Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 20 Oct 2018

Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Fasteners

VBP (Visserie Boulonnerie Polynésienne)

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.530485
Longitude: -149.571079
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Two shops in Tahiti

Fare Uti



Recently moved and is aprox 150 meters se of Nautisport.  They speak English




The best stock of bolts especially stainless is VBP.  They carry a number of stainless shackles, hose champs, rod stock, and even stock helicoils; But don’t expect to find imperial sizes.

We needed a new steering cable in 7mm stainless steel, and VBP had it. They were very helpful, and also had a lot of shackles, rings and bolts in SS marine quality.

They also have a lot of good tools, like drill bits etc. In the high end, though, with good quality.