An iconic Feadship yacht that was ordered by the Forbes family for corporate use and delivered by the De Vries yard in 1986, The Highlander was the successor to a long line of yachts of the same name - most of which have been Feadships. The outstanding lines of her superstructure and her semi-cruising stern were created by Jon Bannenberg, and the yacht's exterior is uniquely green - the colour of money, and a reference to the yacht's staunchly capitalist role. Above all, it represented the ultimate customisation with the implicit declaration that this was a Forbes yacht as much as it was a Feadship.
Whit Kirkland noted that his father had sold The Highlander as a new build to Malcolm Forbes, and now the circle is complete as he has sold her to her second owner. 'It is a passing of great yacht, synonymous with New York and an icon of American Yachting, to a new life and adventure. I will be glad to see her back on the open seas entertaining her new owners and their guests,' he says.
The final asking price of The Highlander was $4.99 million.