$300 Million Super Yacht In Bermuda

November 9, 2011

Money may not buy you happiness — but it can buy you a super-yacht big enough to moor right alongside it.

Measuring almost 450 feet, the superyacht “Serene” was spotted in Bermuda this week and is pictured here departing Hamilton Harbour yesterday afternoon [Nov.8]

Work began on the yacht in 2007 — the ninth largest in the world — and it was launched in 2010 by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri Yachts. “Serene” was delivered to its owners in August.

Believed to be one of the most technically-advanced superyachts ever constructed, it boasts a submarine for emergency situations, two helipads, one helicopter hanger, swimmming pool and more.

Superyachttimes.com said, “At 134 metres long, superyacht Serene, is one of the ten largest yachts ever built in the world and one of the finest in terms of sophistication and technology.

“Designed in accordance with the maximum class of international safety regulations for passenger transport Serene has seven decks, a hangar and two helicopter landing pads.”

“The vessel also features a large sea-water swimming pool which can accommodate service craft and a submarine with a diving depth of up to 100 metres.”

“There are 4,500 square metres of interior space including 2,700 square metres of super-luxury designed by Pascale Reymond from Reymond Langton Design, one of the most famous designers in the industry.”

Businessinsider.com says “While it is not known who owns the $300 million-plus vessel, odds are on one of the world’s richest men, quite possibly an oil sheikh.”

“The only yachts larger than Serene anywhere in the world belong to Sultans, Kings, Emirs, Roman Abramovich, David Geffen and Paul Allen.”

Other online reports say Russian Stolichnaya vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler is the owner.

- Photos by John Manderson

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  1. US Observer says:

    Did customs officials spend the day doing a cavity check?

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    • Fouler says:

      NO Way!!! These people have money.. Whos customs???

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      • Another World says:

        And besides, whoever was on the yacht, probably had no intentions of getting off, yet alone leaving a penny of revenue to help reduce Bermuda's debt. So I doubt customs wasted their time doing a "routine check". SMH!!!!!!

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        • Mr. International! says:

          The Yacht only came into Bermuda because of the adverse weather in the Atlantic Ocean. No celebrity was onboard. The Yacht only had it regular crew members!!

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  2. Jai says:

    This is Fabulous

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  3. cocoa says:

    Wow! Must be nice!

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  4. Family Man says:

    Nothing like a pit stop to load up on black rum!

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  5. abc says:

    i heard ms. cox owns it

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  6. T woods says:

    I see Ewart Browns boat finally got delivered.

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  7. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    Smuggling the four Uighurs finally paid off for the Doc.

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  8. Curious says:

    I wonder who owns this ship?

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  9. popeye says:

    Darn shame .. for all that money spent they could have at least come up with something that at least looks nice .

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  10. SLB says:

    I have told Bernews to STOP taking paicture of my boat!!!

    I fired my butler for taking the boat out without my permission!! LOL

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  11. freeupdeherb says:

    has it gone back to sea or is it still in local waters?

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  12. US Observer says:

    @freeupdeherb - take a short walk to any hilltop and do a 360 degree turn. I'm sure you will see it somewhere.

    As Bernews stated: Measuring almost 450 feet, the superyacht “Serene” was spotted in Bermuda this week and is pictured here departing Hamilton Harbour yesterday afternoon [Nov.8]

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    • Optomistic says:

      Maybe the owner is here to invest in Bermuda Hotels

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  13. PORTO GIRL says:

    Look what a lot of VODKA can get you!!!!Unreal

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  14. Bad Girl turn Good says:

    My baby daddy finally decided to pay his child a visit :) Money cant buy love but I am affordable lmaooooo

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  15. Honestly says:

    OMG! I had my eye on this beauty as it was in St. George's by Tiger Bay! Amazing!

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  16. Mkuu wa wezi says:

    You can't take it with you, so spend and live like it is your last day on earth.

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  17. outkasted says:

    weed :P

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  18. r.I.p Dro says:

    This boat belongs to "paul allen"

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  19. This is great, and I think Bermuda would benefit from capitalizing on such visits. How about, for example, we reposition Hamilton as a luxury yachting destination, with world-class facilities attached to a high-caliber hotel and marina? Certainly we have the location for it!

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  20. mo $ mo $ says:

    If it cost 300 mill imagin the cost just to keep it up n running Damn it must be nice have dat typa $!

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