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About Garhauer Marine NZ 2017-12-11T13:16:05+00:00

About Us

Garhauer Marine

Garhauer Marine Hardware New Zealand imports these top quality marine sailboat fittings and dinghy davits from the US manufacturer and sells direct to boat owners, rigging companies and yacht designers, online and at Boat Shows each year. This keeps the price very affordable. A comprehensive range is held in NZ.

We (Kevin Akast and Kathy Hutton) are the Directors of Garhauer (pronounced gar-hower) Marine NZ and are based in Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

We returned to Opua New Zealand October 2013 after sailing in the south and north western  pacific venturing as far as the  Marshall Islands in their Roberts 44 yacht De La Mer. Between us we many years of boating experience ranging from dinghy sailing to ocean cruising . If you want a Rigid Boom Vang or Mainsheet Traveller, Kevin will work very closely with you to have one custom made for your boat. He has sailed and owned boats for many years, so understands that you need the right equipment for the job and is happy to share his knowledge with boat owners.

Only the Best

At Garhauer Marine NZ, we firmly believe in the quality of our products and know that our customers will too once they try them out. We are careful to stock only things that we are sure will fit into our assurance of top quality items and which we believe to be some of the best available in the market. Our suppliers believe it too.

Garhauer Marine Hardware provides a 10 year guarantee on all it’s products, and Scanmar International provides the only real option for a self-steering windvane in their well-known brands Monitor, Auto_helm and Sayes rig.

Kevin Akast

Kathy Hutton

Our Commitments

At Garhauer Marine NZ we are committed to providing the best possible service to all of our customers. The company was started by Lou West and Ruth a number of years ago after seeing Garhauer products at a boat show in the USA. Kathy and Kevin have now owned Garhauer marine NZ for 3 years  continue to provide a friendly and efficient service to our clients as well as improving the number of products without compromising quality.

  • We are sailors too and are passionate about what we do – plus we give GREAT service!
  • We carry a LARGE Inventory that covers most sizes and types of equipment, with your specific requirements custom made as required.
  • We take on only the very best products as we believe in only providing the best to our customers!
  • We have experienced the bitter taste of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a cheap price, This is why we put quality ahead of price the difference to you could be finishing your voyage or not.