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 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. The office is in chaos when she's not around! And when Shayne's not busy answering the phones, she's 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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Tim
Orders Fulfilment Supervisor
Tim's enormous energy is the driving force behind customers getting their orders delivered quickly. Aside from being a speed jigging for Kingies aficionado, Tim has been known to haunt the paint ball killing fields - showing no mercy…
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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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Danny
Lead Developer
No one usually knows what Daniel is talking about but we now know what "ERP" stands for and why Androids rock! Dan spends every spare moment out in the elements surfing, fishing, free-diving or wakeboarding.
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Juff
Graphics Artist
Juff keeps the website looking fresh each season, thanks to some serious graphic art skills. This father of two is very proud of his enhanced reflexes thanks to kiddos running around the house. He relaxes by cooking up tasty meals for his lovely wife.
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Ira
Copywriter
You'll see Ira steadily typing product descriptions with her headphones on while listening to loud music. Her life mission is to hug as many pets as possible and eat all the versions of pizza the world has to offer.
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Lester
Copywriter
Lester takes his craft by heart. He's a toy enthusiast who collects action figures and spends his free time cleaning and customizing them. His fine attention to detail is sick – making him a lean, mean, copywriting machine.
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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 on the rare chance that he's out of that zone, he reads Top Gear car reviews, plays the guitar or sings karaoke like there's no tomorrow.
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Rob
Pick Packer
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 in the Hauraki Gulf on his own 8m launch.
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Alex
Product Photographer
Alex, our resident product photographer uses every spare day-off to head out on the Hauraki Gulf with his son.
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James
Pick Packer
James is a Computer Sciences graduate and finds work-life balance through playing DOTA (an online multi-player game for the uninitiated). But he still reckons that nothing beats chilling in the launch out in the gulf islands over the weekend.
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Stuart
Sales Consultant
Stuart has beaten around his fair share of bush and spends plenty of time on the water in Kawau Bay - and has plenty of tall tales. He's a kayak fishing enthusiast, and comes up with delish fish recipes for us.
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Shea
Storeman
Shea (pronounced Shay) is an absolute legend in the warehouse – shelving and organising new products as soon as they arrive. He's a dedicated gamer who revels in the humour in Grand Theft Auto V, and of course Xbox is WAY better than PlayStation. His favourite fish is Hapuka – with a blob of Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce on the side.
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Anne
Pricing Analyst
Notorious for terrifying competitors, Anne will stop at nothing just to meet target margins. Always competitive, street-smart and a major thrill-seeker, she's game for anything! But nothing makes her more excited than making customers happy thanks to her brilliant pricing.
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Joyce
Copywriter
Joyce gets hundreds of products up on the website – everyday, at lightning speed! On weekends, she collects postcards and spends hours watching her favourite reality show with cute Korean babies (please don't judge her!).
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Florence
Product Listing Supervisor
Florence makes sure that all teams work efficiently to get listings and specials running smoothly every week. Bubbly and pleasant – 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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Reniel
Purchasing Officer
Reniel is in-charge of keeping the stocks up and delivering the best deals. He's usually on the phone with suppliers or typing away follow-up emails just to make sure customers receive orders in time.
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Ken
Graphics Artist
Ken doesn't talk much but churns out perfectly edited photos by the minute. He's really into photo and video editing, always keen to try new creative ways to improve the website's overall aesthetic.
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Grace
Customer Care
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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