This glorious $250 million superyacht was the first vessel to be seized by the FBI, and now it’s headed to the Oceanco shipyard to get even more luxurious upgrades. The size of a football field, Kylie Jenner once paid $1.5M a week to charter the yacht to throw a lavish birthday party

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Every beauty needs a little nip and tucks every few years, and the $250 million vessel Tranquility is no different. The 300-footer is back at Oceanco’s Zwijndrecht facilities for a refit. The yard mentioned the motor yacht would undergo “several upgrades to ensure she stays at the top of her game.” Being an award-winning ocean-crossing world explorer yacht and leading an action-packed life necessitates the above. While the extent of the work is not mentioned, it is a yacht grand as they come packed with the finest aesthetics and highest technical standards.

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Seized by the FBI in 2018, the $250 million megayacht, formerly called Equanimity, was the first vessel taken by the US authorities. The owner was no Russian oligarch but a multibillion-dollar Malaysian state-run investment fund, 1MBD. Money, magnificence, and now a manicured makeover will make the faultless Tranquility a sigh to behold. Let us dive into its fantastic features-

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A touched-up Tranquility-
One look at this Oceanco beauty and you will struggle to find flaws. Oceanco’s 2014 superyacht can be home to 26 guests as the perfect entertaining yacht. Equanimity became Tranquility after being seized by the Malaysian authorities in 2018 and judicially sold to the Genting Group in early 2019. The interiors of the five-decker were designed by Andrew Winch, who incorporated subtle regality through luxurious materials such as Travertine Velluto marble, gold leaf, bleached oak, and wenge wood detailing. The icing on the cake is opulent murals and ostentatious chandeliers hanging in the spacious rooms aboard.

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The dining table.

On entering the main saloon, guests will find a large seating area, a formal dining table, and a massive cinema-style television on the upper saloon. An additional circular dining table seats a small group for intimate dining conversations while the Perspex-cased piano dishes out tunes that feed the soul. Amenities on Tranquility include a humongous beach club with the works, a plunge pool with loungers and bar, two touch-and-go helipads, and a gym with a Finnish sauna, hammam, experiential showers, a plunge pool, and a massage and treatment room.

Clearly, the boat isn’t just called Tranquility; it allows guests to experience it firsthand. Accommodation is top-notch, with the master suite occupying more than half of the upper deck. The majestic space flaunts a private study, a walk-in dressing room, an opulent bathroom with his-and-hers Italian showers, and a walnut bathtub. The private Jacuzzi terrace is perfect for enjoying glorious views while resting on sun pads. Twenty-six guests sleep in 13 guest cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Kylie Jenner chartered the Tranquility for her 22nd birthday.Via Instagram / @kyliejenner

There is plenty of fun to be had, which makes the 300-foot luxury ship a favorite of the A-listers. Her Fantastic selection of water toys includes jet skis, kayaks, SeaBobs and fishing equipment, inflatable slides, and an on-water trampoline. It costs about $1.2 million weekly to rent and attracts deep-pocketed individuals and business magnates. Kylie Jenner chose Tranquility to celebrate her 22nd birthday.

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A dash of history –
Interestingly, the magnificent $250 million luxury yacht was created using embezzled funds. She belonged to Malaysian financier Jho Low, chief executive of Hong Kong investment firm Jynwel Capital. Low was accused of stealing more than $400 million from the fund. He fled Hong Kong, leaving Equanimity to be seized. Ownership was later transferred to the US Department of Justice, and the ship was auctioned to Genting Malaysia Bhd for nearly half the price at $126 million in 2019. She was renamed Tranquility.

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