Merle Wood lists Feadship’s Charade superyacht custom built for Paul Allen
Merle Wood Specializes in the sale, purchase, charter and construction of the world’s finest yachts. Specializing in the sale, purchase, charter and construction of the world’s finest yachts from pedigree builders such as Feadship, Amels, Abeking & Rasmussen, Lurssen, Benetti, Christensen, Delta, Trinity, Broward, Mangusta, Mondomarine, Azimut, Palmer Johnson and Heesen, Merle Wood & Associates is the premier yacht brokerage firm in the world. Merle Wood & Associates has been involved in many of the most noteworthy new yacht construction projects since the early 1990′s. Our extensive experience has resulted in the successful completion of more than 75 projects ranging in size from 26 feet to over 450 feet. Among these are varied and complex undertakings, including a fully custom tender, the world’s fastest yacht, and recently, the world’s largest private yacht, which demonstrate our unique ability to work in all areas of the market.
Regarded as one of the world’s best looking and most preeminent yachts custom built by The Feadship De Vries Shipyard back in 1990 for relentless investor and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, this Feadship 46.88 m Charade yacht was also host to Bill Gates for his Hawaiian honeymoon in 1994, besides the setting for Giorgio Armani’s star-studded party for few his Hollywood pals. Originally conceived from the design board of De Voogt Naval Architects, this 154 foot completely electronically steered steel vessel which can easily accommodate 12 discerning guests and 11 crew members, boasts luxurious interiors designed by Mcmillen of New York / Luis Rey. Motoryacht Charade’s luxury appointments include 5 spacious staterooms, including a lavish and state-of-the-art owner’s suite with his and hers bath, private dining salon, sky lounge and all fresco aft deck.
Built by the De Vries yard in 1990, Charade has proven herself as a world cruiser from the Mediterranean to Tahiti, New Zealand, Bahamas, Caribbean, Pacific and all points in between. Luxurious accommodation is for 10 guests in an on deck full beam master suite, two doubles and two twins. Twin 805hp Caterpillar engines give Charade a cruising speed of 12.5 knots.