Sailing the South Pacific just got better!
Low cost airlines are opening up possibilities for sailors and adventurous spirits.
Until now, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora and all of French Polynesia was for the fortunate only. Or those able to leave their regular life behind for the time needed to cross an ocean. However, with several new low-cost airlines now serving Tahiti, this has changed. You can get to Tahiti for under 800 USD from the US, or 990 NDZ from Auckland!
Base your boat in Tahiti and enjoy sailing when you next have time off.
If you have the time to sail from Hawaii, Panama Mexico or New Zealand, you can imagine leaving your boat safely in Tahiti to enjoy sailing when you next have time off.
Tahiti has quality infrastructure for boat storage as well as very favourable terms for keeping international boats in French Polynesian waters – 3 years, duty free and no paperwork needed. You simply visit the gendarmerie in your first port of call, and you’re checked in.
The perfect boat for French Polynesia – 29ft Corsair 880 trimaran
If crossing an ocean is not possible, you can buy your boat in Tahiti. International buyers pay no fees or taxes on a purchase and there are haul-out facilities and qualified surveyors to help you manage the process.
The Corsair Marine – 29ft – 880
In Sport Model or Regular
A great choice would be Corsair Marine’s new 29ft trimaran – just premiered at Dusseldorf. With hundreds of atolls to explore you could spend your summers sailing and leave your boat safely stored on land, on its trailer, during the off season – what could be simpler!
With full standing headroom, enclosed heads and ability to sleep 5, you can imagine spending happy weeks on board cruising. For the tropics, Corsair have added bimini and boom tent, giving sun protection and extra living space. You can add solar power, generator, outboard and deck shower. There are a selection of well thought out extras that will make living on board comfortable.
The 880 gives the performance Corsair trimarans are known for, and if you’re looking for a little more, there’s the sport model. An extra 1.8m on the mast and an overall 62.9m2 of sail area, full laminate sails and B&G advanced navigation pack: there’s plenty of fun to be had.
Interested in learning more about the Corsair 880?
If you’re limited in time and budget – why not charter?
If you have just a couple of weeks to realise your dream of cruising in French Polynesia, then of course the solution is to charter. The big charter names are here in the Leeward Islands (bora Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine). Or if you are looking for something different, there are several smaller local operators – the sector is developing fast with options for kiteboarding, surfing or sport sailing!
While French Polynesia is getting closer, it remains a collection of islands and atolls lost in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. One of the most unspoiled places you can experience, with incredible natural beauty and a rich marine ecology and worth every bit of its reputation.
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