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: 30 Jun 2022

Rigging Wire & Supplies

Christian Lloyd

2020-11-26 05:35:31 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Christain Lloyd
Contact information:
87 26 49 65

6-2020 SV Solecito
Without a doubt if you are looking for someone to assist you in either electrical assistance or mechanical assistance, I'd recommend contacting John Cristian Lloyd. A boat owner and cruiser himself, he approached each project I had (and there were many) with thoroughness, detailed attention (actually reading the product manuals and highlighting which of the various options available we chose to use for future reference for myself or other who may work on the systems later), has methodical attention, professional, honest, personable with a complete set of tools. All the projects he undertook for me were FULLY completed and to my FULL satisfaction (something I can not about various other "professionals" I've hired over the years).
His professional installations of new electronic systems or mechanical systems were to the manufacturers recommended specifications and standards.

Rigging - Christian also noticed errors in my rigging and redid various aspects of my rigging (which had previously been done by a " professional rigger" who had made do with what he was at hand but not done "by the book" and did not make the effort to recommend the proper parts or work.

Christain is honest, thorough, informative, professional and personal. I'd recommend him to anyone who wants the work on their boat done right.

4-2020 SV Baba Aroudj
I would highly recommend hiring Christian Lloyd for boat rigging and deck hardware installation and maintenance. He is a very careful and skilled worker, paying attention every detail before starting to work. he did a great job with the installation of a harken furler my my boat, and everything went perfectly at the first shot. besides, he is a friendly and nice man.

SV Manatee
I am writing to give my strongest recommendations for John Christian Lloyd for his excellent work on diesel mechanics, rigging and electric repairs.
I have know John for many years and have used him extensively in California when he helped us prepare our 52 foot ketch for world cruising.

For more information, see Diesel Mechanic