IYC is proud to announce the sale of 162’3”/49.47m Feadship HIGHLANDER with Mark Elliott of IYC representing the Seller.
HIGHLANDER is one of the most famous & recognizable yachts on the water -- it is one of a kind. Custom built by the renowned Dutch shipyard Feadship to the highest bespoke standards and designed by the creator of modern yacht design, Jon Bannenberg, for the publisher Malcolm Forbes, it was launched in 1986. In 2014, this legendary yacht completed a total redesign and refit, updating it for today’s standards.
She is a brilliant blend of Malcolm Forbes' fabulous personality and Jon Bannenberg’s futuristic design genius. It's angular high hull profile, the glass enclosed Sky Lounge and raised bow was decades ahead of its time. Entirely bespoke, and built for glamorous entertaining & transatlantic travel, it had a who’s who of glamour & power on board its decks. They traveled the globe with Malcolm Forbes on HIGHLANDER -- from Bora Bora, to then Communist China, Thailand, Alaska, New York City, London, France, the Philippines and more. Presidents, royalty, Hollywood, dictators, rock stars and athletes all came. Elizabeth Taylor was often found sunbathing on the top deck, with Forbes’ Harley Davidsons aft and his green “Capitalist Tool’ helicopter parked on its heli-pad at her disposal. HIGHLANDER has a strong charter record, it’s layout ideal for a variety of families or groups
Malcolm Forbes christened it ‘The HIGHLANDER’, the new owners simply call it ‘HIGHLANDER’ – both honor this iconic yacht. It represents Malcolm Forbes’ heritage and brilliant personality along with Jon Bannenberg’s genius design. It’s ‘HIGHLANDER’.
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