For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

The Tahiti Cruisers Guide is brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia. In January 2018, we added GPS coordinates and links to Google Maps to assist in locating businesses.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (best for Papeete) or Google Maps.

Especially thankful to John (SV Mary Ann II) and Steve (SV Ocean Star) for their huge effort in supplying a vast amount of information for the guide.

The guide is a community effort. Updates and new additions are greatly appreciated. If you find the guide useful or find something that needs updating please drop us a note at tahiticruisersguide (AT)

Last update: 31 May 2024


Bottom Paint

2021-01-10 17:25:16 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Ocean 2000
International Micron, Ultra, Long Life, Seahawk products
Other brands as well


Sin Tung Hing

ETS Aming

Fare Ute
40 505 288
S.A.V. 40 505 289 (I don't know what SAV is but it's on their card...)

32 Avenue du Chef ValraatoaBP 327 - 98713 - Papeete

From what I gather it's a general purpose hardware store that has a
selection of marine stuff including bottom paint (International brand.Possibly others?)


Hempel Bottom Paint hey have everything! Epoxi primer, Polyenamel, Antifouling.... Good company with knowledge (Special training from Hempel)

Hempel Quartro (Epoxi Primer): XPF7388 / 5 liters plus 16%VAT
Hempel Polyenamel ( Polyurethane White 2 comp.) XPF10475 / 5 liters plus 16% VAT
Hempel Globic 9000 (Antifouling Blue) XPF11325 / 5 liters plus 16% VAT