The yacht Serene is one of the largest yachts in the world, with a length of 134 meter (or 439 ft). According to official (mortgage) document, she was originally planned to be named Serena.
Built at Fincantieri Yachts
She was built by Fincantieri yachts, to a design of Espen Oeino, and delivered to her owner Yuri Shefler in 2011. Her interior is designed by Raymond Langton Design. Some features include an internal seawater pool, which can also be used for a float-
A Submarine and a Helicopter Tenders
Serene carries a GSE Trieste VAS 525/60 submarine and a Eurocopter EC-
Bill Gates Holiday
In the summer of 2014 Microsoft co-
Sold to the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
In August 2015 SuperYachtFan was informed that Mr. Yuri Shefler had sold Serene for an amount of EUR 350 million to an Arab billionaire. And -
The yacht Serene is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts. Some photos on this page by Tom Borslid.
The yacht Serene was built for Yuri Shefler (his name is sometimes spelled as Yuri Schefler).
Shefler is shareholder and founder of the SPI Group. SPI Group is a leading spirits company and one of the most important drinks groups in the world. After leaving the Russian army in September 1987, Shefeler studied at the Russian Academy of Economy before starting a business career which has included running one of Moscow`s leading shopping malls and heading Vnukovo Airlines. Yuri Shefler had a vision of building an integrated spirits business – controlling everything from production to distribution and sales. Through a series of deals he added distilleries, a retail network in Russia and the Baltic states and significantly developed an international distribution arm.
In 1997 he bought a company that became the heart of what has grown into SPI today. One of the famous brands of SPI is the Vodka Stolichnaya. SPI now operated in over 160 markets and distributes around 400 brands.
Real Estate Development
SPI is also active in real estate development, they developed the Moscow International Business Centre -
Bombardier Global Express XRS Private Jet
Schefler owns a Bombardier Global Express XRS jet, with registration LX-
Yuri Shefler’s net worth is estimated at US$ 2.1 billion.