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1990 Feadship 154' 47.00 m - BG Charade

$ 11,999,999 USD

1990 classic 47m/154ft Feadship Motor Yacht was the first Feadship to be completely electronically steered! A major refit in 2015 upgraded the electronics, systems, equipment, interior, added a new jacuzzi on sundeck, and much more! Call today for a personal showing of this magnificent yacht.

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Vessel ID# 2809121 Last Updated: 03-25-2024 09:58:51


Her owner of 10 years has authorized a $2,000,000 price reduction.

Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible opportunity. 

Custom built by the finest creative minds for Paul Allen of Microsoft, BG Charade set a new standard for the yachting industry. After successfully completing 3 circumnavigations under Allen’s ownership and serving as the esteemed venue for the honeymoon of Bill and Melinda Gates, she has proven herself as an iconic world traveler capable of exceeding the limits for her demanding owners.


Built to Lloyds Classification and delivered in 1990, this incredible yacht boasts 499GT’s of pure luxury. She has a phenomenal range in excess of 5,000nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots, and a top speed of 15.5 knots. A full technical and cosmetic refit in 2016 valued at over $6 million included 2 new Kohler generators, her CAT engines fully rebuilt, fresh teak on all exterior spaces, Quantum Zero-Speed Stabilizers, and a full electrical and systems update.


BG Charade’s refinished interior received a ‘Hampton Beach House’ interior accommodating up to 12 guests in 6 generous cabins consisting of a full beam master suite and VIP suite on the main deck, with four further guest cabins below deck. She can accommodate up to 10 crew members ensuring you and your guests the finest experience onboard.


BG Charade offers a truly unique purchasing opportunity, distinguished by its status as a classic and timeless Feadship, featuring a contemporary interior design. The significant role she has played in the superyacht industry has afforded her a status that is assured for years to come. Her new owner will not only be acquiring a superyacht of premium pedigree, but will be continuing a legacy of luxury and adventure.


Aaron Antonson

Professional Yacht Broker




LOA: 153' 10'' (46.89 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 1990

Beam: 28'

Draft Max: 9' 7''

Cabins: 6

Sleeps: 12

Heads: 8

Crew Sleeps: 10

Maximum Speed: 15.5 Knots

Cruise Speed: 12 Knots

Range NMI: 5000

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Steel

Fuel Tank: 18439 Gallons (69799.17 Liters)

Fresh Water: 5046 Gallons (19101.18 Liters)

Builder: Feadship



1990 Feadship 157'


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: 3508 DI-TA
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 905.19
  • Power KW: 675.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: 3508 DI-TA
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 905.19
  • Power KW: 675.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Location: Starboard

Full Details

Refit History


  • Install new monitoring system. Include tank levels, generator, and M/E gauges
  • New Generators installed
  • Updated computer server and Wifi
  • New Fire alarm system
  • New BBQ
  • All new cushion covers
  • Galley equipment updated

2015 Major Refit:

  • Raised overheads throughout the interior
  • All new interior flooring, wall coverings, and hardware
  • All new AV, electronics, and TVs
  • Original dining room converted to VIP cabin
  • Full galley upgrade (new range, refrigerator, freezer, cabinets, countertops, etc.)
  • New exterior Teak decks
  • New jacuzzi installed
  • All new exterior furniture and cushions
  • Quantum zero speed stabilizers installed

Vessel Walkthrough

Accommodation For Up To 12 Guests In Six Cabins, As Follows:


·        King sized master cabin, located forward on the main deck; En suite, with Bath and Bidet


·        1 x VIP cabin, King sized berth, main deck

·        2 x Queen cabins, Lower Deck Forward

·        2 x Twin cabins (both convert into King berth), Lower Deck Aft


·        Accommodation for up to 10 crew in five cabins as follows:

