Vantares were a line of yachts imported from Taiwan in the late ‘80s, mostly to the West Coast through dealers in Southern California and Seattle. The owner of the company, Mike Guth, was a retired Navy officer and he had the boats built at Chung-Hwa. The first was a 58-footer designed by Jack Sarin, followed by a 64-footer. They all had “cab-forward” styling with the pilothouse very far forward to maximize the saloon. All sorts of power was available, with most getting Cats or Johnson & Towers, but you could also opt for vee-drives, jet drive or Arnesons, although I doubt if any were built. They all had upscale detailing, with imported Italian lighting and the like, but they were typical of Taiwan construction for the time and had balsa-coring throughout the hull and deck, so that would be something to consider. The company lasted a few years and Guth left boatbuilding and moved to Florida where he started building the luxurious Vantare motor coaches that were very successful for years.