A bit about Marine Deals

Fishing, Boating, Diving, Watersports…it's all about getting you awesome Marine Deals.

We're dedicated to giving you the opportunity to buy marine and fishing equipment at the lowest prices you will find!

We launched in October 2009 and have grown from a small company working out of our garage to become New Zealand's most popular online marine retailer. In 2013 we were stoked to find out we'd won 12th place in the Deloittes Fast 50 NZ's Fastest Growing Companies.

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Why over 50,000 Aussies & Kiwis shop with Marine Deals

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Your order is delivered quickly

Your items are usually shipped within 24 hours of placing your order and often the same day! Our warehouse guys have a great team culture and go all out to get orders out as quickly as possible.

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We have the best brands and a massive range

We stock the best brands and our warehouse stocks over 25,000 individual products and is growing every day.

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If something goes wrong we fix it

If you've ordered the wrong size or there's a fault we'll put it right. Our business is built on repeat business so we go hard to get 100% satisfaction.

All our products come with full manufacturer warranty and we've become known for our no hassles returns.

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You'll buy at the lowest prices

Our operation is more efficient than a retail store which means you get access to everyday low prices on our entire catalogue.

Plus we offer weekly deals and mid-week deals to our email subscribers. We'll also try to price match any of our competitors to ensure you always pay the lowest price.

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We know what we're on about

We're hard core mariners, love fishing, boating and diving, have built up an enormous amount of knowledge and expertise. You can call us on our 0800 number or email us and we'll give you the advice you need.

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How Marine Deals came about

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The Founders

Antonio quit from being a sales rep at a marine electronics company, hoping to work part-time as a fireman and start a business on the side. He starts selling marine electronic products on TradeMe. The industry is charging phenomenal margins so it goes well.

Graham was in the middle of a sabbatical after a hard 7-year slog in IT infrastructure in the UK. He had no real interest in doing anything for a while apart from some renovations. Finding out about Antonio's project got him thinking about setting up a proper e-commerce site.

Why don't we do like weekly deals for fishing gear?

Antonio's suggestion got Graham building a website right away. A month later, the website was up. And on the 5th of October 2009 – the first email goes out to around 500 friends and acquaintances.

Sales go surprisingly well. Antonio sources the products, adds them to the website and ships out the orders. Graham tinkers and build the technology platform while trying to master the Google matrix.

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October 2010

After a year of trading and of Antonio sleeping with boxes on his bed in between towers of boxes in his bedroom, hallway and garage, they decide it's time to move the products to a small warehouse.

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To save costs Antonio sleeps in the warehouse mezzanine floor. Antonio and Graham don't pay themselves and everything is re-invested back into new products.

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2012

Two years after using the tiny warehouse, it's time to move on yet again. In October 2012 they and their small team move into the current day 740 m2 warehouse, showroom and offices.

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November 2013

Marine Deals was ranked 12th place among New Zealand's fastest growing companies and 77th in Asia-Pacific's Fast 500 technology companies.

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Today

Now with over 25,000 products, 26 staff and an ambitious plan that will see the team doubling within the next 2 years….our passion is to get products quickly and cheaply into the hands of our customers that will see them engage, enjoy and participate in the wonderful marine outdoors our country has to offer.

