Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna'

Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 Vienna

Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 luxury crewed yacht




Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 – Vienna

Vienna is brand new for the 2023 season and she is the first Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 Catamaran to be available for luxury crewed yacht charter in the BVI. The Aura 51 is the most modern catamaran design available today, exquisitely and innovatively designed by the Beret Racoupeau design group and built by Fountaine Pajot – one of the largest and most renowned French catamaran builders in the world.


Vienna – The Concept

A five-star luxury sailing yacht that moves through beautiful seascapes so that you never tire of the views. Intimate and immaculate en suite accommodation, contemporary French design, an abundance of comfortable spaces throughout to kick back and relax, all the water toys you could wish for, and al fresco dining with full-service breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is Vienna …


Vienna – The Space

Vienna has over 3000 sq. ft of living space across three levels above and below decks. With four en suite staterooms, accommodating up to 8 guests – all with TV, stereo and air conditioning – the accommodation would rate a solid 5 on Tripadvisor. The saloon has a centre island dividing the galley on the port side from the dining table on the starboard side. There is also a lounge seat and chaise longue in the saloon – perfect for reading or having a morning coffee.


Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 Vienna – Above Decks

The saloon opens completely and seamlessly to the cockpit for picture-perfect dining around the large cockpit table and cockpit seating for fifteen or more. A few steps up to the helm position brings you to the large lounge area on the bridge deck where the generous social seating arrangement and a sunbathing deck provide a fabulous location from which to take in the surrounding tropical beauty – cocktail or coffee in hand.


Aft of the cockpit, wide transom steps and transom ladders give easy access to the cobalt Caribbean waters. There is also a ‘tender lift’- a platform between the two hull transoms that doubles as storage for the dinghy and a submersible dive and swim platform when lowered. Moving forward along the expansive and open side decks gives access to the foredeck seating area and bow trampolines – a great spot from which to catch up on chat with friends or immerse yourself in a good read.


Tranquillity or Adrenaline or Both.

With a meticulous eye for detail, the Austrian owner has loaded Vienna with every conceivable option aboard and added an array of watersports equipment that would keep the most ardent enthusiast entertained. Everything is at your disposal from adrenaline-fueled sports like kiting, wing foiling, water skiing, and wakeboarding to biking, paddleboarding, kayaking, drift diving or snorkelling!


However, this luxury catamaran is just as much about providing respite from the daily grind if getting off the grid and relaxing aboard under sail or ashore in tranquil bays is more your style.


If you love relaxing on a beach, reading a book or just watching the world go by, without a worry in the world, if you dream of swimming in crystal clear water and feeling the fine dernier sand between your toes as you marvel at the iridescent colours of the juvenile damsel fish, then Vienna is for you.


Whether you want to “learn the ropes” of sailing, learn a knot, learn a lot, take the helm or leave the sailing to the well-qualified captain and crew, the choice is yours.


Vienna – The Cuisine

Vegan? Vegetarian? Pescatarian? Omnivore? Tea total or wine connoisseur? Caffeine-free or caffeine required!  A preference for freshly ground beans –   Italian, Ethiopian, Columbian? Freshly squeezed orange juice or shaken not stirred martini? Just let the crew know.


Talk directly with the chef before your trip and discuss your dietary preferences and requirements, the chef will incorporate your favourite ingredients, flavours and dishes with a twist throughout the menus. If you want to taste local fresh fruits with a stack of pancakes, or ‘Full English’ at breakfast, or indulge in local favourites like barbequed lobster and Red Snapper Creole in the evening, just let Chef know.


You can choose to eat aboard on a ‘full board’ or ‘half board’ plan or anywhere in between – simply discuss the options for eating ashore with the crew, and the itinerary (and rate) will be customised so you eat where you want and when you want, weather permitting (which it generally does!).


Have we forgotten something? Then give our Crewed Yacht Manager, Kayleigh a call. Born in the BVI to British parents who both worked in the BVI marine industry, Kayleigh’s background in the catering and marine industries means you are in exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced hands!


