Derecktor Florida has recently begun work on an important refit to the classic 150′ Feadship yacht The Highlander. Penned by the world-renowned Jon Bannenberg and delivered by De Vries Scheepsbouw in 1986, the legendary motor yacht The Highlander was constructed for the equally legendary Malcolm Forbes of Forbes Magazine.
Superyacht The Highlander has been purchased by an experienced yachtsman and his wife with the intent of restoring and updating the vessel, while retaining much of the distinctive Bannenberg profile which they love.
In addition to a more contemporary stern extension, some modifications to the superstructure to better fit their intended use of the vessel and a full exterior paint job with the classic green hull for which the yacht is recognized, the interior will be completely re-furbished and all navigation systems updated.
The work scope includes the addition of zero-speed stabilization and installation of a modern Z-lift stern platform. Other projects include a completely new air-conditioning plant and updates to all the hotel systems. When completed, The Highlander yacht will re-join the world’s mega-yacht fleet, likely operating on the east coast of the USA and in the Mediterranean.
“Derecktor is proud to have been selected to assist in the restoration of this world-famous yacht” said James Brewer, Derecktor’s Sales & Marketing Manager.