Got RM5.3mil lying around? You can rent the former Equanimity for a week

  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Jun 2019

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, the luxury yacht Equanimity is seen in the Benoa harbor in Bali, Indonesia. Malaysia’s government says a luxury yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund will be sold to casino operator Genting Berhad for $126 million, half its original price. Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says the Admiralty Court on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, approved the sale of the Equanimity, which has lavish amenities including a helicopter landing pad, plunge pool, gymnasium and a cinema.(AP Photo/Ambros Boli Berani, File)

PETALING JAYA: The superyacht once known as Equanimity can be rented for RM5.3mil a week, the Daily Mail has reported.

Now renamed the Tranquility, the superyacht that once belonged to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, was said to be sailing on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.

“She was officially put up for rent this morning,” Katia Damborsky of Yacht Charter Fleet told the UK tabloid.

“There have been no takers yet, but it’s expected she will be popular among large groups because of her unique capacity to host 22 people on board.

“She is on her way to the Med now and we will expect to see a lot of her in Italy and the south of France,” added Damborsky.

The 91.5m superyacht was bought by Genting Malaysia for US$126mil (RM514.6mil) in April after the Malaysian government failed to sell it at a court auction.

The superyacht was one of many luxury items seized by the government as part of its probe into money laundering in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

The vessel that is known to have a Turkish bath, swimming pool and a helicopter landing pad, was seized off the coast of Bali by Indonesia in July last at the request of US authorities as part of a probe into the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal.

The Indonesian government then handed over the vessel to Malaysian authorities in August last year.


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