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.

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Last update: 31 May 2024

Machine Shops

Poly Industrie

2023-11-15 20:17:41 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.52917

Longitude: -149.575811

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Poly Industrie

Motu Uta

Eric Sanford - Speaks Excellent English

40-43-28-40

Note: Mismarked on the marina map.  They are located on the first left once over the bridge in Motu Ute.  Then turn left once in the yard and backtrack towards the bridge.  Last opening before you get to end of building

The biggest machine shop which services the large commercial enterprises is Poly Industries which is on Motu Uta in the first building on the harbor side of the road after the bridge from Fare Ute.  Excellent work. Expect to wait several days.


9-23 SV Elvira  

Poly industries in Motu Uta. They can provide any making of any PVC form you need, for example new rudder bearings. Cheap, high quality and very nice people


7-23 SV Auntie 

Had Poly Industries do several small jobs: make several brass bushings, re- thread several aluminum bits, and make a plastic crossover for tricolor. Often times small jobs are not of interest to companies, but that is not what I found here. All jobs done well and quickly. Eric, manager or owner, speaks good English and is very helpful