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Luxury Yacht Skat

Charles Simonyi - Facts

Yacht Name: Skat

Yacht Length: 71 m (232 ft)

Guests: 10 in 5 cabins

Crew: 20 in 10 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 75 million

Owners Name: Charles Simonyi

Owners Net Worth: US$ 1.65 billion

Owners Company: Microsoft

Owners Country: USA

Charles Simonyi is the developer of Word and Excel

Lurssen Yacht

The yacht Skat was built by Lurssen as project 9906 and delivered to her owner Charles Simonyi in 2001. Skat has a military exterior styling designed by Espen Oeino. Her interior is designed by Marco Zanini, who created a minimalist style, matching the exterior. The yacht features original artworks by Lichtenstein and Vasarely. The yacht is military styled and even has a military like number on the hull: 9906. This number refers to Oeino’s project number: 1999 - project 6.

The Owners First Yacht

Skat was the first yacht for her owner, while normally yacht owners grow into bigger yachts. Skat means treasure in Danish - the story goes that Simonyi used to have a Danish girlfriend who called him Skat. The yacht is styled like Simonyi’s house in Medina, Washington (See the photo on this page)

Helicopter MD-520N

The yacht is often seen with a McDonnell Douglas MD-520N helicopter with the sign N486CS. (CS for Charles Simonyi). The heli has the same gray colour as the yacht and the even as the owners jet and house.

All photos on this page by Ship Dreams. The yacht Skat is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts

Charles Simonyi

Microsoft developer

Charles Simonyi is owner of the yacht Skat. Charles Simonyi started working at Microsoft in 1981, as head of Microsoft's application software group and was responsible for the creation of Microsofts Office Suit. He was the chief architect of Microsoft Word, Excel and other widely-used application programs.

Microsoft Billionaire

Simonyi became one of Microsofts highest-ranking developers and built up a stock fortune of more than US$ 1 billion. His net worth is now estimated at US$ 1.6 billion (June 2016) Simonyi left Microsoft in 2002 to co-found company called Intentional Software. Intentional Software Corporation’s mission is to make the world’s knowledge more accessible and useful.  Simonyi is considered to be a close friend of Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Space Tourist

Simonyi’s passion for science and for space has led him to travel into space twice aboard Soyuz spacecraft, becoming the fifth space tourist and the first ever tourist to fly twice.


Simonyi is an active philanthropist, his Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences supports Seattle-area arts, science, and educational programs.

Charles Simonyi House

Charles Simonyi owns an impressive military styled house in Medina Washington. The house is designed by architect Wendell Lovett and resembles the styling of his yacht Skat. And, just like his yacht, the house has a lot of modern art from artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely. The house is known as Villa Simonyi.

Dassault Falcon 7X Jet

Charles Sominyi owns a Dassault Falcon 7X jet with registration N786CS. The Jet was delivered in 2007 and is formally owned by the company VALKYRIE 7X LLC. The jet is styled like Simonyi’s house and yacht. The Jet is considered to be Dassault’s flagship, it has a large cabin, a long range and a value of more than US$ 50 million.

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yacht Skat

The yacht Skat is owned by Microsoft billionaire Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi yachtyacht SKat

Charles Simonyi is the developer of Microsoft’s Excel software

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Charles Simonyi cofounded Intentional Software

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Simonyi’s house in Medina, Washington

His X7 jet, with registration N786CS