Does he own a yacht? He ordered a large yacht in The Netherlands. The yacht will be delivered around 2022. He is often linked to large yachts around the world. Media is naming them ‘the yacht of Bill Gates’.
Update: Gates is rumored to have bought a yacht. Media report that it is the 112 meter Project Aqua. But this is incorrect and fake news. Gates is building a large yacht in The Netherlands however. If you have more info on this project? Please do send us a message.
Do Gates’ Friends Own Yachts?
He does have a lot of relatives, friends, and business partners who do own large yachts. Therefore he is often spotted at large superyachts around the world
For example, his 1994 honeymoon was on Paul Allen’s yacht Charade. In 2012 he was spotted in Belize on Dennis Washington’s motor yacht Attessa.
Where Does Gates Spend his Holiday?
In 2014 he was having a holiday with his family on board the yacht Serene. Serene is one of the largest yachts in the world. At the moment the yacht was owned by Russian billionaire Yuri Shefler. The yacht is now owned by the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
To charter, a yacht the size of Serene will probably cost more than US$ 2 million per week.
This is Crazy:
Yachts often wrongly referred to as his yacht are: Octopus (owned by his business partner Paul Allen) and Skat (owned by his other business partner/ employee Charles Simonyi). And Attessa owned by US billionaire Dennis Washington.
In February 2020 international media reported about Bill Gates Yacht: He was supposed to have purchased Project Aqua, a 112-meter yacht designed by Sinot Yacht Design. This is ‘fake news’: Gates did not buy this yacht.
Aqua is a radical new superyacht concept in the form of the 112-meter hydrogen-powered superyacht. Her features include a hydro-massage room, a beauty salon, a pool, a yoga space and a gym. The yacht can accommodate 14 passengers, and a crew of 31. She will have a maximum speed of 17 knots.
Octopus was actually built for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
He spent his honeymoon with Melinda on board the yacht Charade. At that time the yacht was owned by his business partner Paul Aullen.
Gates spent a holiday with his family on board the yacht Serene. At the moment the yacht was owned by Russian billionaire Yuri Shefler.
Yacht Charter of Madsummer
In April 2021 Gates chartered the yacht Madsummer in Panama. His jet was stationed at a local small airport. He was spotted traveling by one of his helicopters from the airport to the yacht Madsummer.
Madsummer is owned by Miami based real estate investor Jeffrey Soffer.