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49.45m 162 ft | Feadship, DeVries | 1986 / 2014 | 12 Guests | 7 Cabins | 11 Crew


Highlander Yacht Charter

Originally built for Malcolm Forbes, HIGHLANDER yacht was long seen as one of the best-known symbols of big business, cruising the East Coast of the US as a corporate yacht for Forbes magazine.

From Liz Taylor, Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford to Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and HRH Prince Charles, the guest lists for HIGHLANDER yacht (ex-THE HIGHLANDER) read like a who’s who of the world’s most glamorous and important people.

Built by Feadship De Vries in 1986, the Jon Bannenberg-designed luxury motor yacht was recently purchased by her new owners. HIGHLANDER yacht underwent a comprehensive refit at Derecktor in Florida in 2014, which included full interior re-styling, a lengthening of the hull, major mechanical updates, and receiving a plush paint job.

Today, HIGHLANDER offers well-appointed accommodation for 12 charter guests in seven staterooms. Her guests are well attended to by 11 crew members.

Her iconic exterior styling by Bannenberg and dark hull make this yacht a head turner in any port. Inside, original pop art on the walls, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous interior features throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.

HIGHLANDER'S impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends. She’s also a favourite to charter for the Cannes film festival.

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  • Jacuzzi with multi-coloured LED lights
  • Disco Lounge
  • Media Room
  • Exterior layout ideal for intimate gatherings
  • Large swimming platform
  • Massage room
  • Huge selection of water toys
Living room space on Highlander yacht, with crocodile skin seats and wooden interior
  • The yacht has been an iconic location for some of the world’s greatest political powerbrokers and socialites. Its distinctive history is reason enough for chartering but I think many people will also be attracted by her extensive facilities, so that they can entertain just as Forbes did.

    Nicholas Edmiston.  Chairman

  • The yacht offers fantastic facilities starting from a massage room to a disco lounge. The sporty guests will enjoy the wide selection of watertoys whilst the other guests will relax around the jacuzzi or in the Media room. I have had numerous clients chartering the yacht and they all enjoyed both the yacht and the professional crew on board.

    Anne Lebernicheux.  Charter Broker

Stand Out Features

Just some of the highlights of Highlander

A huge selection of water toys
A huge selection of water toys

A huge selection of water toys

Including waverunners, seabobs, kayaks, paddleboard, wakeboard, kneeboard, waterskis and various tows and inflatables.

Complete refit in 2014
Complete refit in 2014

Complete refit in 2014

The new interior is an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, abstract art and the tactile textures of stone, wood and linen.






Length 49.45m 162 ft
Beam  8.92m 29 ft 
Draft  3m 10 ft 
Gross Tonnage  447 
Guests  12 
  • 1 Master
  • 1 Vip
  • 2 Twin
  • 2 Double
  • 1 Single
Crew  11 
Builder Feadship, DeVries 
Exterior designer Jon Bannenberg 
interior designer Joanne De Guardiola Design 
Year  1986 | 2014 REFITTED 
Construction Steel + Aluminium
Engines  2 x Detroit Diesel (900HP)  
Cruising speed  12 Knots 
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Deck Plans

Deck Plans

  • Top Deck

    Top Deck

  • Fly Bridge

    Fly Bridge

  • Main Deck

    Main Deck

  • Lower Deck

    Lower Deck

Tenders & Toys

Tenders & Toys

  • 1 x 6.5m Ribeye tender 115 HP Yamaha
  • 1 x Donzi 7.6m 240 HP Mercruiser V6 MPV. Classic, fully restored in 2018, seats 12 passengers; full Rain Cover

  • WAVERUNNERS: 2x Yamaha VX Cruisers
  • SEABOBS: 2x Seabobs F5s
  • KAYAKS: 2x Double Person Sea Kayaks
  • PADDLE BOARD: 2 Paddle Boards
  • BOARDS: 1x Kneeboard, 1x set Wakeboards
  • WATER SKI’S: 1x Adult ski’s, 1x Kids ski’s, 1x Outlaw Salom Ski
  • INFLATABLES: 8 Person Aquaglide Rockit Inflatable Gym
  • TOWABLES: 1x 3 Person Banana,1x 3 Person Aquaglide Retro Towable Tube
  • SCUBA GEAR: 4 Sets (RDV Diving)
  • FISHING GEAR: 2 Sets
Rates and Regions

Rates and Regions

Summer Eastern Mediterranean & Western Mediterranean
Low Rate from EUR150,000 per week  / $181,000
High Rate from EUR190,000 per week  / $229,000
Winter Unavailable
Low Rate from $USD150,000 per week
High Rate from USD$190,000 per week
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