This week, the Microsoft pioneer and philanthropist has been relaxing in style with his wife and three children off the coast of Porto Cervo during their annual holiday. As one of the world’s largest superyachts, packed with every possible amenity and an amazing crew of 52, the 2011 Fincantieri-built motor yacht SERENE was the right choice for this ultra-luxurious vacation.
The on-board helipad was put to good use, according to the Daily Mail, with trips to the mainland for tennis lessons and an afternoon out on the jet skis to keep the kids entertained. To keep kids occupied for hours, there are also a submarine, snowroom, theater, playroom, numerous pools, a climbing wall, and a trans-deck waterslide.
Adults are not excluded from the enjoyment during a charter on the award-winning SERENE, which boasts a wide range of amenities. For total relaxation, the exclusive beach club features a sauna and isolated sunbathing space, as well as a sundeck dance floor, two Jacuzzis, and various al fresco dining spots. Meanwhile, SERENE provides lavish interior living areas for entertaining, such as a sophisticated piano salon with a cocktail bar, while outside, a wet bar, barbeque, pizza oven, and Teppanyaki grill assure magnificent Mediterranean soirees.
With 12 exquisite bedrooms to accommodate up to 24 guests, including a master suite, VIP, seven doubles, and three twin cabins, she is one of only a select few yachts that can accommodate more than 12 passengers. Espen Oeino’s painstaking design and Reymond Langton’s interior style of SERENE ensure elegant, cozy, and adaptable living areas while providing charter vacations of the greatest level.
Mr. Gates remarked earlier this year that he does not expect to stay at the workplace for days on end like he used to when he was younger and had “energy and naiveté” on his side. Between operating his Microsoft business and vast humanitarian obligations, luxury charter trips have provided him and his family with the ideal platform to spend precious time together in comfort and solitude. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has raised and donated billions of dollars to research and development to help the world’s poorest people overcome hunger and poverty since its founding.
Charter boat holidays allow the world’s most famous personalities to spend quiet time with their loved ones away from the spotlight, whether it’s a basic sailing yacht or a spectacular luxury vessel like SERENE.
SERENE charter rates range from €1,600,000 per week to €2,800,000 plus expenses; contact your yacht charter broker for additional details. You may also browse the whole fleet of motor boats available for charter.