The Tartan 41 AURORA is a well-known classic Sparkman and Stephens design with an enviable inshore and offshore race record. With more than 10 Bermuda races under her hull – including class victories in 2008 and 2012- she has been equipped and maintained to a high performing race standard.
AURORA has a modified deep spade rudder, replacing the original skeg, which greatly helps in tracking, speed and turning. The bottom has been faired and burnished and is maintained at a top racing level ‘like glass’ finish. Deck gear has been upgraded with a Harken traveler and self-tailing primaries. The standing rigging was replaced in 2011, and the hull Awlgripped in 2010. While she could use a refresh of varnish down below, her domestic, sailing and auxiliary systems are well maintained and reliable.
AURORA is a solid and powerful boat with exceptional racing and passage making traits, yet she is comfortable to cruise or to bay race with family and friends. If you are looking for a platform for family adventuring, near or far, or a top-of-the-fleet Bermuda race finish, or both, AURORA is the boat for you.
This S&S design is similar to a Swan 41, and like all boats of her era, has great seakeeping qualities that will never go out of style. While simple in systems, Aurora has also been well loved, and family cruised as well. Seriously for sale, as her owners have purchased a bigger boat.