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.
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Last update: 15 Jan 2021
Sin Tung Hing (STH)
2020-11-26 06:20:33 UTC
GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Longitude: -149.567219view in google maps
Sin Tung Hing Marine
Sin Tung Hing (STH)
Po Box 1605- 98713 Papeete-Tahiti
Phone: 689- 40-549 458
Fax: 689- 40-m454 837
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.
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.