Hey there! I am planning a trip to French Polynesia and so I am working out the possible itineraries. Unfortunately I don't own a yacht which would solve all such problems. I would like to go between the islands of Mangareva and Rapa, a connection which isn't served by air nor by cargo boat. So now I have this idea about asking any of the local fishermen on Mangareva if we could use their boat to make the trip if I pay them 100,000 CFP (~$1,000). The distance is about 1150km (715 miles) of open ocean. Now my question is: would it be possible to travel such a distance by a relatively small motorboat, or what would be the smallest kind of vessel required to do it safely? This would be when it's not cyclone season. (This is unless I find a yacht going the right way which I am afraid will be likely.) Thanks a lot for your answers!