Popular superyacht marinas nestled in the breath-taking French Polynesia yacht charter destination include Marina Taina and Papeete Port. As reported by Etienne Boutin of Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti: “The main hub for yachts in French Polynesia is Tahiti Island with Marina Taina the main destination and Papeete Port a second choice.”
Located five miles West of Papeete harbour, Marina Taina was the first Superyacht facility constructed, built in 1994 and was expanded in 2004. Marina Taina offers a safe, quiet and pollution-free environment in a beautiful lagoon.
The Marina is close to Faa’a International Airport, Papeete city amenities and is within walking distance from Carrefour shopping mall, with the largest supermarket in Tahiti.
Two cement docks are reserved for luxury yachts and the marina can handle up to 27 units at the same time (stern-to-mooring with anchor and lines on bottom moorings – depth 3 to 15m). Services include electricity 220 V/ 380 V – Three phases – 60 Hz. – 60 to 250 Amps), fresh water, marine gas station (fuel delivery on board by pipe), three restaurants, two dive clubs and various repair shops. Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti offices are located right at Marina Taina.
Papeete Port is the second choice for most yachts and the only suitable dock in Tahiti for yachts over 65 meters. It is a convenient stop for shopping and repairing as well as enjoying Papeete activities after long sea passages. Fuel and water are available from pipes.
Papeete downtown will very soon have a new superyacht marina currently under construction and due to be delivered end 2014. It will mostly cater for yachts in range 30’ to 75‘with 3 berths for 35m yachts. Plans and details are to be released soon.
Bora Bora yacht charter destination now has a nice marina called MaiKai with a great restaurant and a very friendly service. However most yachts visiting the islands still prefer to drop anchor in the stunning anchorages and protected anchorages of the 130 islands.