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Serene (yacht)
Serene is one of the world's largest private superyachts.
Serene

Serene docked off Fort St. Angelo in Birgu, Malta
History
Name:Serene
Owner:Mohammed bin Salman
Port of registry: Bermuda
Builder:Fincantieri
Launched:5 July 2010
Completed:August 2011
Identification:IMO number1010090
General characteristics
Type:Superyacht
Tonnage:8,231 (gross)
Length:133.9 m (439 ft 4 in)
Beam:18.5 m (60 ft 8 in)
Draft:5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:Twin Screw
Capacity:24
Crew:52
Built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri with interior design by Reymond Langton Design, Serene was delivered to its owner in August 2011.[1][2] At delivery, she was one of the 10 largest yachts in the world with an overall length of 133.9 m (439 ft 4 in) and a beam of 18.5 m (60 ft 8 in).[3]
Ownership
The ship was built for Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler for $330m.[4][5] In the summer of 2014, Bill Gates leased the yacht for US$5 million per week.[6]
In 2015, while vacationing in the south of France, Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia bought the vessel for approximately €500 million.[7]
Incident at sea
In August 2017, Serene ran aground on a shallow rock reef in the Red Sea, 37 km (20 nautical miles) off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh. She sustained significant damage to her hull at the bow. The cause was reported to be a combination of navigational error and propulsion failure.[2][8]
Trivia
The famous painting Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is rumoured to be kept on board.[9]
References
  1. ^ "Scoop: Fincantieri delivers 134 metre superyacht Serene". Superyacht Times. 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b Sowerbutts, Felix (25 August 2017). "134m 'Serene' runs aground in Red Sea". SuperyachtNews. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Serene". Superyacht Times.
  4. ^ "Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince bought this megayacht". Business Insider. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ Frank, Robert (12 March 2014). "Mystery megayacht owner looks for a safe harbor in New York". CNBC. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  6. ^ Danielle Haynes (10 August 2014), Bill Gates takes vacation on $330M yacht — Bill Gates, family, rent yacht for $5 million a week for Sardinia vacation., UPI
  7. ^ Mazzetti, Mark; Hubbard, Ben (15 October 2016). "Rise of Saudi Prince Shatters Decades of Royal Tradition". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  8. ^ "134m Serene runs aground, bow-up on rocks". The Triton. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  9. ^ Is the $450m Salvator Mundi really on a Saudi yacht?
External links
MMSI number: 319021900

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