Australian billionaire James Packer’s luxury superyacht IJE has hit the market for a whopping $282 million.
The impressive craft – named after the first initial of his three childhood names, Indigo, Jackson and Emmanuelle – was manufactured by Benetti in Livorno, Italy.
The superyacht was bought by the media mogul 54 in April 2019 for an estimated $200 million after taking four years to build.
IJE is considered to be one of the largest superyachts ever made with a length of 108 meters, a weight of 300 tons and a height of 30.4 meters.
Australian billionaire James Packer’s luxury superyacht IJE (pictured) has hit the market for a whopping $282 million
The impressive craft – named after the first initial of Mr Packer’s three child names (pictured), Indigo, Jackson and Emmanuelle – was manufactured by Benetti in Livorno, Italy
The spacious boat can accommodate up to 22 guests in 11 cabins with its own owner’s deck and features its own gym, cinema, heated pool and elevator.
Full-height sliding glass doors provide nearly 360-degree views from the boat, which also features side decks and a generous sized sunroom.
And the garage of the mega yacht can accommodate up to eight jet skis.
The vessel is described as the ‘ultimate world cruise family yacht’ in the list by Burgess Yachts, who also credit Mr Packer as a ‘very experienced owner’.
The sale comes just three months after the casino mogul was spotted on the ‘giga yacht’ with three European lifestyle bloggers and models in tow.
Maja Malnar, Nera Lesic, both 27 years old, and Mother Mikki made extensive use of the ships features as they feasted in the Mykonian sun.
Watching was the media mogul in a black t-shirt as the women posed for selfies and trained on deck in tiny bikinis.
Rather than return to forever locked up Australia, the businessman has taken up sailing through Greece and travelling.
The sale comes just three months after the casino mogul was spotted on the ‘giga yacht’ with three European lifestyle bloggers and models in tow (pictured, a guest on the yacht Maja Malnar)
Maja Malnar, Nera Lesic, both 27 years old, and Mama Mikki made extensive use of the ships features as they partied in the sun of Mykonos
It was the first time Mr Packer had been seen in eight months after he provided video evidence to an investigation by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority into money laundering at its casinos in Perth and Melbourne.
It comes after a difficult year for the 54-year-old and his Crown brand, after an investigation determined the company was not fit to operate casinos in NSW.
Crown Resorts, which operates casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London, originally intended its Sydney operations to focus primarily on international VIPs.
However, its rival casino, The Star, signed a deal with the state government last year for the exclusive rights to operate the revenue spinners for the next 21 years.
Mr Packer – who owns 37 percent of the Crown – was told by Commissioner Patricia Bergin that some radical changes would have to be made before the brand could run its brand new Barangaroo casino.
In her report, she found that Crown subsidiaries were used to launder money and that the company’s conduct facilitated money laundering for at least five years.
While testifying, Mr. Packer revealed that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an illness that saw him step down from Crown’s board of directors twice.
Counsel assisting the investigation argued that Ms Bergin should determine that neither Crown nor Mr Packer were fit to be close associates of the casino.
Instead of returning to forever locked up Australia, the businessman deals with sailing through Greece and traveling (photo, guest on the superyacht Mom Mikki)
It comes after a difficult year for Mr Packer (center) and his Crown brand, after an investigation found the company ill-suited to operate casinos in NSW
The troubled heir admitted to Crown’s “shameful” and “disgraceful” behavior, which he blamed for his poor mental health.
Since the findings were released, Mr Packer has taken to the ground and only surfaced in Mykonos this week – but he has not been seen in public with Ms Lim since May 2020 while they were on holiday on the island of Capri.
It was in March 2018 that the casino mogul resigned as director of Crown Resorts, again citing mental health concerns.
Mr Packer has battled anxiety and depression for years, but the announcement was a rare public admission of his mental health problems.
In May 2019, he sold 19.99 percent of his Crown Casino shares to Melco Resorts and Entertainment for $1.76 billion.