A PASSION FOR SAILING
Exclusive dealers for Excess, Seawind, NEEL, Rapido, Corsair Marine and J Boats
Sail Tahiti have the experience of more than 20 000 nautical miles of blue water cruising with a family as well as a background of regatta and ocean racing sailing. Our sailing journeys have taken us through the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
We love to sail well, and our brands represent this.
But most importantly, we know that buying your boat is not simply choosing your model. Our services span from helping you learn the ropes of ocean sailing, to preparing for your cruise, commissioning your boat and financing it.
David made his career as an entrepreneur in finance and media, before buying a catamaran in 2013 and heading off to explore the oceans with his family. His passion for sailing started on his optimist at age 5 and with the love for the sea and ocean racing always present, his military service was completed on an oceanographic research vessel as watch captain. Over the years he has competed in many in-shore and off-shore races around Europe, solo as well as with crews.
This as well as his experience with the preparation of his own boat give him an all-round competence in sailing and boat preparation. His past in investment banking as well as CEO of tech and media companies brings a deep understanding of markets and financing and makes him an excellent adviser in the financial aspects of boat sales.
Born and raised in Cape Town, Nikki Puttergill did her first offshore race, 1800 miles from Mauritius to Durban at age 16. She has participated in many regattas, in South Africa and Europe, on dinghies as well as larger yachts.
Parallel to her sailing experiences, Nikki graduated from Cape Town University with a bachelor degree in civil engineering and later an MBA. She had a successful career in IT in London and Paris, most notably managing complex e-commerce solutions for large companies and developing e-business solutions for the entertainment industry within the Accenture group.
She sailed from France to Tahiti on a catamaran before joining the Sail Tahiti adventure.
Born in the Alps, Etienne grew up within elements and nature. In this context he fell in love with ski, bike, alpinism, river surf, kite and paragliding.
After an engineer degree in composites materials and a master in sport management, he leaves his mountain homeland and lake sailing to join Brazil. Eager for adventures & travel, and enjoy an outdoor industry experience, he finally heads French Polynesia to propose his skill in technical product retail serving Sail Tahiti.
Etienne support today our charter and sell activity as online and on the ground. He will be happy to assist you in your project!
Yann has been sailing since he was 16 years old, giving him over 25 years of experience and 30 000 + nautical miles travelled. He’s delivery skippered monhulls and catamarans from 30ft to 100ft, as well as run his own private charter activities. He has a high level of techical expertise in all boat systems including mechanics, electrics and fibreglass work and of course he is an an excellent skipper who loves to share what he knows.
Yann is a longtime resident in French Polynesia. He leads Sail Tahiti’s maintenance services and brings his good nature and high standards, making sure our clients and their boats are well looked after.
July, 2021: I signed a mandate with Sail Tahiti to sell my boat in March. Less than two months later a Purchase Agreement was signed with a buyer. Sail Tahiti managed a transaction that was not a walk in the park. Multiple stakeholders (buyer, leaser, bank), trans-national regulations and covid restrictions that keeps evolving made it a good challenge. Sail Tahiti overcame all these constraints with a friendly touch. Very good service, thank you David !
Feb, 2021: Tahiti Sail achieved a fair outcome in difficult circumstances, never an easy affair, with plenty of emotion, I did have my ups and downs but would I recommend them to sell your dream …. Yes is my answer due to hard work, integrity and pragmatism.
June, 2018 : Excellent service during our purchase of our Lipari 41! Over and beyond expected service especially helping with the difficulty of trans-pacific deals N&T Storey Scat LAYLA
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