Serenity superyacht owned by Mikhail Lesin sells for unknown price

  • The 55-metre (180ft) vessel, Serenity, was built for Mikhail Lesin, who was found dead in Washington, DC, last year
  • Lesin, a Russian millionaire, founded the Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT and was Putin's former press minister
  • Stunning superyacht underwent a refit in 2015 and comes with a full gym, sauna, massage room and two hot tubs

A stunning superyacht that was owned by Mikhail Lesin – a former Vladimir Putin adviser who died under mysterious circumstances – has sold for tens of millions of pounds.

The 55-metre (180ft) vessel, Serenity, was built for Lesin, founder of the Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT and Putin’s one-time chief propagandist, in 2011 and was in limbo while his assets were arranged following his death.

Serenity had an asking price of €37million (£29million, $42million) when it went on the market around three months ago and has been delivered to its new owner, who paid an undisclosed price.

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The 55-metre (180-ft) vessel Serenity was built for Mikhail Lesin, founder of the broadcaster RT and Vladimir Putin’s former adviser

The 55-metre (180-ft) vessel Serenity was built for Mikhail Lesin, founder of the broadcaster RT and Vladimir Putin’s former adviser

Serenity had an asking price of €37million (£29million, $42million) when it went on the market around three months ago

Serenity had an asking price of €37million (£29million, $42million) when it went on the market around three months ago

Launched in 2011, the superyacht was undergoing a refit when Lesin was found dead under mysterious circumstances last November

Launched in 2011, the superyacht was undergoing a refit when Lesin was found dead under mysterious circumstances last November

Serenity's amenities include a full gym with air conditioning and sliding glass doors that can be opened for al fresco workouts

Serenity's amenities include a full gym with air conditioning and sliding glass doors that can be opened for al fresco workouts

Lesin, a 57-year-old millionaire and Russia’s former press minister, was found dead in a Washington, DC, hotel room last November, with an autopsy revealing he died of blunt force injuries. The investigation into his death continues.

At the time of his death his superyacht, launched in 2011, was being overhauled at a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia.

Last February, Serenity was put up for sale and made the 11,000-mile journey to the Palm Beach International Boat Show once Lesin’s assets were sorted, Yacht Harbour reported.

The sale was handled by Florida-based brokerage firm IYC.

Dimitri Semenikhin, founder of Yacht Harbour, told MailOnline Travel: 'It's unclear what was the final price the yacht sold for. However, as it was a quick sale, it is likely that the final price was lower than the asking price which was set near replacement cost.'

Lesin's superyacht remained at a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia, for a few months following his death until his assets were sorted

Lesin's superyacht remained at a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia, for a few months following his death until his assets were sorted

Designed by Omega Architects, its on-board amenities include a bar, sauna, steam room, massage room, hot tub and swimming platform

Designed by Omega Architects, its on-board amenities include a bar, sauna, steam room, massage room, hot tub and swimming platform

IYC said at the time of the listing that Serenity was in immaculate condition and the only 55-metre Heesen superyacht on the market

IYC said at the time of the listing that Serenity was in immaculate condition and the only 55-metre Heesen superyacht on the market

Calling it a ‘high pedigree’ motor yacht, IYC said at the time of the listing that Serenity was in immaculate condition and the only 55-metre Heesen superyacht on the market.

Designed by Omega Architects, its on-board amenities include a full gym on the top deck, sauna, steam room, massage room, hot tub and swimming platform.

The gym has air conditioning and sliding glass doors that can be opened for al fresco workouts, said IYC.

Serenity can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, and its owner’s suite on the main deck has an en-suite marble bathroom

Serenity can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, and its owner’s suite on the main deck has an en-suite marble bathroom

Last February, Serenity was put up for sale and made the 11,000-mile journey to the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Last February, Serenity was put up for sale and made the 11,000-mile journey to the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Serenity's on-board gym is stocked with professional grade workout equipment manufactured by Italian company Technogym

Serenity's on-board gym is stocked with professional grade workout equipment manufactured by Italian company Technogym

Mikhail Lesin, a 57-year-old millionaire and Russia’s former press minister, was found dead in a Washington DC hotel room last year

Mikhail Lesin, a 57-year-old millionaire and Russia’s former press minister, was found dead in a Washington DC hotel room last year

Serenity can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, and its owner’s suite on the main deck has impressive views through floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, a private office, marble bathroom with his and hers sinks, and a hot tub.

IYC said Serenity is designed for an active owner who demands performance.

It has a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles at an economical speed of 10 knots, and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

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