Highlander: Inside the 50 Metre Feadship Superyacht

Inside Highlander

Offered for charter through Edmiston, the 50 metre superyacht Highlander was originally built by Feadship in 1986 for Malcolm Forbes. BOAT takes a look around…


Originally used as a corporate yacht for Forbes magazine cruising the East Coast of the US, Highlander features exterior design by Jon Bannenberg.

Aft Sun Deck

Key features on board include a Jacuzzi with multi-coloured LED lights, disco lounge, media room, large swimming platform and massage room, making Highlander a firm charter favourite.

Forward Sun Deck

Highlander underwent an extensive refit at Derecktor in Florida in 2014 which included a complete interior facelift, lengthening of the hull, mechanical updates and a new paint job.

The Bridge Deck Lounge

The interior styling by Joanne De Guardiola Design features original pop art on the walls and sumptuous features throughout, resulting in an “elegant and comfortable atmosphere”, according to Edmiston.

The Main Deck Lounge

Edmiston said the interior features “an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, abstract art and the tactile textures of stone, wood and linen”.

The Main Deck Lounge

The main deck lounge on board Highlander.

The Wheelhouse

Built from steel and aluminium, Highlander is powered by a pair of Detroit diesel 900HP engines for a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The Guest VIP

Accommodation on board is for 12 charter guests in seven cabins.

The Owner's Stateroom

The accommodation layout comprises the master (pictured), one VIP and two twins, two doubles and one single. Highlander also has accommodation for 11 crew members.

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