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1997 Aura

$89,500 USD

  • $89,500 USD
  • Steve Allen CPYB
  • Active
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 1997
  • Aura
  • Treasure Island, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 28ft / 8.53 m
  • 10ft 3in / 3.12 m
  • Yanmar
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 8300
  • 2016-08-17
  • 2016-10-22
  • 2295069

The Aura was a limited production vessel designed by Dick Lazzara and built next to the Lazzara yard in Tampa, Florida.  This vessel has the upgraded 315hp Yanmar diesels with less than 500 hours and a beautiful teak transom. The classic lines are enhanced with a powder coated tower, fold down cockpit sunshade, transom door and newer Lee tournament outriggers. The current owner installed new electronics in 2014 to include Garmin7212 and Garmin 5208 and MAS Technologies  digital gauges.  There is custom seating in the modified port console, new helm and bridge cushions along with underwater led lights.

The tower control station is fully equipped with it's own Garmin chartplotter and full engine controls. There is a custom buggy top that allows for full stand up room.

The cockpit is well equipped with in deck fish boxes and a transom live well.  Rod holders are plentiful and conveniently placed on the gunnels and tower legs. The custom padded leaning post for the helmsman is practical and maximizes deck space.  The cuddy cabin forward is comfortable and has a marine head, overhead hatch and electrical control panel. 

This vessel is economical to operate with excellent performance and range.  The owner has another vessel and is not using Mary Jeanne and is ready to sell. 

                                                                       ASKING $89,500 !!

Vessel Overview

The Mary Jeanne is an excellent example of the limited production Aura 28 which was designed by Dick Lazzara and built next to the Lazzara Yachts facility in Tampa, Florida. There were less than ten of these vessels built.  They featured four full length longitudinal stringers for strong structural hull support, vacuum bagged balsa core in the hull and carbon fiber sandwiched into the laminate in the helm deck for added strength and reduced weight.  

Although most of these vessels featured Volvo 223hp diesels, the Mary Jeanne has the more powerful Yanmar 315 hp diesels for increased performance.  With a plentiful 210 gallon fuel capacity this vessel has significant range and with a draft under 3 feet it can access shallow waters with ease.  These boats excel at fishing or diving capabilities with a large transom door, a transom live well, two in deck fish boxes, under gunnel rod storage and cockpit bolster padding.  There are ample rod holders including four in the gunnels, two in the helm leaning post and nine more across the back of the tower and on the tower legs.  A fold down cockpit sunshade provides additional cockpit shade when desired. The teak transom further contributes to the custom and classic appearance of this rare model.

The tower has oversized tower legs for a more robust structure and is powder coated along with the bow rail.  The Lee Outriggers are ceramic coated for added durability and were added by the current owner in 2104.  Additional upgrades and additions were made in 2014 including new Garmin Chartplotters, digital MAS Technologies engine monitors, new bridge and helm cushions, custom portside console seating and LED underwater lights. There is also a large cuddy type cabin with head and overhead hatch. 

The owner has a larger vessel and is not using the Mary Jeanne so he is ready to sell. 

Cockpit Features

The Mary Jeanne features a large cockpit loaded with fishing features:

* Large Transom Door with Gate

* Large Transom Livewell (new pump 2104)

* Two in deck Fish Boxes

* Four Rod Holder located in the Gunnels

* Cushioned Cockpit Bolsters

* Under Gunnel Rod Storage

* Large Overboard Drain Scuppers

* Leaning Post for Helm (new upholstery 2014)

* Portside Console Aft Facing Seating (custom modification 2014)

* Large Centerline Mid-Cockpit Hatch for Routine Engine Maintenance Access

* Entire Helm Deck Lifts for complete Engine Access

* Clear Enclosure for Console and Helm protection while underway (2014)

* Forward Portside Storage Cabinet

* In Deck Storage Hatches forward of Consoles

* Entry to enclosed Cabin forward on centerline

* Shore Power Connection


The cabin is located forward and offers the following features:

* Large V-Berth arrangement

* Marine toilet located beneath forward cushioned compartment

* Life Jacket storage

* Overhead Rod Storage 

* Overhead Hatch

* 12V Electrical Control Panel

* 120V Electrical Outlet

Electronics and Nav Equipment

Mary Jeanne features a complete array of navigational equipment:


* Helm Electronics are housed in a Pop-Up Console that is raised and lowered electrically. This protects the electronics from the elements and theft when not in use.

* Garmin 7212 Chartplotter/Bottom Recorder (2014)

* Simrad Auto Pilot AP22  (2014)

* Standard Horizon VHF

* MAS Technologies Digital Engine Monitors (2014)

* Engine Sychronizer Switch

* Richie Compass

* Trim Tab Controls

* Engine Clutch and Throttle Controls



* Garmin 5208 Chartplotter (2014)

* MAS Technologies Digital Engine Monitors (2014)

* Richie Compass

* Engine Clutch and Throttle Controls



Engine and Mechanical

* Twin Yanmar 315hp diesels with just under 500 engine hours.

* New Engine Compartment Sound Insulation in 2014.

* Trim Tabs (new trim tab pump 2014)

* Pro Mariner Battery Charger (new 2014)

* New Baitwell Pump (2014)

* New Bilge Pumps (2014)

* LED Underwater Lights (2014)

* LED Flush Mount Navigational LIghts (2014)


Additional Information

* Storage Covers for upper and lower Helm Cushions

* Storage Cover for upper Helm Station

* Clear Enclosure for Lower Helm Area (2014)


* Owner Personal Items


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Tom George Yacht Group

343 Causeway Blvd Suite 210
Dunedin, Florida, 34698