The company Viper Va’a, in business since 2008, located in the municipality of Tumara’a on the island of Raiatea, is represented by its manager Mr. Alexandre PELOU. The company has received financial assistance from the French government under the France Recovery Plan, corresponding to 50% of the total cost (before tax) of its project to build a new production workshop for pirogues and accessory equipment.
This project is part of an eco-responsible approach to the development of the “va’a” (outrigger canoe) sector in the French market on the local and international markets.
With the experience it has acquired working with the world’s best rowers and the know-how that has made its international reputation, particularly in the production of carbon fiber va’a equipment, Viper Va’a is opening up to exports and is already reaching nearly 35 destinations.
This project will bring economic benefits for French Polynesia and more particularly for the island of Raiatea, in a sector that is already well integrated at the local level and very promising for export. There will also be immediate social benefits, including the hiring of 4 young people from the island when the new site starts operating by the end of 2021.