Iraqi Government hopes for a quick sale of 270ft boat, featuring gold taps, swimming pools and operating theatre

Fans of gold taps, bulletproof windows and surface-to-air missiles will be happy to know that Ocean Breeze, Saddam Hussein’s superyacht, is for sale.

The boat was recently at the centre of a court battle over its ownership , with the Iraqi Government coming out on top.

Now the same government is hoping for a quick sale, possibly within a few weeks, a government official said.

Apart from the liberal use of gold leaf, potential buyers might also be attracted by the 27 bedrooms, several swimming pools and operating theatre.