Jho Low's 1MDB-linked yacht is available for rent at $1.7m a week: Report

The superyacht Equanimity was one of many luxury items seized by the Malaysian government as part of its probe into money laundering involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund.
The superyacht Equanimity was one of many luxury items seized by the Malaysian government as part of its probe into money laundering involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - You can now get a taste of the 90m yacht previously owned by Malaysia's fugitive financier Low Taek Jho for US$1.25 million (S$1.7 million) a week.

The luxurious yacht, formerly known as Equanimity and now called Tranquility, is moored at Le Vieux Port in Cannes on the French Riviera, South China Morning Post reported, citing its agent. The price excludes fuel and other charges, it said.

The vessel was seized in Indonesian waters last year as part of Malaysia's effort to recoup about US$4.5 billion allegedly embezzled from state investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

The government had struggled to find buyers for the ship before selling it to casino company Genting Malaysia Bhd for US$126 million in April.

The vessel has floating platforms at the stern that drop down to the water, a gymnasium, a massage room, a sauna, an 18.5 sq m plunge pool and a jacuzzi with a clear bottom on the upper deck, visible from below, according to the report. A grand piano sits in the main saloon, decorated with marble and gold leaf, the report added.

Driven by two 4,828 horse-powered engines, the yacht arrived at the French Riviera on July 1 from Singapore via Sri Lanka, the Post said.