If you would like to charter this Fountaine Pajot 51 luxury crewed yacht, then please contact the Horizon Yacht Charter team today.

Would you like to check availability on this Aura 51? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away!

Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Specifications
Double Cabins
Max People
Hull type
Length (LOA)
51' / 15.54 m
Beam (width)
26' 6" / 8.08 m
39,904 lbs / 18,100 kg
Air Conditioning
Solar Panels
Sail area
1,023 ft2 / 95 m2
Draft (depth)
4' 3" / 1.3 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
119 gal / 450 L
Secondary fuel tank capacity
119 gal / 450 L
Water capacity
238 gal / 900 L
Engine make
Engine size (standard)
75 hp / 55 kW
No. of engines

Technical Specifications


Exterior window blinds for saloon

Bimini for helm station

Sun awning on the foredeck saloon

Teak cockpit table extension

Outdoor foredeck cushions

Protective strip on both transoms

Synthetic teak floor transoms and cockpit

Additional mooring cleats

Integrated Gas plancha


Saloon curtains

Toilet in port forepeak

Fitting out starboard forepeak

Handrail in staircase


BOSE stereo with interior and exterior speakers.

TV with Chromecast

GARMIN 3 Smart Cruising : Autopilot, VHF, AIS, 2*GPS 8412/8410, 2*multi GMI20

Radar + support + wiring

GARMIN autopilot remote


12V 130L Fridge (Incompatible with OPT0633010)

Cockpit fridge


12V fan (6)

Air conditioning 50/60HZ main syst.80K



Underwater lighting

Additional AGM battery 150A

Additional Interior 12V outlet




Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Your Crew

Crew Profiles:

Pieter has been involved in sailing for the past 22 years. His sailing skills were honed sailing along the east and west coasts of South Africa, notorious for its unpredictable weather. He spent most of his time racing his own sailing yacht around the cans as well as offshore regattas from his home base at Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town. He has experience in sailing both monohulls and catamarans on extended passages, including a passage with Theresa across the Atlantic Ocean. All of these events have provided him with a wealth of stories and knowledge which he loves to share with guests. Although he has sailed most of the Windward Islands, the British Virgin Islands is their favorite place to be. He is looking forward to showing your clients the beauty of the islands and experience what they have to offer.

Theresa’s style is offering fresh, nutritious food while enjoying tropical island cuisine. Her attention to detail and complimentary fuss-free spin on old favorites will have you asking for the recipe in no time! Theresa has traveled the world during her time working on the Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Ship and thus incorporates all different cultures and cuisines into her menu. She is comfortable with all dietary needs and will tailor menus for all requirements.

They have been sailing together for the past 15 years, sharing their passion for adventure and the sea. They have sailed the whole South African coastline including Cape Point, notorious for its stormy weather. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean on their 44ft monohull on an unforgettable journey. Since then they have spent most of this time exploring the Caribbean islands. Their experiences have helped them to make people, even first-time charter guests, feel at ease and at home on their boat helping everyone relax and make the most of their time on board.

They look forward to welcoming all walks of life onboard!

Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Menus
Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Watersports


– Dinghy Highfield Sport 360 11”11’, 40HP engine, max load 6 people

– Waterskis (ski pair with one double-binding ski for mono skiing)

– Wakeboard (with unisex binding for euro sizes 39-44)

– 3-pax tow raft (large lie-down tow-tube for 3 persons, which doubles also as a floating sun-island at anchor)

– 2 Stand Up PaddleBoards

– 2.5 m2 training wing kite (for kids and adult wing training)

– 6 Noodles

– Floating mat


Safety equipment

  • 2x helmets
  • 3 sports float vests S, M, L


Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna'
Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Reviews
Karen Thomas, 9-16 April '24

