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 Funafuti - Marine Services

Marine Supplies

No marine parts are available but there are several hardware stores.

Fuel

Cruisers recommend buying diesel through Pacific Energy for cleaner fuel (located just north of the main wharf where Customs is based). They will bring a tanker down to the main wharf for more than 1000 litres.

To purchase fuel you need a permission letter from the Energy Department (2nd floor of the government building) which you can get while clearing in. Give this to Pacific Energy and schedule a delivery to the main wharf, either by tanker or your own filled jerry cans.

The main wharf can be used for refuelling on a space available basis. Pacific Energy will help with timing. No water or power available.

Payment in $AUS only - no credit cards are accepted for fuel purchases. There is NO ATM on the island so cash can only be converted at the Bank before 2pm.

Gasoline is easily available anywhere, sold out of buckets in most shops. It seems to be mostly clean.

Last updated December 2017.

Water

Water is not readily available here.

LPG (gas)

Tanks cannot be refilled here, although steel gas bottle exchanges can be made.

svSwiftSure
svSwiftSure says:
Dec 05, 2017 11:23 PM

As of December 2017 no credit cards are accepted for fuel purchases, only $AUS. There is NO ATM anywhere on the island, so cash can only be converted at the Bank before 2pm.

svSwiftSure
svSwiftSure says:
Oct 26, 2017 05:37 AM

There is a telecom office adjacent to the airport with data plans available without a sim purchase. The speed is reasonable at times. It is possible to receive this wifi in the anchorages off the village.

The Filomena and 3Ts are the most popular restaurants, 3Ts is the local favourite oriental restaurant. Filomena has a more varied menu with a bar.

svSwiftSure
svSwiftSure says:
Oct 26, 2017 05:13 AM

As of June 2017:

- There is no dinghy dock off the government building, a beach landing is required. Wash off the sand at the two large green cisterns on either side of the entrance to the government building.

- Tuvalu has no fee for entry or exit. According to Tuvalu Customs an average of 12 yachts a year visit Tuvalu.

- If you want to purchase fuel in Funafuti, you must get a permission letter from the Energy Department (2nd floor of the government building). You can do this while clearing in. Request an amount that you want to purchase but be sure to tell them a "not to exceed amount". The permission is cheerfully given.
Take the permission letter to Pacific Fuel, just north of the main wharf and schedule a delivery.

- Pacific Fuel will deliver diesel to the main wharf for the direct fuelling of your yacht. Or can deliver your filled Jerry Jugs to the same dock. No fee for this service. You may use the dock on a space available basis to fuel. Pacific Fuel will help with timing. No water or power available.

- You pay only for the fuel you take (in $AUS). They do accept credit cards with a fee.

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