February 6, 2017

Want to explore French Polynesia—Tahiti, Bora-Bora
or the remote Tuamotu Archipelago, an untouched fishing and diving mecca? Look no further than Vantage, built in 2010 by Palmer Johnson, but it’s fresh from an extensive refit earlier this year.

The 150-foot sport yacht not only explores the most pristine bucket-list destinations in style, but guests are welcome to bring extra luggage. That’s because Vantage will be trailed by Ad-Vantage, its 180-foot Damen shadow boat. The shadow boat allows for an almost-unheard-of flotilla of tenders and water toys that won’t clutter up the mothership. The tenders include a 40-foot VanDutch motor yacht for cruising the local islands and a 34-foot Jupiter center-console boat for diving and fishing in remote waters.

The other onboard vessels include a Hobie Cat sailboat, a bunch of kayaks and water toys, and an optional three-person submersible. The mini-sub is capable of carrying guests 3,000 feet beneath the sea in true Jules Verne style. Vantage has five staterooms for 10 guests, but with Ad-Vantage’s extra accommodations, 16 guests can make the trip of a lifetime into the heart of Polynesia. (

Length: 150 feet

Beam: 27 feet, 7 inches

Guests: 16

Crew: 9

Weekly Rates: from $192,500

Source of Information: Robb Report

Vantage and Ad-Vantage