A word from our South Pacific partners :
Port Whangarei Marine Centre
Open since late 2015 the Port Whangarei marine Centre is operated by one of New Zealand’s most experienced marine companies, the Oceania Marine Group. Located in deep water in Port Whangarei the marine centre offers all-tide access to extensive hardstand & refit/paint sheds. Haul out is by way of a 100t Cimolai travelift capable of handling up to 10m beam.
- Sail & Motor yacht, catamaran specialists.
- Sealed hardstand, power/water/WiFi inclusive rates.
- Excellent showers, laundry, kitchen & rec. areas.
- Well stocked consumable store.
- Long term storage options.
- Spar and rigging service centre.
- Yacht quality painting, inc. abrasive blasting.
- Interior works, new or refit.
- Full refit. Repair & maintenance options.
Cruising yachts are welcome, we can handle a wide variety of vessels
Vuda Marina Fiji
Fiji is an affordable country full of culture, traditions and amazing scenery. The Fijian people are known as the friendliest people in the world for very good reason. Their welcoming nature and beautiful smile is infectious and you will soon realise that the 18 months your vessel is allowed to stay in the country is simply not long enough. Fiji is very safe, everyone speaks English and due to its geographic location in the Pacific, is very easy to get to by air which makes a quick trip home to visit loved ones, relatively easy to do while you keep your yacht in a safe harbour such as Vuda Marina.
Vuda Marina is conveniently located at Vuda Point, which is situated on the western end of Viti Levu between Nadi International Airport and Lautoka city. The marina is a great place to be based year round. Its crossroads location and close proximity to key areas on the mainland and offshore islands is unique in Fiji. The marina also offers a unique convenience for those wishing to explore the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands (Fijis premiere resort locations and beautiful chain of islands ) situated just off-shore and within eye view.
With World-class repair contractors, Vuda Marina is an affordable destination for all repairs from simple reupholstering jobs to extensive all-over refurbishments. Our ever popular ‘Cyclone Pits’ are the perfect option for those wishing to leave their vessel for an extended period in the Tropics instead of making the arduous journey South to New Zealand or West to Australia.
The BoatYard Vavau
The Kingdom of Tonga is comprised of over 170 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. These are spread over three main island groups, Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u. The Vava’u islands are considered by many to be one of the world’s finest cruising grounds with 40 marked anchorages easily accessible throughout the islands. The people of Tonga are friendly and welcoming and crime is a rarity in these friendly islands. Despite embracing many elements of the contemporary world, Tongans still proudly retain their authentic culture and traditions. Couple this with a Polynesian monarchy that dates back many centuries, and you have a country that remains as close to the ‘true’ Polynesia as you’re likely to find. Many Tongans still live in village communities following traditional customs, especially on the outer islands. The distinctive traditional dress ‘ta’ovala’ – woven waist mats – are commonly worn. Fish and vegetables are still cooked in ‘Umu’ earth ovens. And the ceremonial tradition of kava drinking, the traditional Polynesian drink, is a very real part of Tongan life.
The BoatYard is three years old and a flag bearer for the development of Vava’u’s growing array of marine orientated industries. Ideally located in an old quarry, The BoatYard is protected on three sides by steep hills and the old quarry face. The yard is clean and friendly, and run by the owner/operators cruisers for cruisers. We pride ourselves on our ‘can do’ attitude and providing our customers with a safe, fun and friendly experience. Our hydraulic trailer has been custom built by Hostar Marine in the US and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the cruising boats that visit our waters as well as the local marine operators. It is capable of handling monohulls and specialises in multihulls up to 28 metric tonnes and 58ft smoothly and efficiently.
Professional marine services is an expanding sector in Vava’u and The BoatYard is proud to be home to marine engineers, fabricators and welders, shipwrights, composite fabricators, marine electricians, canvas repair outfits and a brand new well stocked chandlery.
Located at the cross roads of the Pacific, and boasting year round sheltered cruising, Vava’u is the ideal sailors destination and we look forward to welcoming you to our shores.
Whangarei Marine group
Whangarei Marine Promotions have been a partner for the Papeete to Moorea Sailing Rendez – Vous for many years. Our representatives are privileged to participate in this event and enjoy it very much. Most sailors we talk with have already heard about Whangarei in New Zealand as a destination which make it easy for us with just having to provide further information and answering questions. Whangarei does have a user friendly NZ Customs clearance at Marsden Cove Marina in the Whangarei Harbour.
