Saddam’s superyacht Ocean Breeze back on market

The 270ft boat is back in Iraqi waters following a legal battle over its ownership

The superyacht that once belonged to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is on the market again following a failed attempt to sell it for $30 million in 2008, according to an ITN report.

The 270ft boat is back in Iraqi waters after the country won a legal battle with Jordan over its ownership last year. It has since been to Greece to undergo renovations.

Mehdi Ali, director general of the Iraqi Maritime Company, said: “It has been shipped from France to Greece and it has been repaired by our technician team, most of the damaged parts were rehabilitated.

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“The yacht sailed through the Suez Canal after we finished the required licenses and documents for sailing. It reached the United Arab Emirates, where the transportation minister joined the yacht and sailed to Basra.”

It is not known how much Iraq will ask for the boat, which is fitted with gold taps, a helipad and small theatre.

See more photos of Ocean Breeze at Luxist.

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