The transom was stretched by 50cm to comfortably fit sun loungers on the platform and spa facilities inside.
The owner also altered the sundeck design by removing the helipad, leaving plenty of room for relaxation.
The Jacuzzi on board Aurora Borealis sits on the sundeck.
The vast main deck aft needed no adjustment.
Adjacent to the aft deck, the dining area is formal yet enjoys a touch of the outdoors.
Just forward is a relaxed lounging area centred around a custom two metre diameter coffee table.
The main saloon has a circular motif achieved by the coffee table made from a single slab of marble, mirrored above by an impressive lighting fixture.
The upper saloon provides a great space to watch a film, entertain or relax with views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. An impressive bar topped with elegant Breccia Sarda marble provides the focal point.
The owner’s office contrasts a custom silk hand-tufted carpet with walls in masculine dark brown satin oak. The most prominent feature is the one-of-a-kind marquetry artwork commissioned by Winch Design depicting a celestial scene, adorned with mother-of-pearl, shell and gold leaf
Aurora Borealis sleeps 14 guests, the most striking suite being the owner’s, forward on the main deck. “The full-beam owner’s suite with a central bed features two bespoke bleached-oak loungers beneath large, full-height windows,” says Jolly.
“A spectacular five-metre-long landscape artwork of gold-leaf divides the sleeping area from the master bathroom," Jolly says.
One of Aurora Borealis’s more challenging installations was the owner’s 800kg oval bathtub, which required steel plate reinforcements and additional angle bars underneath the floor. “The tub is almost 1,000kg with plumbing, so this had to be fitted before transporting it to the boat,” explains Amels’ project manager Tom Oomkens.
The steam room is decorated with an Italian pietra dura mosaic and fibre-optic starlight ceiling.