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Meet the Marine Deals team

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Graham
Managing Director
Our resident kayak fisho Graham loves being close to the water. He's often seen wandering through the warehouse muttering 'Kaizen' (Japanese for continuous improvement).
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Antonio
Sales & Purchasing Manager
When Antonio's not getting you the best deals you will ever find, Antonio will be out chasing his favourites - Hapuka and Blue Nose in the far north, or just out to get a bin full of Snapper out in the Rangi channel.
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Shayne
Office Manager
Camp Mother, Shayne keeps us all happy and in line. On the rare occasion that she isn't busy managing different departments, you'll hear her singing her lungs out to her favourite music (she thinks we can't hear her! LOL).
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Amy
Lead Purchasing Officer
Our suppliers fear Amy, (GET ME THAT PRODUCT NOW!), and is mad keen on 'Anime'. She's crazy about cycling – we reckon it helps her think about all the new products she wants to order and stock at the warehouse.
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Danny
Lead Developer
No one usually knows what Daniel is talking about but we now know what "ERP" stands for and why Android rocks! When he's not in his cave, he spends every spare moment out in the elements surfing, fishing, free-diving or wakeboarding.
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Annie
Book keeper
Her Irish ancestry is the driving force behind our St Paddy's day sales. Annie has the cutest little boy imaginable who manages to charm everyone.
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Ira
Copywriter
Ira tries her best to avoid inserting puns in each product description she writes. After work she enjoys painting and playing videogames. Her favourite lure is the inchiku jig.
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Lester
Copywriter
Lester's fine attention to detail and relentless googling skills makes him a lean, mean, copywriting machine. He spends his free time cleaning and customizing action figures.
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Rob
Warehouse Team Leader
Rob is a postgrad in Marine Biology and is always rabbiting on about all matters piscatorial (that's fish). When he's not making sure your orders are getting to you promptly, he'll be out on the Hauraki Gulf on his own 8m launch.
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Shea
Storeman
Shea is an absolute legend when it comes to shelving and organising thousands of products at the warehouse. He's a dedicated gamer who revels in the humour in Grand Theft Auto V and of course Xbox is WAY better than PlayStation.
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Anne
Pricing Analyst
With years of experience as a price analyst, nothing can stop Anne from meeting targets and matching competitor prices. Competitive, street-smart and a major thrill-seeker, she's game for anything!
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Joenas
Developer
Joenas is our developer who gets extra excited when it comes to mind-blowing feature requests. Once he's "in the zone", he stays there. And when he's out of that zone, he likes watching Top Gear re-runs.
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Alex
Product Photographer
Alex takes hundreds of product photos each day yet still manages to help out around the showroom. He uses every spare day-off to head out on the Hauraki Gulf with his sons.
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Reniel
Purchasing Officer
Reniel is in charge of keeping stock levels up and delivering you the best deals from our suppliers. He loves cars and speeding tickets.
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Joyce
Copywriter
Joyce is responsible for loading hundreds of new products up on the website every week. With such a huge responsibility, she destresses by taking nature walks with her trusty old analog camera.
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Florence
Newsletter and Specials Manager
Florence makes sure that newsletters and specials run smoothly each week. Getting everyone to follow orders and grant requests is her true special talent! At home, she's actually quite the introvert: always choosing Netflix over nights at the pub.
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James
Pick Packer
James is a computer sciences graduate and finds work-life balance through playing DoTA. When he's not playing DoTA, he loves chilling in the launch out in the gulf islands.
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Ken
Graphics Artist
Ken doesn't talk much but what he lacks in words, he makes up for it by quickly editing photos by the minute. He's really into photo and video editing and experiments with his craft during his free time.
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Grace
Customer Support
Grace is a loving mum of two. When she's not busy answering phones and talking to customers, she's gushing about how cute her little ones get each day.
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Marie
Customer Support
Marie has a cheerful aura and natural eagerness to help that makes her so easy to talk to whether it's on the phone or face to face. On her days off, she likes playing with her adorable dog and binge-watching TV series.
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Richard
RMA Manager
If you're in our showroom and hear a South African guy making people laugh – that's Richard. He rolls his own tobacco, likes to talk sh*t with the guys but handles the RMA's with patience and good humour.
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Karlo
Graphics Artist
Karlo keeps the website looking fresh each season, thanks to his serious editing skills and keen eye for good layout. Each week he churns out cool new banners for our midweek and weekly specials.
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Jad
Merchandising Manager
Jad makes sure that all teams work efficiently to get new products up on the website as soon as possible. At home she blows off steam by painting, making music, and taking care of succulents.
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Mark Harwood
Sales Consultant
Mark's enormous energy and eagerness to help is contagious. Plus, his vast fishing knowledge makes him an absolute legend in the showroom. On weekends, he takes a break from talking about fishing gear by going fishing with his dog called Buddy.
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Adam
Sales Consultant
You'll find Adam in the showroom helping customers and answering questions about marine electronics. His face lights up whenever a new fishfinder model arrives at the warehouse. On his days off, he likes playing basketball and going fishing with his mates.
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Mark Hodgson
Pick Packer
Mark's responsible for sorting and shelving dozens of new products that arrive at the warehouse every week. He studies sign language and has a degree in computer science.
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Ben
Pick Packer
Despite the challenges of taking up business studies at Uni, Ben's found a nice Uni-work-life balance. He looks pretty zen when he's spooling up reels or picking and packing orders. We reckon working at the warehouse relaxes him.
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