The Glamourous Era of Megayacht Highlander

With her iconic design and history, megayacht HIGHLANDER is one of the most recognizable yachts in the charter fleet.

Famously painted the colour of money, personality of 50m Feadship HIGHLANDER is a charismatic mix of Malcom Forbes and Jack Bannenberg. The elite of showbiz and the political world, including Liz Taylor, Robert de Niro, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Regan have all stepped aboard the Forbes family’s superyacht in the 1980s for the “The Capitalist Tour.” The video above only gives a taste of HIGHLANDER’s previous legendary era of glamour.

Motor yacht HIGHLANDER left Derecktor shipyards in Florida last March following an extensive redesign and remodel and now cruises in the Mediterranean. She still boasts groundbreaking exterior lines from Bannenberg and luxuries including a helipad, deck Jacuzzi and gym. The refit involved modernising her profile, adjusting her layout and updating her interior and engineering (including adding Quantum zero-speed stabilizers).  

Most impressively, her stern has been extended by 12ft to create a transom and allow for a lifting platform and the top deck lengthened to accommodate even more relaxation. Up to 12 guests can stay on HIGHLANDER in 7 sophisticated staterooms.

Forbes once said “On a yacht like The Highlander you can establish the kind of rapport you don’t achieve talking across a deck.” Charterers can play host in the style of Malcolm Forbes and begin a new era on board HIGHLANDER by contacting their preferred charter broker.

Charterers can play host in the style of Malcolm Forbes and begin a new era on board HIGHLANDER.


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