Many rich and famous bid for and viewed superyacht Equanimity

There is a keen interest among the rich and famous in the yachting community to bid for superyacht Equanimity, once owned by fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low.

When bidding closed on Wednesday (Nov 28) evening, yacht specialist Burgess Yachts, the sole broker for the sale, saw interest from Asia, Europe, Middle East and America.

These bidders had also placed a US$1mil (RM4.1mil) deposit to qualify for the auction.

“Given the extremely niche, specialist and elite market, within the short time the Equanimity was open for the offer, we have received interest from around the world.

Many have visited the superyacht for viewing,” the legal team representing the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 29).

The bids for the superyacht were opened by the sheriff of the High Court on Wednesday as part of the judicial sale process in the presence of the legal team and Burgess Yachts. It took place at the Jalan Duta Courthouse at 3pm.

“We are not at liberty to reveal the number or value of these offers,” said the statement.

“But we are pleased with the way the entire process has been conducted. There has been tremendous support and facilitation by the Government, the Court and Burgess in this process of sale.”

There is no published “asking price” or reserve price for the yacht.

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