When chartering with Horizon for a family trip in the BVI’s we were fortunate to have Captain Pieter and Theresa (the Admiral) on our 51 foot catamaran. In our pre-meeting they took the time to listen to everything we were asking for in our “perfect trip”. We had such a warm welcome with a beautiful lunch, champagne and a pre-sail introduction to Vienna, our beautiful well maintained boat. Their knowledge of the BVIs was critical. Their personal connections with the locals really facilitated the best experience. We had good wind and they skillfully planned routes that let us gain knowledge with each point of sail. They did not hesitate to suggest small changes from the plan that would result in a more restful night or a more beautiful place to wake up. We hit the highlights as well as some “old Caribbean” look and feel anchorages. Pieter and Theresa timed our visits so we missed the crowds and the entire trip felt very custom. Theresa prepared fresh, delicious food while Pieter mixed some great cocktails! They were so knowledgeable about sailing and life aboard and were happy to teach and share. Their teamwork was great to watch. The communication with us throughout the week made for a very personalized trip. By the end of the week it felt like we just spent time with family and 2 great friends. I cannot recommend them enough.

The Sands Family , 27 December '23 - 3 January '24

This was our first BVI charter as a family and having a crew to handle everything made it so special. Pieter and Theresa did an amazing job and their suggestions on every port to visit and where to eat great lobster (Potter’s!) just made the trip very memorable. Will definitely be back to do it again!

Highlights were NYE at Saba Rock, Jost Van Dyke and The Baths!

The Schroeder Family, 16-23 December '23

Thank you both for making our trip on VIENNA such a magical time! We will always remember this wonderful week. – H.S.

The trip of a lifetime, thanks to your incredible service and kindness! Our family will never forget this week. Thank you! – L.S.

Thank you for a wonderful week and memories that will last a lifetime! These days and these memories together will be cherished. No sugar, no salt, no problem – have a bushwhacker! – B.S.

I had the best time, thank you for the chocolate chip pancakes and the M&Ms. It was really fun. Thank you! – H.S.

Vienna Guest Review, BVI May 2023

Dear Valentina & Simone,


Thank you both so much for making our vacation so special. It was such a relaxing week and the tour stops and food were amazing. We will never forget the beautiful days and fun time we had with our friends and you two fit right in. We have much appreciation for all of your efforts to make this so special. It has been an absolute pleasure meeting you and I really hope we can do this again sometime! Grazie!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI May 2023

Val & Simone

We will forever remember our week with you in the BVI. Thank you and we cannot wait until the next time!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI May 2023

Valentina & Simone,

Simple words cannot express or put into simple reality what an outstanding trip / voyage / experience we had over the last 8 days. Whether this be a once in a lifetime or an occasional, you opened our eyes to a new adventure. All the best! We will see you again!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI May 2023

Val and Simone,

What a wonderful adventure you gave us! We loved our time on VIENNA with you. Thank you for all of your hard work and everything you did to make our trip special. The on shore tie up was such a special touch and our favourite night. The food and service was spectacular. Thank you for spending time with us. You two are very special people!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI April 2023

Thank you very much for an amazing week! This is our first charter in the BVI and will definitely not be our last. You both made an amazing impression. You made us feel very welcome and at home… ‘ your home’. VIENNA was fantastic and you kept it very clean and well-organized. The food and drinks were delicious, maybe the margaritas were too good! We look forward to seeing you both again.

Vienna Guest Review, April 2023

Valentina and Simone,
Wow! What a great week! Loved the boat, and you kept it so immaculate. The snorkeling in Anegada was the best we’ve ever done! Simone’s dinners were expertly made and the desserts were especially memorable. It was great meeting and getting to know you both this week. You both take your commitment to making your guests experience excellent to heart. A super week in Paradise. Thank you so much!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI April 2023

Simone & Valentina
Thank you so much for a Bucket List trip! It was everything we hoped for and more. You were absolutely correct to recommend Anegada so highly. We very much enjoyed getting to know you and see some truly beautiful sights! Looking forward to sailing with you again.

Vienna Guest Review, BVI March 2023

Valentina & Simone,
Thank you for giving us a remarkable family vacation. These memories will last us a lifetime. It was a pleasure to get to know both of you and be aboard the VIENNA. We wish you many more beautiful trips and lots of love on your future adventures!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI March 2023

Simone & Valentina
Thank you for everything! Especially all the dinghy rides back and forth, shopping & restaurants! It helped keep the kids off the phone, for which we are very grateful! The kids had a blast and so did we. Loved the meals! Shrimp delicious!

