Merle Wood lists Feadship’s Charade superyacht custom built for Paul Allen
Everybody with a yacht knows him; Merle Wood, renowned as the most successful billionaires’ yacht broker, is the man whose clients includes Carl Icahn, Larry Ellison, Roman Abramovich, David Geffen, among many others. Owner of the Florida-based Merle Wood & Associates, the world’s premier yacht brokerage company, which claims to have concluded sales in excess of $25 billion, has now listed the superyacht Charade for $13.9 million. 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.
Renowned for cruising the globe’s furthest shores, and making history after sailing up the Amazon River, this vessel comes with twin 905 hp Caterpillar 3508 DI-TA engines, which enables it to cruise at the speed of 15 knots.
The luxury yacht Charade is believed to have been sold by Paul Allen, who now owns three more yachts, including the 199 feet Meduse yacht, which is the smallest yacht owned by Allen, the giant 303- feet long, $100 million Tatoosh yacht, and the $200 million, 416 foot long yacht Octopus, which held the title of the biggest yacht in the world when it was delivered.