PORT KLANG, Aug 11 2018 : Superyacht Equanimity will not be open for public viewing in order to maintain its value and safeguard its condition, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the ship would be sold off as soon as possible as the maintenance costs alone would come to about RM2 million a month.
“We have to keep the yacht in good condition. But if you allow hundreds of people to come and view the yacht then it might damage the yacht and also it will give a bad impression.
“Buyers will not want to buy a ship that is exhibited like that,” he told reporters after conducting an inspection of the vessel, estimated to be worth RM1 billion, docked at the Boustead Cruise Centre here today.
The superyacht, believed to be linked to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, arrived in Malaysia on Aug 7 after being handed over by Indonesian authorities. – Bernama