Vienna Guest Review, BVI February 2023

Thank you for a lovely time aboard Vienna! We loved the ‘touch of Italy’ you brought to our trip. We also really appreciated your flexibility in connecting us with our friends on the Windward. Best wishes!

Vienna Guest Review, New Year Charter 2022/23, BVI

Capt. Valentina & Chef Simone,
Thank you both for all your hard work, professionalism, humor, and care sharing the BVI with us! I really appreciated your generous sailing instruction and learning how to navigate the BVI like a pro! Your food & service were excellent. Thanks for making memories with my family!

Vienna Guest Review, Christmas 2022, BVI

Valentina and Simone, thank you so much for accompanying us in this familiar reunion!
It was actually amazing!

Thanks for making our stay so good.

We have sailed, swam, eaten delicious food, played board, admired sunset, listen to music.
What else you can ask for? Locations we have dreamed of, Valentina and Simone spectacular, it was a wonderful idea to spend the last day of the year sailing with the family and to have the new year’s eve at sea.

Thanks for making this dream come true. I will treasure these days in my heart.

I wish you all the best for the new year!


Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Enquire

Charter Rates

High Rate: 29500.00 USD per week
Low Rate: 26500.00 USD per week
MCA Compliant: MCA Compliant
Rates are Inclusive
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat  Licenses: Paid by Boat
Seasonal/Individual Rates
Season Currency Terms 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax
Winter 2023/2024 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500
Summer 2024 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500
Winter 2024/2025 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500
Summer 2025 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500
Additional Rate Details:
2023 Thanksgiving $33,000 (2-8 guests)
2024 Christmas 19-26 December $34,000 (2-8 guests)
2024 New Year 27 December – 3 January $37,000 (2-8 guests)Sleep aboard available: Welcomed aboard after 4 pm with cocktails and canapes, dinner ashore at client expense. Continental breakfast is provided in the morning and set off from the dock after breakfast.MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less.
6-night rule divide by 7 x 6.
5-night rule divide by 6 x 5.


Please note that while Horizon makes every effort to keep rates current, we do not accept responsibility for rate variations – All prices are subject to change.


Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 ‘Vienna’ (2022) 'Vienna' Terms & Conditions

Luxury Crewed Charter Rates

The Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Crewed Charter rates are for 7 nights per vessel and are based on the number of guests. Please see individual yacht pages for detailed specifications and charter rates. Horizon Yacht Charters luxury crewed yacht charters come complete with your own personal Captain & Chef (and in the larger yachts, first mate and hostess).  NB some yachts may be skipper only (with the option of a chef) – they are stated as such. Your meals aboard are included in the rate and prepared to your group’s individual preferences and dietary requirements. Beverages are also included but please note special requests for specific brands may be subject to an additional charge.  Watersports equipment (such as paddleboards, kayaks etc) are also included and some yachts offer all-inclusive diving.

High season rates typically apply from December to April, and Low season from May to November, but please do check the seasonal rates for your yacht.

Each individual crewed yacht may charge for certain additional expenses (e.g. National Park Permit, Cruising permit, different port collections or departures).  Please ask for a full breakdown of costs for your chosen yacht. Additional supplements may apply at Christmas and New Year.

All yachts come with tenders with outboards and safety equipment. Please review the individual yacht specification on our website for further details of available equipment and details of inclusions and exclusions.

Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although we endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly.

Please note that our bareboat repeat client discount does not apply to our crewed charter fleet.


C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning

Supplements to the published rates may apply during Christmas and New Year periods. Please contact us for confirmation of rates.

Charter Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (Christmas and New Year supplements on selected yachts). Crewed Charters usually start at noon and finish at noon, but please do check times for your particular yacht.

An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).

Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A smaller deposit and interim fee may be acceptable for bookings made more than 12 months in advance. Cancellation fees apply, and vary from yacht-to-yacht. Please check the specific terms for your yacht at the time of booking.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.

Conditions apply to all charters. Crewed Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.

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