Pick up your Lagoon in Tahiti and explore the Pacific.
A new adventure awaits, for those who have always dreamt of cruising the Pacific – TMG now makes it a reality with a new option for Pacific pick-up.
At TMG we are always searching to offer our clients unique solutions and opportunities for adventure. We have an increasing number of clients who would like to begin their adventures overseas but who prefer to start a little closer to home. As such, we are pleased to introduce the option of a Pacific pick up for Australian and New Zealand clients.
Picking up in Tahiti, your vessel will be ready to explore the South Pacific, and when the time comes, you can explore the wonderful cruising grounds beyond. With many of the benefits of picking up in Europe, a great adventure awaits.
Pacific Pickup Location
TMG has great connections with Tahiti and it is the ideal location for launching a Lagoon. Tahiti has plenty of boat parts and facilities for stocking up before you begin your journey.
With the South Pacific on our doorstep, it is one of the most popular places for Australians to travel. With so many secluded islands it can be hard to travel some of these areas by plane. Exploring by boat gives you the opportunity to really immerse in the culture of some of these untouched areas.
John Cowpe discusses what kind of people are choosing a Pacific pickup, shares with us what happens and where to go after you take delivery and explains how TMG is there for their clients at every step of the process – and beyond.
TMG’s John Cowpe recently caught up with Tehani Fiedler-Valenta, the director of Tahiti Crew, to find out more about the services Tahiti Crew provide to TMG Lagoon owners who’d like to visit French Polynesia.
DEDICATED TO YOU,
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY...
From the moment you sit down to specify your new build Lagoon, you will be guided by a team of dedicated professionals focused on delivering the right boat for you and your family and caring for you for the long term so you can enjoy every precious moment on the water.
The Multihull Group Team is made up of catamaran and trimaran experts, here to help you make your dream a reality. At TMG we strive for quality and success in all aims of customer service and this involves ensuring our team is only made up of the best. From deciding your model boat, choosing your options, understanding your vessel and post-delivery, we will assist every step of the way.
TMG is uniquely positioned with our dedicated service centre exclusive for our customers. Vesseltec is driven by a group of marine industry professionals with experience and knowledge. You can be comfortable that your pride and joy is in safe hands. From commissioning to aftersales, our dedicated team will know your boat better than anyone else.
Vesseltec are meticulous with every detail, with extensive systems checks for every vessel prior to handover. All new boats come with a manufacturer’s warranty backed by TMG with an established and systemised warranty procedure. We help you understand what is covered under warranty and liaise with the manufacturers on your behalf should an issue arise.
Let us know what you are interested in and we will contact you shortly.
TOP CRUISING DESTINATIONS IN FRENCH POLYNESIA
Here is a great route in French Polynesia to dip your toe in before you explore the rest of the Pacific…
As recommended by Lagoon 450 owner Martin Herlov.
As a sailor it’s very nice to spend some time in Tahiti, get back to civilization, have good internet, buy good food, buy spare parts, meet up with other cruisers, go to restaurants and simply relax.
Only 2 hours from Tahiti. A tall mountain island, surrounded with a protecting reef and great anchorages. Lots of hikes, and in the spring/summer, you have a good chance to dive or snorkel with the humpback whales.
#1 in French Polynesia. Almost always a fresh breeze from the east, no waves, beautiful view and lots of places to stop. In the North; there is a small town with shops, a new fuel station where you can dock the boat and fill up directly. In Fakarava south pass the famous wall of sharks has the worlds highest concentration of reef sharks.
500-600 nm from the Tuamuttos region, the first island is also the most beautiful and remote island. Fatu Hiva is also often where cruisers who come from Panama, makes landfall. The climate in Marquesas is a bit cooler with the cold mountain breeze but also drier in the cyclone season, where Tahiti can be more wet.
Nuku Hiva is the biggest island in Marquesas and the main island. Here there are some fantastic hikes to fx Vaitape waterfall in Daniels bay and some cool diving with manta rays in the main bay, Taoihae.
WHERE TO NEXT?
Beyond French Polynesia, there are so many incredible places that the Pacific has to offer…
French Polynesia has mix of everything. You get the city life in Tahiti, you get the remote and stunning atolls just 200 nm east, you get mountainous islands in both Marquesas and Society Islands. Warm and welcoming people, predictable weather and great diving and you allowed to have the boat here for 2 years.
Efate, Port Olry has a yacht club where you can refuel and restock the boat before going to more remote places. Tanna Island has an active volcano. Epi Island has Dugong watching. Santo, Luganville has great diving on President Coolidge wreck and further, there are some great anchorages with white sand beaches. Sola, has nothing but locals who live super simple lives which is a cool experience.
Fiji is an easy place to cruise and very “modern” in infrastructure. You can get all your spares and other packages shipped into the country with no tax or fees. A lot of small great places to anchor with only a few hours of sailing time between.
Raja Ampat is a stunning place, especially up north in Wayaq. It’s so spectacular and the marine life and coral is the best. Nothing can compare, however, visibility isn’t great. It's hot and humid, and there is not much wind. It makes it super easy going from place to place, but the heat is a factor.
CHOOSE YOUR LAGOON CATAMARAN
The worlds best selling catamaran awaits. Retaining the main features of the latest generation of Lagoons, the 40 shows off a unique visual identity with sleek curves and a groundbreaking single level cockpit.
The Lagoon 50 offers an attractive option to navigators in search of a large “seaworthy and modern” owner’s boat. With her new visual identity, rigging and hull design, she provides increased performance, comprising a unique brand signature.
This more than 23-metre yacht marks an important step for Lagoon towards a world in which elegance and refinement are the watchwords. Where harmony reigns between the interior and exterior living spaces, where compromise does not exist …
Luxury and comfort are the keywords with this vessel … its silhouette with timeless elegance and the harmonious forms of its roof go hand in hand with large volumes to create an uncompromising world where true luxury is space.
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A safe space for you to learn about our multihulls and to be inspired by real experiences.
Lagoon 40 owners Caroline and Sven are currently saying the world after recently picking up Kwilena in France, “We had no idea that we would like living onboard full-time this much. For now home really is where our anchor drops and we cannot imagine going back to a normal life. We are definitely infected with the travel bug.”
A wave of new boat handovers on Sydney Harbour and beyond.
We took the Lagoon 42, 450 and 46 for a shakedown sail, enjoy!
This was my (Marnie’s) first ever offshore sailing adventure on a catamaran and first experience doing overnighters. I decided to film as much as I could to give you an inside look into what these kinds of non-stop journeys really look like so you can decide whether it is something you would be interested in doing.