Nordhavn 120#1 Aurora was named a finalist in the 2014 International Yacht and Aviation Awards (IYAA), the second consecutive nod she’s received for design excellence. The IYAA nomination comes just a week after Aurora was named to the list of finalists at the World Superyacht Awards, where she’s competing for Best New Yacht in the Under 500 GT category.
Aurora is actually up for three awards this year. In addition to the World Superyacht nom, she’ll be vying at the IYAAs for Best Exterior Design and Styling courtesy of Jeff Leishman, PAE’s Chief of Design, and his team, as well as for Best Interior Design. She was shortlisted in that category after Interior Designer Destry Darr of Destry Darr Designs received a nomination last week.
“It is absolutely thrilling for us to be recognized for our achievements,” said Leishman. “Aurora is a very special yacht, the culmination of a huge effort by a huge team of people. We are pleased that the world is being exposed to how exceptional she is.”
The International Yacht and Aviation Awards is sponsored by leading interior design magazine, design et al. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London this May.