About Us

Garhauer Marine

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

Adam Bonham-Carter and Kim Tait are the owners of the Ropetek rigging company based in Nelson and recently aquired the Garhauer (pronounced gar-hower) Marine NZ agency from previous owners Kevin and Kathy.

Adam is an experienced offshore sailor having arrived in Nelson from Canada on his 43’ aluminium yacht “Mighty Quinn” in 2003 with his family including three daughters with son arriving later. In addition to sailing, Adam has a Master’s degree in engineering, worked in the mining industry for 25 years, and has a climbing background.

Adam says  “he enjoys working on boats as much as he enjoys sailing them”. 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 the Sayes rig.

Adam Bonham-Carter

Kim Tait

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 whom have recently sold the business in order to go sailing around the world owned Garhauer marine NZ for 5 years and have passed it on to Adam and Kim who will 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.