with multiple helm seating.


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This area is located amidships and beneath the lower deck.  The split two-level design of this area allows easy access to much of the ship’s machinery to conduct inspections and maintenance. The MTU engines along with all three (3) Onan generators are located here.  


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After taking her first debut cruise from Hong Kong to the Pacific North West, ″MY AURORA″ has recently completed a very successful 15,000-mile cruise to New York via the Panama Canal, through Caribbean and back to California.
″MY AURORA″ is ABS certified and in 2018 has successfully completed, and complies with, a rigorous ABS survey inspection that is needed to keep her certification valid, and current for five (5) years.

Beautiful and sleek, yet big and brawny, this Nordhavn 120 gracefully carries her owners and up to eight guests, indulging them with spaciousness and richness. Maintained and beautifully kept by her knowledgeable owner and professional crew, ″MY AURORA″ is ready again to take her new owners in comfort and safety anywhere in the world they wish to travel.


  • Owner and crew personal items

  • Fishing rods and fishing gear

  • Night vision binoculars

  • Electric bikes

  • A list of additional exclusions will be available upon request

DISCLAIMER: The Company offers the detail for this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.





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