Bay of Islands Marina – Port Opua
Bay of Islands Marina – Port Opua enjoys a close relationship with Archipelagoes and Latitude 38 and is always keen to support the Rendez-vous Regatta event at Tahiti-Moorea.
Many of you will be considering coming to New Zealand following your fantastic stay in French Polynesia and representatives of the Port will be around to encourage you to take your adventures to New Zealand. They will be available to answer questions and help with logistics including arranging any specific services.
Bay of Islands Marina – Port Opua is the main Port of Entry in to New Zealand. Over 430 cruising yachts clear Customs there each year. The Port has a full range of services for yachties including Bay of Islands Marina which runs the Q Dock which has over 400 berths (40 Catamaran Berths) and a Boatyard with a 50 tonne Travel lift and a 100 tonne slipway. It is a warm friendly place set in the iconic Bay of Islands – the most popular recreational boating paradise in New Zealand.
We looking forward to seeing you!
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Style, readability, wide-ranging demographics, long shelf life: those are just a few of the reasons Latitude 38 offers advertisers the best value in the market today. Another important one is reasonable rates. Like everybody else who discovers the magazine, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.
YOTI is Australia’s leading yacht sales platform and experts in the Pacific region with hundreds of completed yacht and multihull sales for world cruisers. Whether selling offshore or continuing onto and selling in Australia, the experts at YOTI can offer you the best advice and widest international reach.
A word from our local partners:
The Municipality of Moorea-Maiao is a city in French Polynesia composed by two islands: Moorea and Maiao. For all the Moorea Maiao’s news , practical information, downloadable documents, we are at your disposition to answers to your questions.
Tahiti Tourisme is an organims in charge of the Tahiti And Its Islands’s marketing which oversees all marketing and advertising activities, public relations, promotion, events and travel advice made on our international markets. It’s first mission is to bring tourists to Tahiti And Its Islands, this economic interest group is composed of a local team working with 12 performances to ensure the presence of 18 foreign markets.
Air Tahiti Nui
We offer daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Paris and Los Angeles as well as convenient flights to Auckland and Tokyo. With our code share partners SNCF rail in France, American Airlines in the USA and Qantas in Australia, we link to over 39 other cities including Sydney, New York and Marseilles.
Our fresh and dynamic crew make our passengers feel like they are already in Tahiti as soon as they step on board. The smile and generosity of our teams, the elegant and refined design of the cabins, the sound of ukulele, and the fragrance of the Tiare flower that is offered with our traditional «Maeva», the Tahitian word for welcome, are some of the tokens of friendliness that we extend. They demonstrate the human and uniquely Tahitian part of our character.
Air Tahiti Nui has been selected as one of the “World’s Best” international airlines by readers of Travel +Leisure in 2011, 2010 and 2008 and as Best Airline in the South Pacific, 2011 and 2012 by readers of Global Traveler.
City of Papeete
We are here to facilitate community life in the city and provide the public services that our citizens deserve.
We were elected for Papeete commits to sustainable and mastered development and we hope to create favorable life conditions that will leads us to progress, prosperity and good living conditions for our children to grow up in security and social harmony.
Port Authority of Papeete
The Port Authority of Papeete was created on January 13th 1962, the year when the “Centre d’Expérimentation du Pacifique” settled in the island of Moruroa, located in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia.
The Port of Papeete remains submitted to rules of public accounting and to procedures proper to public establishments. Nevertheless, new operating rules of the entity enable it to model its management methods on those of the private sector, and then to beneficiate from a bigger margin of management and a high ability to react.
The Port Authority of Papeete enjoys a full financial autonomy, managing its own resources and expenses.
Serving customers, investing, managing the domain and protecting installations: these are duties of the Port, an essential player of the economic development in French Polynesia. Thus, the Port Authority of Papeete undertakes actions and investments to complete successfully these duties.
Tahiti Crew is an official partner of the Latitude 38 Pacific Puddle Jump Rally. We began operating as a Crew Placement Agency in 2012 based in Tahiti, French Polynesia. We specialize in assisting Super Yachts with the sourcing and placement of crews whether on a daily, a seasonal or a permanent basis. In order to ensure that we have a wide network of available candidates we work closely with similar agencies in both Australia and New Zealand.
We at Tahiti Crew have since opened our doors to other sailing vessels cruising French Polynesia and offer assistance with everything from arrival and departure formalities, berthing and ship handling to provisioning, land based accommodation and bookings for various excursions.
Created in 1991, the SARL Aremiti, « the Wings of the ocean », is a family owned company, based in Papeete, Tahiti.
