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: 16 Jan 2022

Electronics (Marine)

Marine Elec

2021-09-28 15:59:08 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Marine Elec
87 37 47 15

Alex services Simrad, Lowrance, B&G, Garmin, Raymarine.
I can also work on sat phone issues.
Alex is the Raymarine warranty service / dealer for French Polynesia

SWR meter to check vhf and vhf antenna.

9-21 SV Nuwam2
I would recommend Alex Marine Elec. Alex is currently installing a range of electronics on our boat. Alex is professional and his work is very good.

9-2021 SV Ipanema Very please with Marine Elec!

12-2020 SV September AM
Alex was able to attend to our navigation electronics problem at short notice, after another appointment was postponed.
He diagnosed quickly and was able to communicate in English. Professional.  

11-2020 SV Sea Bear
We recently decided to change from our AGM/generator set up to solar panels and lithium batteries such that we could be totally off the grid and rarely rely on our generator. Alex from Marine Electric installed 5 x 330w solar panels, 3 x 200Ah lithium batteries and all of the monitoring equipment that goes with it. His work was carried out with utmost care to detail, and very professionally. We were so impressed with his work ethic and the quality of installation. When we have had a few questions after the installation was complete, he's always been very responsive and helpful. We love our new set up and would highly recommend Alex if anyone is considering upgrading as we did!

5-20 SV Notorious
Very competent, meeting stable, speaks good English and is mega fair.

5-20 SV Capall Mara
Alex is excellent

10-19 SV Counting Stars
Alexandre at Marine Elec in PPT fixed my generator wiring. He shows up on time, makes everything perfect and extremely fair with pricing.