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Superyacht linked to Ghislaine Maxwell spotted in New Zealand as hunt continues for Epstein’s fugitive ‘mada

A SUPERYACHT previously named after the fugitive socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been spotted in New Zealand after sailing from Australia.

But the mystery of her whereabouts has deepened after the crew reportedly refused to say how long it’s been in Auckland or who is on board.

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The ship has now been renamed the Dancing Hare[/caption]

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Media Mogul Robert Maxwell disappeared from the superyacht when it was sailing near the Canary Islands [/caption]

The 190ft vessel, previously owned by crooked British media mogul Robert Maxwell, who named it Lady Ghislaine in  his daughter.

In January this year the yacht, now named The Dancing Hare , which is registered to a company named Touille, based in Vallauris, France, sailed from Sydney to Dunedin, New Zealand earlier this year visiting.

The stuff.co.nz reported it being seen at Auckland although the marina and crew remained tightlipped about the how long its been there and who is on board. 

The vessel was built for one Emad Khashoggi, the cousin of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in 1986, before being bought by Maxwell. 

In 1991, his naked body was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean, having fallen overboard from his yacht near the Canary Islands. 

It was unclear if he had fallen, been pushed or jumped off his yacht or whether he had drowned or suffered a heart attack, although it was ruled an accident. 

Some conspiracy theories even suggest that Maxwell was murdered.

It later emerged that the Mirror Group owner had plundered its pension fund. 

The boat was sold by administrators in 1992 to a US buyer. 

It was then renamed Lady Mona K Maxwell, one of the world’s most wanted women, is thought to have fled to France, where she was born, to avoid questioning in the US by the FBI over her links to the late disgraced billionaire.

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Ghislaine Maxwell leaving the yacht that was named after her father vanished[/caption]

Ghislaine Maxwell's whereabouts has been unknown since she vanished after the Jeffrey Epstein scandal erupted in August 2019
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Ghislaine Maxwell  has been living undercover since the Prince Andrew sex abuse storm erupted in August 2019[/caption]

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Jeffrey Epstein ‘madam’ was allegedly Ghislaine Maxwell[/caption]

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Epstein was found hanged in his cell in August last year in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges[/caption]

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Maxwell moved into the secret bolthole on Avenue Matignon, in Paris’s exclusive 8th Arrondissement, to remain undetected[/caption]


The 58-year-old, who vanished from public life in 2016, moved into her secret bolthole on Avenue Matignon, in Paris’s exclusive 8th Arrondissement, to remain undetected.

The luxurious property is linked to a millionaire business contact based in Normandy who offered to let her use it while the global hunt for her continued.

And it is only a five-minute drive along the Champs ­Elysees to Epstein’s vast apartment on Avenue Foch, which was raided by French cops last September.

Maxwell, who is a long-term friend of the Duke of York, was spotted on Avenue Matignon in the days before France announced its Covid-19 lockdown in March.

The Sun has offered a £10,000 reward to anyone who can provide information which directly results in us successfully making contact with her in person.

The last public sighting was said to have been last August, when she was apparently photographed at Los Angeles fast food joint In-N-Out Burger, reading a book about CIA spies.

But the pictures — taken just days after Epstein committed suicide in jail — were later exposed as Photoshopped fakes.

A map shows where Maxwell is believed to have been holded up

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