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 -
Skat was the first yacht for her owner, while normally yacht owners grow into bigger yachts. Skat means treasure in Danish -
The yacht is often seen with a McDonnell Douglas MD-
All photos on this page by Ship Dreams. The yacht Skat is not available for charter.
Charles Simonyi is the 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-
Simonyi became one of Microsoft’s highest-
Charles Simonyi’s net worth is now estimated at US$ 2.6 billion (January 2018). Simonyi left Microsoft in 2002 to co-
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-
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.
Charles Simonyi owns a Dassault Falcon 7X private 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. Simonyi owned a Dassault Falcon 50EX with registration N586CS.