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All You Need to Know About Charles Simonyi and his Yacht SKAT


Yacht Name: Skat - Yacht Length: 71 m (232 ft) - Guests: 10 in 5 cabins - Crew: 20 in 10 cabins - 1,998t - Lurssen - 2002 - Yacht Value: US$ 75 million.


Charles Simonyi Net Worth: US$ 3 billion - Owners Company: Microsoft - Owners Country: USA.


The yacht Skat is styled like the house of Microsoft billionaire Simonyi and his wife Lisa in Medina, Washington.


10 Facts about Charles Simonyi you probably didn’t know.


  1. He was born in Hungary.
  2. In school he worked as a night watchman at a computer laboratory.
  3. He learned to program from one of the laboratory's engineers.
  4. He developed Bravo, the first WYSIWYG document program in 1974.
  5. In 1981 he visited Bill Gates and started a word processor group.
  6. Later he oversaw the creation of Microsoft's Office suite.
  7. He earned more than US$ 1 billion with his share options.
  8. His net worth is now US$ 3 billion.
  9. His yacht, house and jet are military styled in color grey.
  10. In 2007 he became the fifth space tourist aboard the Soyuz TMA-10.

SuperYacht Skat

Lurssen Yacht

The yacht was built by Lurssen as project 9906. And was delivered to her owner in 2001. Skat has a military exterior styling designed by Espen Oeino.


Her interior is designed by Marco Zanini. He created a minimalist style, matching the exterior. The yacht features original artworks by Lichtenstein and Vasarely. The yacht design is military styled. And she 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 calls his Swedish wife Lisa Skat. The yacht is styled like Simonyi’s house in Medina, Washington.



Helicopter MD-520N

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



Charter Yacht

Most photos on this page by Ship Dreams. The yacht is not available for charter.

Charles Simonyi

Simonyi is the owner of the yacht Skat. Simonyi started working at Microsoft in 1981. As head of Microsoft's application software group. He was responsible for the creation of Microsofts Office Suit.


He was the chief architect of Microsoft Word, Excel and other widely-used application programs. He created the first wysiwyg text editor.


A WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor is one that allows a developer to see what the end result will look like. While the interface or document is being created.



Microsoft Billionaire

He became one of Microsoft’s highest-ranking developers. And built up a stock fortune of more than US$ 1 billion.



Charles SimonyiCharles Simonyi Net Worth

His  estimated net worth is now US$ 3 billion (October 2018). He 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. (Paul Allen died in 2018).



Space Tourist

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



Philanthropy

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



Charles Simonyi House

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.



Private Jet

Simonyi owns a Dassault Falcon 7X private jet with registration N786CS. The Jet was delivered in 2007. She is formally owned by the company VALKYRIE 7X LLC.


The jet is styled like the house and yacht. The Jet is considered to be Dassault’s flagship. It has a large cabin and a long range. The jet has a value of more than US$ 50 million. He also owned a Dassault Falcon 50EX with registration N586CS.



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The yacht has military styled exterior design.

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Skat was built by Lurssen as project 9906.

Skat helicopter platform

A helicopter landing platform for Simonyi’s MD-520N helicopter with sign N486CS.

The yacht has minimalist interior, designed by Marco Zanini.

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The yacht’s owner is the developer of Microsoft’s Excel software.

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He cofounded Intentional Software.

Charles and Lisa Simonyi ‘s house in Medina Washington.

His Dassault Falcon 7X jet, with registration N786CS.

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The Dassault Falcon 50EX jet, with registration N586CS.

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