The news comes directly from the New York Times, and when “The Gray Lady” shares something it is usually considered to be authoritative and true. According to the report in the American newspaper, the megayacht, Serene, recently photographed by Liguria Nautica in Genova, was purchased by the politician and hereditary vice-prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman.
This “whim” took place at the end of the summer in Cote d’Azure: the Saudi prince, having seen the Serene, simply said, “I want her”. According to the New York Times, negotiations were completed in just a few hours: that is all the time Salman needed to convince the Russian Vodka magnate, Yuri Shefler, to sell the boat for approximately 500 million euros.
The megayacht, Serene, was launched in 2011 by Fincantieri and was made in Italy: 134 metres long and 18 metres wide, it has sporty yet elegant lines. It can host up to 24 guests in 15 cabins and 52 crew members, it has 7 decks and many comforts including a gym, two pools (one on the solarium with jet streams and and indoor one with salt water, also used as a garage for tenders), a jacuzzi with cold and hot water, a lift, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a helicopter hangar, two landing pads, a submarine and a cinema.
It is equipped for disabled persons needing a wheelchair, and for children, who can have fun in the games room with a climbing wall, slides, and the more traditional games room with video games and various toys.
Among the other onboard equipment, Serene allows guests to choose between: 4 different tenders, equipment and boats for sports fishing, two lasers, a kayak, a wide range of inflatable toys, waterskis, wakeboards and deep water fishing equipment.
Technical Schematics – “Serene”:
Year Built: 2011
Interior Design: Raymond Langton Design
Exterior Design: Espen Oeino
Construction Material: Steel and Aluminium
Length: 134 metres
Width: 18 metres
Depth: 5.6 metres
Displacement: 8,231 tonnes
Speed: 15 knots
Crew: 5228 October 2016