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Last update: 25 May 2024

Sewing Machine: New, Repairs

Célestin sewing machine repair

2023-07-21 20:56:01 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.569085

Longitude: -149.60587

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Célestin Sewing Machine Repair
Tel 87 31 70 53
It is located on Faaa at St Hilaire at the water castle.

7-23 reported he is no longer in business.
Access: road before Batipol, continue until after the 5th speed bump, 2nd path on the right, up to a yellow house, there take the middle path, along a rounded wall, it is a house with an upper floor on the left.

He does not deal with electronic sewing machines ....

0202022. SV Auntie GREAT SEWING MACHINE REPAIR! Had my 60 year old Pfaff sewing machine repaired and seviced yesterday by a wonderful man. I highly recommend Celstine for non-electronic sewing machine repair. Call the phone number in the Tahiti Cruising Guide (not the one posted here several weeks ago), and he will come meet you at the Faa’a airport and take you to his house which is place of repair. He is a master!

The coordinates may be accurate, but the neighborhood is complicated, best win is to call and follow him.

11-2021 SV Freevol It is really perfect, fast, and explains everything he does and why, tells you about all your maintenance faults and the remedies to be taken. It is not expensive at all !!! He repairs all brands of sewing machines, including professional ones.
17 34.0893S 149 36.2081W

5-2020 A Tahitian friend recommended this guy that repaired her sewing machine.

I recommend Célestin sewing machine repair.
He is fast, efficient, clean and nice.