The Feadship Charter Division has become central agent for charter bookings on the iconic Feadship Highlander.
Launched as The Highlander in 1986 for Malcolm Forbes, the green-hulled motoryacht is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable superyachts. She has been comprehensively refitted by Derecktor, fully respecting the groundbreaking exterior lines of her legendary designer Jon Bannenberg. Highlander has just gone back into the water for sea trials and will be delivered to her new owners in mid-February.
From Liz Taylor, Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford to Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and HRH Prince Charles, the guest lists for The Highlander read like a who’s who of the world’s glamorous movie stars and heads of state. Legend has it that Malcolm Forbes, already a three-time Feadship owner, was visiting Holland to sign the contract for his new yacht when he saw the Feadship Azteca under construction. This was one of several revolutionary projects then being built at Feadship and designed by Bannenberg. Forbes exclaimed “Oh my God, we’ll have to paint mine green.”
He promptly engaged Bannenberg to create the next The Highlander and the result was spectacular. Although sharing a very similar external appearance to the all-aluminium Azteca, The Highlander was built with a steel hull to suit the need for long range cruising to then-communist China, Alaska and Bora Bora. Her interior layout incorporated large reception and conference areas, enabling Forbes to entertain countless dignitaries, heads of state and business leaders in unrivalled style.
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