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Damen support yacht Ad Vantage underway to join mothership


It seems like yesterday when the 54m Damen-built Sea Axe support vessel Ad Vantage arrived in the New Zealand port of Whangarei to start work on her transformation into a superyacht support vessel at Oceania Marine. Diverse Projects, the company that was in charge of the refit operations has now reported that the vessel has departed New Zealand and is en route to join her mothership, the 45.70 metre Palmer Johnson superyacht Vantage.

Used as an offshore support vessel previously, Ad Vantage’s purpose built interior for the carrying of 60+ crew members was removed and three new guest cabins, a captain’s cabin as well as a mess area and office was installed on the main deck. Below, the crew area and galley were stripped and upgraded, fit for its new purpose as a superyacht support vessel.

Outside on main deck, a new Bolidt synthetic deck has been applied, a stern anchor fitted to the transom area and a submarine garage installed, which was constructed offsite and will greatly enhance the mothership’s exploration capabilities.

Earlier in the year, superyacht Vanatge also paid a visit to Oceania Marine where the 2010-built yacht received a refit. The following video shows her being re-launched at the site.

By Charl van Rooy, photos by Diverse Projects

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