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Expedition Yacht Charter in French Polynesia

The 150-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Vantage is available with her shadow boat, the 180-foot Ad-Vantage

Now here’s some pretty cool news from Ocean Independence: The 150-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Vantage has charter dates open this June in French Polynesia, in tandem with the owner’s 180-foot Damen Sea Axe support vessel Ad-Vantage.

French Polynesia is obviously a bucket-list charter destination, and exploring those islands with this tandem-yacht charter program is a truly unique opportunity.

Having a support vessel, also sometimes called a “shadow boat,” for the mothership charter yacht is kind of like being able to take a semi-trailer full of toys along with you on a road trip.

That’s why Vantage is able to charter with a slew of tenders and toys that simply wouldn’t fit on other 150-foot yachts. For instance, charter clients have access to a 40-foot Vandutch tender along with a 34-foot Jupiter center-console tender. Ad-Vantage also carries a full-on Hobie Cat for anyone who wants to go sailing off Vantage‘s aft deck. A three-person submersible is also part of the program (at an extra rate) and is capable of taking guests down to more than 3,000 feet below sea level.

All of it in French Polynesia, whose islands range from the society-infused Tahiti and Bora Bora out to the more remote Tuamotus archipelago for serious fishing and scuba diving.

Vantage is a 2010 build that most recently was refit in 2016. She has five staterooms, but with the extra accommodations aboard Ad-Vantage, there is room for 16 guests in total.

The lowest weekly base rate is $192,500. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board.

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