Author: Peter Yachtfan, update; 2020-
134 m (439 ft)
24 in 12 cabins
52 in 25 cabins
Serene Boat Price:
US$ 400 million
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Yuri Shefler Net Worth:
US$ 1.8 billion
Stolichnaya Vodka / SPI Group
September 10, 1967
Weybridge, London, UK
Gulfstream G650 (M-
Gulfstream G650 (LX-
Shefler sold his superyacht Serene to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). (Sales price: EUR 350 million). It now houses Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi.
He is shareholder and founder of the SPI Group. He was born in September 1967. He is married to Tatiana Kovylina, they have 3 children.
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, Shefler 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.
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. And a retail network in Russia and the Baltic states. And he developed an international distribution arm.
The superyacht Serene was built for Yuri Shefler (his name is sometimes spelled as Yuri Schefler).
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.
SPI is also active in real estate development, they developed the Moscow International Business Centre -
One of their current projects is Z-
Yes he owns 2 Gulfstream G650s. Schefler owned a Bombardier Global Express XRS jet. The jet has registration LX-
But one of his previous jets a Bombardier BD-
And it is not a coincidence that the interior photo of the private jet shows a bottle of Shefler’s Solichnaya vodka brand. ;-
He also owns a Gulfstream G650, with registration M-
And we found another G650 with registration LX-
His net worth is estimated at US$ 1.8 billion.
He lives with his wife Tatiana Kovylina in a large mansion in the town of Weybridge, near London. And he also owns a holiday house in St. Jean Cap Ferrat on the Cote D’Azur.
This house is named Serena (which was actually the project name of the yacht Serene). We found some mortgage documents which name the yacht Serena instead of Serene.
And according to some official documents he lives in Switzerland.
Since the Shefler family sold Serene, they charter yachts now. In the summer of 2019 they chartered the brand new Lurssen yacht TIS for 2 weeks.
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The motor yacht Serene is one of the largest yachts in the world, With a length of 134 meter (or 439 ft). According to official (mortgage) documents, she was originally planned to be named Serena.
She was built by Fincantieri yachts. To a design of Espen Oeino. She was delivered to her owner Yuri Shefler in 2011.
The Serene boat is powered by 8 MTU diesel marine engines. Which bring her a max speed of 18 knots and a cruise speed of 14 knots. Her range is more than 5,000nm.
Her interior is designed by Raymond Langton Design. Her features include an internal seawater pool. Which can also be used for a float-
Further she has a snow room, a sp a with sauna and a climbing wall. And she has a multiple deck water slide. Serene has 12 guests cabins and 30 crew cabins. She has a crew of 54.
Motor yacht Serene carries a GSE Trieste VAS 525/60 submarine. And a Eurocopter EC-
The VAS 525 submarine is an all-
We estimate her price at around US$ 2.5 million. The list price of a EC-
In the summer of 2014 Microsoft co-
In August 2015 SuperYachtFan was informed that Mr. Yuri Shefler had sold Serene. For an amount of EUR 350 million to an Arab billionaire.
We also found some info claiming that Salman’s son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman owns the Serene yacht now. We were told that Prince Mohammad als owns the yacht Pegasus VIII.
And to our surprise, in October 2016 both Serene and Pegasus were in Vlissingen The Netherlands at a refit yard.
In August 2017 Serene run aground in the Red Sea near Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The yacht was reportedly bow-
The cause was thought to be a navigational track error and propulsion failure.
According to Bloomberg Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi is kept on the yacht. MBS bought Salvator Mundi at an auction for US$ 400 million.
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