Russian billionaire, co-owner of the alcoholic company SPI Group Yury Shefler sold his yacht Serene, Forbes reported citing two sources. The Shefler, whose fortune Forbes estimates at U.S. $1.9 billion (No. 959 in the global list of billionaires), discussed the sale of the yacht for a sum close to €350 million, said one of the sources. According to another source, the new owner of Serene became a billionaire from the Middle East.
The Shefler, through a representative, declined to comment. “Buyers and sale price were not disclosed,” said the representative.
Yacht Serene was built by the Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri in 2011. According to information from the website Yachtcharterfleet.com its length is total of 133.9 m yacht is equipped with 15 cabins, which can accommodate up to 24 guests, two helipads, a hangar for the helicopter, a seawater pool, gym, lift. The Shefler paid for Fincantieri $330 million, wrote The Daily Mail. In 2014, the co-founder of Microsoft, richest man in the world bill gates (condition, according to Forbes, $75 billion) rented a yacht, Serene to vacation with family in Sardinia. The cost of renting, according to the newspaper, had a $5 million a week.