Crew Profile: Mate Hoatua
PVS Member Since
HOMETOWN: Tautira Village, Tahiti
WORLDWIDE VOYAGE LEGS SAILED: 2014 Tahiti
Mate lives in Tautira Village, Tahiti, where he works in agriculture. He first encountered the Polynesian Voyaging Society during Hōkūleʻa's maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976, when his community hosted crewmembers of Hōkūleʻa. On the first leg of the Worldwide Voyage, from Hawai'i to Tahiti, Mate served as Fisherman on Hōkūleʻa.
Escort Vessel, Electrician and Engineer on all vessels (Hoku, Hiki, Tranquility & Gershon)
PVS Member since 1976