Author: Peter Yachtfan, update; 2020-
71 m (232 ft)
10 in 5 cabins
20 in 10 cabins
Skat Boat Price:
US$ 65 million
Skat Yacht For Sale:
Asking EUR 56.5 million, contact a Sales Broker
Skat Yacht Charter:
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Charles Simonyi Net Worth:
US$ 3.3 billion
Microsoft (Office suit)
September 10, 1948
Lilian Simonyi, Livia Suzanne Simonyi
Medina, Washington, USA
Dassault Falcon 7X (N786CS)
The yacht Skat is styled like the house of Microsoft billionaire Simonyi and his wife Lisa in Medina, Washington. And even their private jet has the same colors. Skat was listed for sale, as in May 2020 his new yacht was launched at Lurssen.
He is responsible for the creation of the Microsoft Office Suit. He was born in September 1948 in Hungary. He started working at Microsoft in 1981. As head of Microsoft's application software group.
He was the chief architect of Microsoft Word, Excel and other widely-
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.
He became one of Microsoft’s highest-
His estimated net worth is now US$ 3 billion (2020). He left Microsoft in 2002 to co-
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).
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.
He is an active philanthropist. His Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences supports Seattle-
Simonyi owns an impressive military styled house named Villa Simonyi 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.
He 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 aircraft can accommodate 14 passengers.
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. Still registration number is still reserved for another jet.
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10 Facts about Charles Simonyi you probably didn’t know
He was born in Hungary.
In school he worked as a night watchman at a computer laboratory.
He learned to program from one of the laboratory's engineers.
He developed Bravo, the first WYSIWYG document program in 1974.
In 1981 he visited Bill Gates and started a word processor group.
Later he oversaw the creation of Microsoft's Office suite.
He earned more than US$ 1 billion with his share options
His net worth is now US$ 3 billion.
His yacht, house and jet are military styled in color grey.
In 2007 he became the fifth space tourist aboard the Soyuz TMA-
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 -
The luxury yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines. Which bring her a top speed of 17 knots. Her cruise speed is 14 knots. She has a range of 3,500nm.
Skat was the first yacht for her owner. While normally yacht owners grow into bigger yachts.
Skat means treasure in Danish (Simonyi worked and lived in Denmark for a few years). The story goes that Simonyi calls his Swedish wife Lisa Skat. The yacht is styled like Simonyi’s house in Medina, Washington.
In May 2020 Lurssen launched a 90 meter + yacht, with similar styling as the current Skat. The yacht (or actually just the steel hull) was bearing the Hungarian, Swedish and US flags. This is a direct link with Simonyi, as he was born in Hungary, his wife Lisa was born in Sweden. And they live in the US.
The new yacht has a similar styled sky lounge as the current yacht. The biggest difference is a wave piercing bow.
The yacht is often seen with a McDonnell Douglas MD-
A McDonnell Douglas MD-
The boat is not available for yacht charter.
In June 2020 the yacht Skat was listed for sale. Her asking price is EUR 56,500,000.
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