Russell Blackstock is a senior reporter at the Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday.

Superyacht makes a splash

The superyacht Equanimity. Photo / Jason Oxenham
The superyacht Equanimity. Photo / Jason Oxenham

One of the world's most spectacular superyachts is lording it at Auckland's waterfront.

The 91.5m Equanimity accommodates up to 26 guests and comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a billionaire owner.

The boat has a helicopter landing deck and boasts its own 20m pool, gym, spa, turkish bath, beauty salon, elevator, movie theatre and "beach club". The boat's interior is also said to be decorated in gold.

It is believed to be owned by reclusive Malaysian billionaire Jho Low who has been using it to entertain famous friends at exotic locations around the world.

Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are said to be fans of the superyacht. Gangnam Style singer Psy, socialite Paris Hilton and actress-model Kate Upton are other well-known faces who have attended lavish parties on board.

The vessel was built in 2013 and is manned by a crew of 26.

In the past few months Equanimity has visited Florida, Holland, South Korea, Greenland, Alaska and Japan.

A crew member from a neighbouring vessel said it was thought the superyacht was in Auckland for maintenance work.

- NZ Herald

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