- Superyacht Equanimity is up for sale for $130 million — around half of its purchase price, Bloomberg reports.
- The yacht is one of many assets seized in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal and previously belonged to Malaysian fugitive Low Taek Jho.
- The 91.5-meter (300-foot) yacht can hold 22 passengers in 11 cabins and has an array of amenities including a spa and a helipad.
If you have $130 million and are in the market for a superyacht that can fit up to 22 passengers, has a helipad, and boasts a variety of wellness amenities, superyacht Equanimity may be what you’re looking for.
The yacht gained some notoriety last year when it was impounded during the investigation into the 1MDB scandal, in which $4.5 billion from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund were misappropriated. It previously belonged to fugitive Malaysian banker Low Taek Jho, who is believed by US authorities to be the mastermind behind the scandal.
According to Bloomberg, the Malaysian government is currently spending up to $500,000 per month to maintain the yacht.
Yacht specialist Burgess is the broker for the sale; the company noted that only one to two yachts of this value sell globally each year and that it takes 12-24 months for them to sell. Its $130 million price tag is a significant cut from the $250 million that Low Taek Jho reportedly paid for it.
Burgess CEO Jonathan Beckett noted in a company-released Q&A that the yacht has been on the market since the end of October 2018.
Here’s a look inside the ultra-luxurious yacht.
Equanimity is a 91.5-meter (300-foot) superyacht.
The yacht was built in 2014 in The Netherlands and has an exterior design created by Oceanco, a privately owned custom yacht builder.
The boat has a cruising speed of 15 knots and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots.
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Source: Business Insider