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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.

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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.

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Last update: 13 May 2021


´╗┐Raiatea Carenage

2021-04-28 17:37:35 UTC

Island: Raiatea

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -16.735995

Longitude: -151.485035

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Raiatea Carenage

 + 689 40 60 05 45, VHF 68,,

Hours: Mon-Thur: 0730-1200 and 1300-1630. Fri: 0730-1200 & 1300-1530.

Mgr: Dominic


They have a travel lift, travel trailer, and railway platform. They can lift monohulls and multihulls (cats and trimarans) and general facilities.

In November 2020 they will receive a new 50-ton travel lift and a new 50-ton trailer. Dominque is the manager and fiberglass expert and is fluent in English.


Carenage has 3 ways to haul vessels: Travel lift, Trailer, Platform.  They can haul cats as well as monohulls.  They also perform most of the haul outs on the charter fleet in Raiatea.  Haulout & long term dry storage