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All You Need to Know About Yuri Shefler and his Yacht Serene


Yacht Name: Serene - Yacht Length: 134 m (439 ft) - Guests: 24 in 12 cabins - Crew: 52 in 25 cabins - IMO 1010090 - 8,231t - Fincantieri - 2011 -  Yacht Value: US$ 300 million -


Yuri Shefler Net Worth: US$ 1.6 billion - Owners Company: Stolichnaya  - Owners Country: Russia - It is rumored that Shefler sold his yacht Serene to the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.

Serene Yacht

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) documents, she was originally planned to be named Serena.




Fincantieri Yachts

She was built by Fincantieri yachts. To a design of Espen Oeino, and delivered to her owner Yuri Shefler in 2011.


She is powered by 8 MTU diesel marine engines. Which bring her a max speed of 16 knots and a cruise speed of 13 knots.




Yacht Interior

Her interior is designed by Raymond Langton Design. Her features include an internal seawater pool. Which can also be used for a float-in docking of a tender. And she has two helideck platforms and one heli-hangar.



Further she has a snow room, a spa 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.




A Submarine and a Helicopter Tender

Motor yacht Serene carries a GSE Trieste VAS 525/60 submarine. And a Eurocopter EC-145 with registration M-SRNE.



The VAS 525 submarine is an all-electric submarine. And can carry max 5 persons, to a max depth of 160 meters for up to 8 hours. There is one for sale at Y.Co.



We estimate her price at around US$ 2.5 million. The list price of a EC-145 Eurocopter starts at US$ 5.5 million.




Bill Gates Holiday

In the summer of 2014 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was spotted on the yacht. With his family enjoying a Mediterranean holiday. In January 2015, Serene visited New Zealand.




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 - not really to our surprise - Serene arrived in Jeddah early September 2015. Later we were told that King Salman of Saudi Arabia or one of his sons is the new owner of Serene.



Prince Mohammad bin Salman

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.




Serene yacht










Ran Aground

In August 2017 Serene run aground in the Red Sea near Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The yacht was reportedly bow-up on the rocks. She sustained structural damage to the bulb, bow and hull.



The cause was thought to be a navigational track error and propulsion failure.




Yacht Charter

The boat is not available for yacht charter. Some photos on this page by Tom Borslid.

Yuri Shefler

The superyacht Serene was built for Yuri Shefler (his name is sometimes spelled as Yuri Schefler).



He 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, 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.




Yuri SheflerStolichnaya Vodka

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 - or Moscow City, a US$ 12 billion project.



One of their current projects is Z-Towers, a residential complex in Riga, Latvia.




Private Jet

Schefler owns a Bombardier Global Express XRS jet. The jet has registration LX-GXX. Were are not sure what the sign GXX relates to.



But one of his previous jets a Bombardier BD-700 with the same registration tag, was registered to SPI Aero Sarl.



And it is not a coincidence that the interior photo of the private jet shows a bottle of Shefler’s Solichnaya vodka brand. ;-) The price of a XRS jet starts at US$ 55 million.



He also owns a Gulfstream G650, with registration M-SHEF. The G650 was delivered in 2016.




Yuri Shefler Net Worth

His net worth is estimated at US$ 1.6 billion.



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Yuri Shefler Residence

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.




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Yacht Serene

(photo by Tom Gulbrandsen)

Yuri Shefler yacht

The yacht Serene in Norway.

Serene heli hangar

Serene has a heli-hangar in the fore deck.

Luxury yacht SereneEurocopter M-SRNE

The yacht has a dedicated helicopter with registration M-SRNE.

VAS 525 submarine

The VAS 525 submarine.

VAS 525 interior

Inside the submarine.

Motor yacht Serene

Motor yacht Serene, built by Fincantieri Yachts.

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LX-GXX Yuri Shefler jet

The Bombardier private jet - LX-GXX.

LX-GXX interior

The jet’s interior, with a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka - Shefler’s brand.

Yuri Schefler’s US$ 300 million yacht.

Shefler House

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Private Jet

His house in the United Kingdom.

Shefler’s holiday house on the Cote d’Azur.

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Inside the yacht.

yacht serene interior

Serene has an amazing interior by Reymond Langton Design.

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G650 M-SHEF - Yuri Shefler private jet

His Gulfstream G650 with registration M-SHEF.

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Yuri Shefler Russian billionaire and owner of Stolichnaya vodka. https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wpfee4eb33_0a_06.jpg Tatjana Kovylina 10 september 1967 SPI Group US$ 1.6 billion
London, UK
yacht Serene https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp953c6f9e_0a_06.jpg Value US$ 300 million. (Sold the yacht).
Gulfstream G650 private jet https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp218d72d6_0a_06.jpg M-SHEF