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

Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Fasteners

VBP (Visserie Boulonnerie Polynésienne) 1st Choice

2022-04-28 17:50:36 UTC

Island: Tahiti

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.

4-22 They have aluminum pop rivets

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.