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Apooti Marina Canvas and Sails

2022-05-17 17:52:42 UTC

Island: Raiatea

Apooiti Marina Canvas Sails
Voilerie Aveia
Regine Faux
+689 40 66 14 04
Hours: Mon-Fri: 07:30 - 11:30

Regine is located in Apooiti Marina and primarily works for the charter companies. But in her spare time she will do canvas work for cruisers.

4-2022: Sugar Shack: Our large 200/sq.m spinnaker blew out during a bad gust. She was really bad with a tear all the way across the center and down the side seam. Plus she had several weak spots. We took our sail to Regine who laid it all out on her large floor while examining the amount of work. She asked if we wanted to color match the sail and we said no as it is a 20+ year old sail and the colors are all faded. We just wanted it to work and did not care if it was pretty.

She said it would take 4/5 days and would cost $800 plus material. We were heading to the states and told her we did not need it for 2 weeks. But she called us 5 days later stating it was done and the cost was $850. When we picked it up she laid it all out again and showed us her work. The next day we flew her and we were super happy with the repairs. The shape remained the same, the weak spots patched and the tears all repaired. I would highly recommend Regine! She was polite, professional, on time and reasonably priced!!