132m mega yacht SERENE owned by Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Schefler

Measuring impressive 132 meters in length, luxury mega yacht Serene is longer than a rugby field. The 12th largest superyacht in the world, the breath-taking Serene yacht was built for Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Schefler for $330m.

134m SERENE yacht

134m SERENE yacht

Superyacht Serene is the first yacht built by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri. Launched in September 2010, she has been beautifully designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino, with stylish interior design by bespoke Reymond Langton. The vessel features more than 4,000 square meters of interior space among seven decks, plus two helipads and a hangar. Serene is also said to carry a 100-metre submersible.

Bill Gates with his family aboard Serene superyacht - Image by Xclusivepix/Xposure

Bill Gates with his family aboard Serene superyacht – Image by Xclusivepix/Xposure

In summer 2014, Bill Gates, an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer and inventor, rented the outstanding mega yacht Serene for amazing US$5 million per week.

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen loves Luxury Yachts

Paul Allen Yacht

Paul Allen Yacht

Last week, former Microsoft boss and co-founder (with Bill Gates) Paul Allen arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on his super yacht.  Microsoft has made vast fortunes in computer software.

Paul Allen loves the luxury yacht and yachting lifestyle.  It’s an ideal way for a billionaire to spend some of his money as he can trip around the world in complete safety and privacy.

The Yacht is big enough for a floating basketball court.

In fact Paul Allen’s superyacht is an extraordinary example of a private motor yacht. OCTOPUS is a whopping 416 feet (127 m) – long enough to have secured its position as one of the world’s largest yachts in 2003 when it was launched. The luxury yacht’s is presently eighth in the list of motor yachts by length. Super yacht OCTOPUS is equipped with a music studio and a basketball court.


The other way Paul Allen spends his cash is by giving it away.  Through the Paul Allen Family Foundation, he awards approximately $30 million in grants annually to organizations related to health and human services, and toward the advancement of science and technology.


It is interesting that Kenya has been visited by several celebrities lately, not just Paul Allen. Naomi Campbell and previous boyfriend Mr Flavio Briatorre were recently sighted holidaying in the Mida Creek in Malindi, East Africa’s largest mangrove creek.  While Superman’s Dean Cain and The Last King of Scotland’s Forest Whittaker enjoyed Kenya’s internationally acclaimed game parks and stayed in the country’s capital Nairobi.