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  • Yacht Details 120' Nordhavn 2014
  • Location Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Engines Detroit/MTU
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedOct 20, 2020
  • Asking Price$12,900,000
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My Aurora Yacht Description

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. Located in Foreign Trade Zone.

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  • Make Detroit/MTU
  • Model 8V2000-M72
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type


Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson Yachts-Ships, Inc.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


  • Cruising Speed: 9 kn
  • Beam: 28' 3''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 9'
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 17500|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 2800|gallon
  • Cabins: 5
  • Heads: 7

Short Spec

Model: Nordhavn 120 Expedition Motor Yacht
Built Year: 2013
Model Year: 2014
Designer: Jeff Leishman, N.A.
Builder: Xiamen South Coast Marine
Interior: Destry Darr Design
Length: 120' 7" (36.75m)
Beam: 28' 3" (8.6m)
Draft: 9' (2.74m)
Displacement: 848,944 pounds
Hull: Fiberglass
Hull color: Pegasus Gray - AlexSeal paint
Classification: ABS
Engines: 2 x Detroit/MTU Diesels 8V2000-M72, 965 HP
Cruising Speed: 8-9 knots
Range: 5,500 miles plus
Maximum Speed: 11.5 knots
Stabilization: TRAC Star including stabilizing at rest
Primary Generators: 2 x Onan 65kW and 1 x Onan 40kW
Atlas Power System: 75 KVA
Fuel: 17,500 g
Water: 2,800 g
Black Water: 450 g
Gray Water: 450 g
Guest: 10
Staterooms: 5
Heads: 7
Crew sleeps: 7
Crew berths: 6
Crew heads: 5
Captain cabin: yes

Duty Not Paid – Currently berthed in Lauderdale Marine Center Free Trade Zone


  • Extremely fuel efficient provides for a massive range of more than 5,500 nautical miles
  • 28’ beam provides for a voluminous interior of 414 gross tons
  • Full beam master stateroom with 4 large guest staterooms
  • Solid fiberglass hull construction – maximum strength & minimum corrosion
  • Two tier engine room for easy service and full length tunnel on tank deck.
  • Large tender & toy deck on the bow
  • Salon plus two skylounge decks above
  • Two interior helm stations plus three wing stations (port, starboard, aft)
  • 4 fin zero speed stabilizer system
  • Full keel plus rudder shoe protection for all running gear
  • Bulbous bow with underwater lights and camera
  • Only two owners and never chartered – condition is excellent
  • Captain’s cabin behind the bridge plus three additional crew staterooms in the bow
  • ABS classification – 5 year special survey completed in 2018.
  • Excellent Nordhavn full displacement design with deep draft & bulbous bow provides excellent sea keeping abilities and makes this the ideal and safe global explorer.

    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 and very practical for expedition, worldwide travel. The interior of "MY AURORA" is elegant and comfortable, fitted with the incredible furnishings and design. The master stateroom takes full advantage of the nearly 28' beam with a separate his and her bathrooms. There are four (4) additional guest staterooms on the lower deck. The captain’s stateroom is located behind the bridge and three additional crew staterooms are located in the bow.

    The electrical and mechanical systems are engineered and built to the highest standards, maintaining reliability and ensuring safety. The meticulously maintained two-tier engine room provides complete access to maintain and repair all systems. A full tunnel runs from the engine room on the tank deck all the way to the bow thruster room. Easy access to high quality and reliable equipment makes MY AURORA a reliable expedition yacht and a must-see for anyone who wants to explore off the beaten path.
  • Walkthrough

    Main Deck
    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 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.

    Lower Deck
    Directly beneath the main deck is the lower deck with two guest staterooms aft. One stateroom has a walk-around queen size berth and the other features twin berths. Both staterooms have large ensuite heads and showers. Two (2) VIP guest staterooms are forward, featuring king size berths with ensuite heads and 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 complete this comfortable living area. The main access to the crew quarters is from the main deck galley stairway on the port side. There is also easy crew access to each of the VIP staterooms through the adjoining bulkhead.

    Bridge 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 walk-around berth with an ensuite bathroom.

    Upper Flybridge Deck
    Starting outside and aft on this upper deck is a large hot tub/spa along with sunbathing 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.

    Machinery Space/Engine Room
    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.


    • Twin Detroit MTU 8V 2000-M72-965 HP - 4,300 hrs. (as of 06/2020)
    • 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 (6) stations
    • 60" Hung Shen 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

    Completed in June 2018

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

    Generators And Electricity

    • 120/208 VAC three phase electrical system
    • Two (2) Onan 65kw primary generators, 4,400 hrs. (as of 06/2020)
    • Onan 40kw secondary generator, 2,430 hrs. (as of 06/2020)
    • 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

    Completed in June 2018

    • 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


    • 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

    Hydraulic System

    • 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 stem thrusters with proportional controls at five (5) stations
    • Hydraulic anchor wash
    • Maxwell VWC 11000 anchor windlasses (two each)
    • Hydraulics work off of main engines while underway and from generator on dock or at anchor.

    Noise Control

    • 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

    Fuel System

    • 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

    Bilge Pumps

    • 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
    • Hamman sewage treatment system
    • 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 monitoring system for tank levels
    • 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

    Communication, Navigation, & Entertainment Systems


    • 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 HD TV system
    • Seatel V-SAT high speed internet system
    • 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 spotlights (15 million candle power)


    • 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

    Domestic Equipment

    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 countertop and flooring
    • Galley equipment

    Crew Galley

    • Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers
    • Miele microwave
    • Miele washer and dryer (one set in crew area)

    Aft Lazarette 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)

    Exterior/deck And Hull

    • 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 stem
    • 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 passarel 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 stem thruster, rudder controls, horn and start/stop buttons
    • Kahlenberg six trumpet KA2000 air horn system – musical interface
    • 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 1Oppm (2017)
    • Custom fish fillet board that attaches to U-shaped stainless railing
    • Newly refinished forward Portuguese bridge table

    Completed in June 2018
    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 Kenter links
    • Replacement and repair of Cupronickel piping
    • Replacement of bow and stem thruster seals and oil

    Tender And Toys

    • 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

    Security, Fire Fighting And Safety Equipment

    • Night Navigator 3000 thermal camera. Gyro-stabilized, night and day vision with 12X continuous digital zoom.
    • CCTV cameras throughout
    • Seafire engine room fixed fire extinguishing system
    • Seafire lazarette fixed fire extinguishing system
    • Portable fire extinguishers, dry powder and C02
    • Fire axe and four (4) life rings
    • Five (5) fire stations located throughout
    • Two (2) extreme Zodiac USCG SOLAS 12-person life rafts
    • Two (2) EPIRBs
    • Firefighting pump at 115-gallon-per-minute
    • Security safe in owner's cabin


    After taking her first debut cruise from Hong Kong to the Pacific North West, MY AURORA completed a 15,000-mile cruise to New York via the Panama Canal, through Caribbean and back to California. In total, MY AURORA has logged over 30,000 nautical miles since she was launched.

    MY AURORA is ABS classed and in 2018 completed her 5 year ABS special survey inspections which is valid until 2023. The boat is maintained to an extremely high level by knowledgeable owners and experienced crew.


    A list of exclusions will be available upon request.

    N&j Disclaimer

    Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.

    Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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