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Malcolm Forbes` Iconic Yacht The Highlander Now Available for Charter

By Brody Patterson


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One of the most iconic ships in the world of business, the superyacht Highlander is, for the first time, available for charter.

The ship was built in 1986 for millionaire publisher and businessman Malcolm Forbes, a man known for his extravagant lifestyle and lavish parties. Among the many illustrious guests Forbes entertained on this stunning vessel were Elizabeth Taylor (who was a close friend of his), Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Robert de Niro, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger.

The yacht is now owned by American financier Roberto de Guardiola, who purchased it in 2012 and had it undergo a comprehensive overhaul, a process which included interior changes, lengthening of the hull, major mechanical revamp, and a full paint job. The ship is now 162-feet long and has a cruising speed of 13 knots. Up to twelve guests can be accommodated in its six staterooms, with adequate spaces for the eleven crew members left as well.

The Highlander, which is currently based in the Mediterranean but is set to move to the Caribbean later this year, is available for charter through superyacht broker Edmiston.


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