- Malaysia sold the Equanimity – the superyacht involved in the 1MDB scandal – for $US126 million, reports The Guardian.
- It had previously been up for sale for $US130 million – about half its purchase price, according to Bloomberg.
- The yacht is one of many assets seized in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal and previously belonged to the 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.
Malaysia has sold the Equanimity – the superyacht involved in the 1MDB scandal – for $US126 million, according to a report from The Guardian.
The yacht can fit up to 22 passengers, has a helipad, and boasts a variety of wellness amenities.
It gained some notoriety last year when it was impounded during the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, in which $US4.5 billion from the 1MDB fund was misappropriated. It previously belonged to the 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 had been spending up to $US500,000 per month to maintain the yacht.
Burgess CEO Jonathan Beckett said in a company-released Q and 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.
The yacht can accommodate up to 22 guests across nine suites in varying arrangements …
… one of which is a master suite with a study that can convert into a second double room as needed.
The boat also has 17 crew cabins that can accommodate up to 31 crew members.
Among the yacht’s many wellness-oriented amenities are a massage room …
… a gym …
… a sauna …
… and a spa.
The boat’s interior design was created by Winch Design and, according to Reuters, features an interior that’s clad in marble and gold leaf.
Neutral tones can be seen throughout its various seating areas and lounges …
… one of which has a piano …
… and in its dining areas, too.
It also has its own art gallery, as well as an elevator and a movie theatre.
The yacht’s sleek look carries over onto its deck …
… which offers more lounging opportunities …
… and a circular swimming pool on the upper deck.
Two 34-foot Hodgdon tenders come with the yacht.
The superyacht’s $US126 million price tag is a significant cut from the $US250 million its previous owner paid for it. Burgess said it has “cruised extensively” since its launch and “needs some time in the yard and a repaint but otherwise is in good condition.”
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