Inside the Equanimity – Malaysia’s most luxurious superyacht

The Equanimity. Surely you would’ve seen the name sprawled across every major newspaper and publication. It is currently the largest superyacht ever built by Oceano, a Netherlands-based private yacht manufacturer. Owned by a controversial Malaysian businessman, the Equanimity is a superyacht that puts many others to shame with its sheer size and features alone.

The superyacht is placed at an estimated value of US$250 million. Despite all the images that such a price tag conjures, the name ‘Equanimity’ means ‘a mental calmness, even in a difficult situation’. That seems perfectly reasonable if only its owner wasn’t so controversial today.

One of the largest

The Equanimity spans over 300 feet long, making it one of the largest superyachts ever made.

Spanning over 300 feet long, the Equanimity is the 54th largest yacht in the world. It was also the first superyacht built to the Passenger Yacht Code. This allows the yacht to maximise the number of occupants, bringing it up to 26 guests and 28 crew members.

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Asian-inspired interior

The interior of the Equanimity was designed by Andrew Winch Designs, taking inspiration from its owner’s Asian heritage.

While the boat was designed and built by Oceano, the interior was solely done by Andrew Winch Designs. Taking inspiration from the owner’s Asian heritage, the interior of the Equanimity comprises of materials like gold leaf, dark coloured wood, bamboo, and marble. Neatly tucked within the superyacht are a total of nine cabins, which can easily fit its 18 guests in a master suite, four VIP staterooms, and four double cabins.

Of course, the master suite is on a different level of opulence. Not only does it have its very own private lounge and study, it also comes with a private exterior deck and whirlpool for some after-hour activities.

How to live life large

The Equanimity comes with a host of amenities, most notably a helipad and a tender garage.

When you’re the owner of one of the most luxurious superyachts in the world, you have to deck it out with amenities that can suit your needs. One such amenity is the special ‘beach and spa club’ that you can find below deck. It features a sauna and hammam, a beauty salon, a plunge pool, and an experiential shower.

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There is also a gymnasium within the Equanimity with a 20-square metre circular pool on its upper deck. Its translucent bottom is also visible from the main deck below. Towards the rear of the superyacht sits the raised aft deck, which is a fully certified helipad. A tender garage is also available for smaller speedboats if the Equanimity doesn’t want to dock at a certain port for some strange reason.

Built for speed and comfort

The Equanimity is the epitome of luxury, opulence, and extravagance. It also emphasises on safety, ensuring that every passenger on board is comfortable from start to finish. It features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. The steel hull also gets an upgrade to Ice Class E, allowing it to sail through sea ice with ease.

Even when its stationery, the Equanimity ensures comfort thanks to its ‘zero-speed stabilisers’. This works as an anchor to increase on-board comfort, particularly in rough waters. Tucked within are twin 4,828hp MTUs, which gives a top speed of 20 knots. It also has an abnormally large 271,000-litre fuel tank. This allows for almost unlimited exploration on the open sea — not a bad idea given that we’re flanked by waters all around.