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 Maps.me (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) gmail.com
Last update: 26 Sep 2020
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9-2020 SV Claire de Lune This note is to post a positive comment about and the highest recommendation for Christian Lloyd. Christian was hired by me to help with a number of engine issues. They included oil leaks, fuel leaks, alternator belt issues, exhaust plumbing, and general engine room chaos.He worked on my list for a week, fixed everything, was always prompt, communicated his opinions on how everything should go, and was thoroughly professional. He brought his own tools, was careful about the rest of the boat, and will be invited back as the future demands. Should you need help with mechanical, electrical, rigging, painting, or fiberglass repairs, Christian should be your first call. He is anchored off marina Taina on s/v ManaKai and monitors channel 72..
Mechanical - changed impellers, fuel lines, filters etc, recommended new corroded injecter lines and installed them, had several pumps rebuilt, fuel injectors serviced, install electronic fuel pump, added all fuel lines (return lines vents etc) and switches for new secondary fuel tank along with a fuel gauge for the engine panel, replaced virtually all hoses on the engine, mechanical kill/pull switch for the engine, hour meter for the engine, a visual temperature gauge to go along with the "red light /alarm provided in the Yanmar control panel and various other items I don't remember.
1-24-20 Kevin YS Nuku Hiva
I have a referral I’d like to propose for your services guide on your website. His Name is Christian Lloyd, he does mostly mechanical and electrical work. He is British, he and his wife live on their Trimaran Mana Kai in the bay off Marina Taina.
They were here in Nuku Hiva for some time and we did some work together of which I was very pleased with the results. I recommend him highly.