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

Machine Shops

Javier Marmol

2019-08-04 22:45:24 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.53286

Longitude: -149.543551

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 tel: 87 27 49 31

Machined my new SS prop shaft taper from 1:10 (metric) to 1:16 SAE. Had to
remove 8 cm from length. Cost $30K francs. Done next day. Fit perfectly.
Look for the machine shop lathes down the alleyway full of car repair shops
just beside Laboratoire de Nahoata on Ave Pomare about 1 km past Mairie
Pirae on the right towards Arue. From Coastal Drifter Jun 2018. Note:
Javier on vacation 17 Jun- 17 Aug 2018