Superyacht of the Week: The Vantage Fleet

Written by Charl van Rooy

It is not often that we are able to get an insight into the operations of a superyacht mothership and her accompanying support vessel. An extension commonly reserved for some of the most private of private yachts, we are now able to take you on an inside tour of what this double luxury lifestyle experience consists of. The two members of Vantage Fleet, the 45.7 metre Vantage and 53.3 metre Ad-Vantage, joined up for the first time in December last year and are now available for charter in the South Pacific to the ultimate thrill-seeking and most adventurous of guests.

Spanning a total of 99 metres in length, the Palmer Johnson superyacht Vantage and Damen-built support vessel Ad-Vantage together make for the perfect blend of luxury, speed, comfort and functionality. The pair offer guests endless possibilities ranging from comfy outdoor cinema experiences and fine dining events to captivating exploration missions and fun-filled family days on the water. Currently based in Tahiti, the fleet is available for charter as a pair or separately depending on guests’ lifestyle needs.

Vantage was designed for guests to enjoy the life outdoors with open end sloping aft decks making for a good mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. The flybridge offers a panoramic view and boasts a Jacuzzi with sun loungers, a dining area and a large seating area in the shade with a pop up flat screen television.

Having undergone a refit period at Oceania Marine in New Zealand early in 2015, the 2010-built Vantage is in top condition. Her 12 guests are accommodated for across five staterooms with the master suite located on main deck forward. The suite comprises of a lobby, and inside the suite, a study area to starboard and seating area to port.

The main saloon brings the sunshine inside with plenty of natural light and sweeping full length windows in the dining room. The master cabin offers a wonderful shaded cocoon and throughout the architecture is complemented by a bright and natural interior finished with a mixture of textures and fun elements.

Once anchored, Vantage transforms into the ideal island of fun with easy access into the water from the swim platform and a garage filled with watersport gear.

What Vantage lacks in toy-carrying capabilities, Ad-Vantage more than makes up for in open deck space and dedicated supply proficiencies.Having recently completed a total transformation also carried out by Oceania Marine, Ad-Vantage was once used as an offshore support vessel. Today she serves as the ultimate water sport and exploration station on the Pacific.

With her own dedicated and professional crew, Vantage offers guests the ability to reach ocean depths they never would have imagined possible in an on board submarine named Moby. Other on-deck tenders include a 34’ sportsfisher, a 26’ fast RIB as well as a G21 Wakeboat that is ideal for all kinds of fun watersports. A Van Dutch 40 chase boat follows Vantage wherever she goes. A dedicated toy garage makes for easy stowing of dive gear and fishing equipment.

Available to operate separately from her mothership, and capable to cater to her own set of guests, the purpose built interior that was designed to carrying 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.

Both yachts are manned by experienced and friendly crew ready to take guests on an unforgettable ocean adventure. To meet the crews, or learn more about the boat, go here. Vantage & Ad-Vantage are currently available for charter through Ocean Independence cruising Fiji, French Polynesia and other South Pacific areas.

Photos by Rodolphe Holler & Greg Lebacon



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