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Iconic American yacht for sale

When The Highlander, the 151-foot Feadship owned by the Forbes family, was mothballed in January 2009, the yachting industry already knew the recession was bad, but few questioned the need to pull the iconic yacht off New York Harbor.

But the yacht, which entertained 9,000 clients and guests a year, was too much a part of business to be gone for long. Some saw it as a symbol of the recession and waited patiently for her to be called back into service, sure that would signal its end.

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