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: 24 Mar 2023
2020-11-30 02:55:14 UTC
GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Longitude: -149.567089view in google maps
Fare Ute, Papeete
Martial Oberli (speaks English)
There are very few 12V panels most are 24-48V for residential or commercial. But stock is constantly rotating so be sure to check it out
11-2020 SV Mat-Lau III Sunzil is a large commercial installer of solar systems in French Polynesia. They will also supply top quality batteries, solar panels and solar controllers to the boating community at reasonable prices.Sunzil supplied 9 off CsPower HTL 12-150 AH Gel Batteries to Mat-Lau III at a very competitive price in June 2019. We are very happy with the performance of these batteries.In September 2020, Sunzil supplied 4 off Jinko 340 watt solar panels, and assisted us with the importation of a Victron SmartSolar MPPT 250/100 Controller. Sunzil will not fabricate Inox frames for the panels, so after a hugely frustrating experience with every marine stainless steel fabricator on Tahiti, we finally found Metali’nox who fabricated the frame to our detailed drawings. Sunzil co-ordinated with Metali’nox to ensure the panels would fit.
The staff at Sunzil are very knowledgeable, and the proprietor Jimmy Wong and his Sales Manager Martial Oberi, were very helpful - both speak English.
We are 100% satisfied with our solar panels - what a difference it makes to have power to burn.
10- 2019 (S/V Moskito Valiente) At the end we bought with Sunzil and we’re very happy with it in overall! :)
2017-2018 (SV Jacaranda) We have purchased a few different panels from Sunzil and have been very happy with the service and price. Martial even dropped them off after work at the Papeete Marina. Martial also shipped a panel to us in the Marquesas as well. Highly recommend them