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.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (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)

Last update: 21 Jun 2024

Diesel Mechanic

Thomas Lefebvre

2023-11-15 21:16:31 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Thomas Lefebvre
+689 87 30 40 63

11-23 SV Elvira Thomas helped us out with an exhaust solution. He is nice, fast, good priced and professional. He is though more of a mechanic than a specialist on diesel motors. 

4-23  We blew out our wet exhaust leaving marina Taina on a Saturday. We ended up out in the mooring field in front of the airport. Another sailer called him for us, and he came out on his boat on Sunday to look at our engine. He gave us his recommendation, we got into Papeete that afternoon, and he came and replaced the exhaust on Monday. He’s been doing a lot of work on our friends boat next to us, an older catana 38