The iconic Feadship Highlander has been relaunched after finishing a massive 20 month refit. While she still retains the spirit of Malcolm Forbes’ personality & Jon Bannenberg’s modern design vision, she is a completely new yacht. Extended to 162’ with an new full beam open swim platform, an expanded top deck, and a clean contemporary interior, she has started her new life. The completely new interior has white Anigre, bleached ash and deep wenge woods mixed with rare stones and luscious leathers. Highlander’s complete mechanical & technological overhaul has brought her up to the highest superyacht standards.
Custom built at the Feadship De Vries shipyard in The Netherlands, and launched in 1986 as ‘The Highlander’ for Malcolm Forbes, the legendary Jon Banneberg’s daring design caused a major sensation. Forbes cruised the world, from the Amazon, Alaska and the Philipines to Communist China & St Petersburg. He entertained the who’s who of glamourous movie stars, international power brokers and world leaders – Liz Taylor, Robert de Niro, Harrison Ford, Ronald Reagan, Margret Thatcher, and Prince Charles all graced her decks.
Highlander will be featured in Architectural Diget’s July 2014 issue.