Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014

The first Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) PacificNet – Tahiti held June 26 in Papeete was a great success, reports Etienne Bouton of Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti, destination host for the new event.

The festive event, which also benefitted the Red Cross, drew AYSS agents, some sail and motor superyacht crews, Australian, New Zealand, Tahiti, Vanuatu and Fiji yachting industry representatives along with Papeete Port Authority and Tahiti Tourism authorities.

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“We also received Christiane Chaine, the commercial manager of Papeete Port Authority, who joined us to present the new marina under construction in downtown Papeete,” says Bouton. “As well, Vailhere Lissant, marketing manager at Tahiti Tourism met with Maryanne Edwards to discuss possibilities for joint promotion actions between Australia, New Zealand and south pacific islands such as Tahiti.”

Tahiti and her islands enjoy a tropical climate, which is cooled all year round by the Pacific trade winds. The average air temperature is about 27°C, and the water of the lagoons is more or less constant at 26°C making this destination the perfect sailing escape.