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

Fiberglass, Resins, Gelcoat

Luc Vacher Fiberglass work

2022-02-15 22:59:09 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Luc Vacher Coponat

Best to read the reports about him in the refrigerator section. May want to stay clear based on his shoddy business practices and work ethic.

Repairs hulls,centerboards, rudders works with polyester and epoxy fiberglass, carbon, kevlar, foam, CP gel coat and paint.

2-2022 SV SV Luna I recently discovered a crack in one the stringers/lengthwise frame elements close to the keel I ended up hiring Luc Vaucher Coponat for the job. I am very happy about the whole process. Good work and good communication. I can definitely recommend him. For anyone interested.. The crack did not go into the stringer itself. It was the fiberglass bonding the stringer to the hull that had popped.