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After the successful launch of her sister boat Argentous in 2015, Aurous is our latest luxurious superyacht – this time a catamaran – for the ultimate sailing holiday in the waters of the Ionian Sea.
Designed for a family or group of friends, Aurous has four air conditioned suites, including a large master cabin with a king-sized bed, sofa, dressing area, en suite shower room and separate loo.
As a catamaran, Aurous has a greater sense of space than many conventional yachts, with both interior and on-deck dining areas, a fly bridge (yachtie-speak for a roof terrace) and a forward sundeck with hammock (for when the boat is moored) and trampoline netting so you can watch dolphins swimming along beneath you.
Breakfasts and lunches are included in the charter price, but the private chef can also serve up dinner although, this being the Ionian Islands, there are plentiful beachfront tavernas to try out as well. Most meals on board are served on deck, around the ten-seater cockpit table, and you can discuss the daily menu with the chef.
Burn off some of the inevitable over-eating by making full use of Aurous's fine array of toys, including a RIB inflatable dinghy used for land excursions, waterskiing, wakeboarding and ringo (doughnut) riding. Non-motorised watersports include two Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) that also convert into windsurfers. You can also try your hand at fishing for tuna and other Mediterranean species that the chef can then serve for supper.
On the subject of the Mediterranean, Aurous is based out of Corfu in the beautiful Ionian islands, and guests can choose to cruise north to the 'Faraway Islands' of Mathraki and Ereikoussa, just 50 miles from Italy; or south to Paxos and Anti Paxos (we recommend mooring up one night in the stunning Emerald Bay). For two week charters, Kefalonia also comes into play.
The beauty of Aurous is that guests can be as hands on or off as they please. Experienced sailors will appreciate the electronically controlled sails and ability to take the wheel, or you can leave everything to your skipper, who is always on hand should you want a quick lesson in the basics of sailing.
Tom, Original Traveller