·        1 x Captain’s cabin

·        9 x Crew in 4 x cabins

Galley & Laundry Equipment

·        MAIN GALLEY: True Refrigerator and True Freezer

·        LAUNDRY: 2 x Miele Pro Washer/Dryers

·        PANTRY LOCATIONS: Main Deck and Bridge Deck

·        WINE REFRIGERATORS: 3 x U-Line, 1 x custom cellar in salon

Communication Equipment

·        SATCOM: Furuno C



·        TELEPHONE EXCHANGE: Panasonic

·        INTERCOM SYSTEM: Panasonic

·     2x Starlink Antennas

Navigation Equipment

·        MAGNETIC COMPASS: Observer

·        GYRO COMPASS: Anschutz

·        AUTOMATIC PILOT: Robertson 9, MK II

·        LOG: B&G

·        ECHO SOUNDER: Furuno

·        RADAR: Furuno X & S Band

·        CHART PLOTTER: Simrad ECDIS and TZ

·        GPS: Furuno

·        NAVTEX: Furuno


Entertainment Equipment


·        Direct TV

·        KVH IP Mobile Cast (Movies)

·        iPad/iPod docking stations.

TVs Samsung TVs throughout yacht:

·        Sky Lounge and Main Lounge 75 inch TV

·        Master cabin 47 inch TV

·        VIP cabin 40 inch TV

·        Guest Cabins 50 inch TV


·        XBOX ONE


·        1 x 18ft Novurania, with Yamaha 150hp 4-Stroke

·        1 x 32ft Intrepid 2 x 300HP

·        2x Yamaha Waverunners


·    2-story Inflatable Slide

·    2-story Walk Climbing Wall

·     4x Sea Bobs

·     2x E-Foils

·     Paddle Boards

·     2 Kayaks

·     Full Array of Watersports Toys (Wakeboards, Inflatable Tubes, Waterskis, etc.)

·        Snorkeling Gear

·        Scuba Gear

Deck Equipment:

·        ANCHOR WINDLASS: Steen



·        BOAT CRANE & DAVITS: Marquipt

·        PASSERELLE: Akerboom

·        SIDE BOARDING LADDERS: Marquipt

·        SEARCHLIGHT: Perko

·        AWNING: On Aft Deck

·        JACUZZI DIP POOL: 5 person Island Spas, located on the sun deck

·        BARBEQUE: Gas Barbeque on Bridge Deck

·        BAR: Dry-Bar in Sky Lounge

Safety & Security Equipment


·        Electric Dump, Diesel Pump

·        FM-200 ER, Halcon in Galley

·        Dry Chem in Stack


·        Imtec + Appo Fire

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


154 Feadship MY 1990, BG CHARADE

BG CHARADE is a classic superyacht designed and built by Feadship, the renowned Dutch shipyard in 1990. Feadship DeVoogt provided naval architecture and Studio DeVoogt, the exterior design.  She was custom-built for Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen for luxurious circumnavigation with a ground-breaking pilothouse that featured electronic steering—no helm wheel! The “larger than life” helm command center was refit with new modern upgraded electronics that include large touchscreens with the vessel management system and VHF radio to port, Furuno remote; AIS information in the digital chart, B&G equipment, another Furuno remote to starboard along with the depth sounder and sonar. The tiller lever is to port of the shift and throttle controls with manual shift and throttle in the engine room as back-up. Overhead are steering gear, compass light, gearbox, and engine analog gauges, wiper controls and another VHF radio. There are no helm chairs—just two benches; captain is alert and standing when on duty! The engineer’s office located next to the engine room also features the Yacht Management System and all controls. BG CHARADE recently underwent a Lloyd’s Class 10-year technical class survey—a major undertaking!

Notable among the 2015 major refit, was the addition of the main deck VIP ensuite stateroom, which replaced the formal dining room that was moved aft. Also on the main deck, the master head that originally was a Jack and Jill arrangement was redesigned to feature a bathtub in the center area with his and her sinks on either side, a massive shower with built-in bench to port, and a separate toilet to starboard; the master suite is full beam and a luxurious private haven for the owner.

Aaron Antonson

For more information about this yacht please contact Aaron Antonson
We look forward to working with you!

Aaron Antonson

Professional Yacht Broker



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