Our mission is the transportation of passengers, goods and vehicles between the island of Tahiti and Moorea.
Since the beginning of our operations, high quality service, efficient and comfortable ships are the motivations of the team.
Throughout the years, our fleet has been renewed to offer faster, yet more comfortable crossings for our customers.
Sin Tung Hing
Based at Tahiti, Sin Tung Hing Marine suggesting solutions of quality that cover the whole of your needs to build, equip and maintain your boat. Sin Tung Hing Marine SA is today the oldest International Distributor of the Mercury engines in the world (since 1955). She belongs to the companies gathered in counter of importation which it created and which thrived with the entry of Polynesia in the modern era since 1960. With three stores in Tahiti (PAPEETE – Marina Taina – Taravao), representatives in the islands, a wallet of key brands, and an Engineering service gathering seven people full-time, Sin Tung Hing Marine works each day to become the Center of the Sea.
They will be present on June 23rd and will make their contribution with a stand of initiation to the splices. They will also give of the batches in partnership with manufacturing of Liros. In addition, they will offer 10 % discount on the entire store to the Tahiti Moorea Sailing Rendezvous’s participants.
Eco Car Tahiti
Rent a car or Rent a scooter in Tahiti
- Full insurance included
- Unlimited mileage
- Free pick-up of vehicle and customer anywhere on Tahiti *
- Special rates available from day 1 of rental
- Courtesy Infant/child seat
- 7 days a week & 24 hours a day *
- Guaranteed and immediate online booking
Tahiti Yacht Club
The Tahiti Yacht Club has existed since 1953. It’s an association of about 250 members witch houses 200 boats. Its vocation is to promote the practice of sailing in French Polynesia. To this end, the YCT organizes courses and regattas in Optimists, Hobies Cat and cruisers.
Situated on the northern coast of Tahiti in Arue, the YCT has waters particularly favorable to sailing with a lagoon and a bay (Matavai Bay) sheltered from the swell but benefiting from the regular winds.
Visitors are welcomed for a few days on the moorings and pontoons that are available.
The YCT also hosts on its site other independent independent structures: a club restaurant, the Arue Sailing School, the Scubatek diving center, a gas station, the Coconut Station snack bar.
Multihull Solutions is Asia Pacific’s leading new and pre-owned cruising multihull specialist. Whether you want to sell your multihull, buy a new or pre-owned multihull or service or maintain your boat, Multihull Solutions has experienced teams here in Tahiti, as well as Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Asia, ready to help you.
Multihull Solutions deal exclusively in multihulls and represent leading brands: Fountaine Pajot, Neel trimarans, Corsair Marine.
As a supporter of all types of sailing, racing and cruising in the Pacific, Multihull Solutions is pleased to sponsor the Tahiti Moorea Sailing RDV and is commitment to developing a strong local service centre in Tahiti.
The Jus de Fruits de Moorea factory was established in 1981 in partnership with the island’s pineapple growers, as at that time, the fresh-fruit market was not able to absorb the total production of pineapple. In November 1981 under the Rotui brand, the factory produces its first pineapple pure juice, which encounters great success. Thus, the brand Rotui was established as a quality brand.
In 1984, the factory diversified with the creation of Manutea Tahiti SA, a society dealing with tropical alcohols, liquors, eaux-de-vie and fruits wines. It manufactures also jams, vanilla.
Les 3 Brasseurs
Les 3 Brasseurs Tahiti opened their doors on June 13 1998. It is the only Polynesian microbrewery, producing locally craft beer unpasteurized: the authentic taste! live music from Thursday to Saturday night. Restaurant, bar and beer brewed on site.
Sail South Pacific
Sail South Pacific produce a series of resources to help cruisers “Cruise with Confidence” through the South West Pacific. Sail Tonga and Sail Fiji app based cruising guides are produced in both iOS and Android format, the recently released Sail New Zealand is as yet only available in iOS.
Passage planning, passage entry details, waypoints, anchorages, cautions, photo’s, videos, resources, clearance information, VHF channels, contact details, links to forms, tides and much more at your fingertips, all in one place, easy and intuitive to use. What more could a skipper need? How about services, suppliers, activities both ashore and afloat, best places to see and those to avoid, cruising notes so you’re not fighting the elements and aerial drone footage of anchorages, tight passages, marinas and special features. Visit www.sailsouthpacifc.com for more details.
Sail South Pacific are also PredictWind weather ambassadors and will be presenting South Pacific Weather and Passage Planning seminars at this years Tahiti Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, the best Sailing Rendezvous in the South Pacific.