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 160+ pages of information on vendors and services in Papeete and some businesses in Mo'orea and Raiatea. 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: 14 Oct 2019

Rigging Wire & Supplies

Mat Rigging Service

2019-08-04 22:45:26 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Mat Rigging Service  
+689 87720502
Has a van  to come to your boat with swedging machine.

10-2019 SV Panache
Mat has a reputation as the best rigger in Tahiti. We had him inspect our rigging. He found several issues. The manufacturer replaced the parts under warranty and Mat did the installation. The inspection was 20,000XPF but money very well spent

10-17 SV Fandango Ian mentioned on the SSB Poly Mag net that he had great results with Matt re-rigging his boat. The prices were fair and Matt came in under his original quote. Ian said it was less than he would have paid in NZ.

1-17 SV Jacaranda We used him. He showed up at the boat when he said he would and charged us his quoted price.  Good guy and would recommend him