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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: 16 Apr 2024

Marine Suppliers

Sin Tung Hing (STH)

2023-10-06 06:57:48 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.528096

Longitude: -149.567219

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Sales Dept

Sin Tung Hing Marine

Sin Tung Hing (STH)

Po Box 1605- 98713 Papeete-Tahiti

French Polynesia

Phone: 689- 40-549 458

Fax: 689- 40-m454 837

Carry assortment of line, lots of general boating equipment needed for fishing boat, dealer for Mercury outboards, Yanmar and Northern Lights.  carry reasonably stock of paints, West System epoxy plus various additives (powders),  some marine engines bits, flares, a few toilet parts and asmall stock of Marine electronics.  Several staff speak English.  

Yanmar Distributor
Updated contact info 6-18
Service - Arnaud
Ph 40549454 / 87281235

Stock Varta batteries

Dealer for Highfield Inflatables

STH has a large assortment of fishing supplies and lures.

Sin Tung Hing Marine is the official Lowrance, Simrad & Raymarine distributor.

STH Marine carries Lowrance radios (Lowrance, Simrad and B&G radios are mostly the same models sold under different brands)

STH has some chain in stock and is able to order chain for you that will take a few months to arrive.

Sin Tung Hing has a limited stock of resins but a good supply of the west system powders.

For Yanmar and Mercury parts
Services Pièces Détachées
Zone Industrielle de la Papeava
Phone:40.549455 FAX:40.454837 

Christian is very helpful and speaks English.  If you are in the islands and need something he is the guy!

Christian KOAN

Christian Koan Sales Dept email is now:

10-2019 SV Panache

STH Marine did the 1,000-hour service on our Yanmar diesel engines. The mechanics were good, but their manager gave them the wrong manual and then interpreted it incorrectly. They set my valves incorrectly. It took me weeks to convince them that they were wrong. They finally relented, agreed I was correct and fixed their mistake. I wonder how many boats in Tahiti are operating with the wrong valve settings

STH Marine are the authorized dealers for Raymarine (as well as other brands). Our two chart plotters failed and Raymarine agreed to replace them under warranty. When ordering the replacement parts from France, STH forgot several items which delayed the installation by about a month.

STH Marine installed a new remote handset for my VHF but forgot to install the software update that is needed for it to function. I didn’t realize this until we were about to leave and didn’t want to risk a problem with a software update at that point. I reinstalled the old handset and will deal with the issue in NZ.