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: 25 Sep 2023
2020-11-08 05:46:20 UTC
GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Longitude: -139.544409view in google maps
We had Metali’nox fabricate a stainless steel frame for the installation of 4 x 340 watt solar panels across the stern of our Lagoon 500. The end result was very impressive and we are 100% satisfied with their work.
I should stress that we supplied very detailed fabrication drawings, and Metali’nox followed them exactly as specified - they got it right the first time and we had no rework. They delivered the frame to the boat and even helped with the installation at no additional cost.
Metali’nox will not polish stainless steel to a polished mirror finish, but their 320 grit polished finish is very pleasing to the eye.
The Manager, Dan, speaks English and communicates by email with the assistance of Google Translate. He is a very likeable and helpful young man.