About Us





Cater Marine Opua has a tradition in fine marine outfitting with over 30 years of supplying chandlery.


We are situated in Opua, Bay of Islands, which is the first port of call for yachts arriving in New Zealand.  In immediate vicinity to Opua Marina and Ashby’s Boat Yard, Cater Marine is at the heart of the thriving Opua Marine Park.

The Bay of  Islands has beautiful sailing waters, a modern marina and top maintenance facilities, all in an internationally acclaimed holiday spot.  All this makes Opua a perfect choice for your next port of call.


We specialize in sourcing unique or hard to find items.  We will go the extra mile to satisfy our clients’ requirements.  You can email us with your needs prior to arriving in New Zealand and we will make sure it is here when you arrive.

Whatever you need

Are you building a boat, or just doing some maintenance?  Do you need to replace a door latch, or redo all the wiring and plumbing aboard?  Are you planning a fishing trip or a holiday with the family?

At Cater Marine, we stock a wide selection of products for leisure and commercial yachts and launches from Anchors to Zincs and everything in between.  We also offer dive refills.

Whenever you need it

Just in case we do not have exactly what you are looking for in the shop, we can get it and usually by the next day!

Wherever you need it

We cannot be everywhere you are, but our products can!  Our highly experienced staff can advise you over the telephone or via email, and we can ship your order anywhere in New Zealand, even overseas!

Our Service commitment

You can count on the professional assistance of our staff, all of whom are passionate about water sports and boats.  We want you to have a great time on or by the water, let us help you find that solution!

We are here for you 7 days a week, summer and winter
Hours: 0800 – 1700  Monday - Saturday
            0800 - 1600  Sunday



Our dedicated staff are looking forward to meeting you in person – and seeing you again!

Glen Pierce: Owning a few boats himself, Glen knows what it’s like to look after your boating, sailing and fishing equipment.  Always on the pulse of the industry, he makes sure that we have the latest marine products.

Margaret Pierce:  Margaret is in charge of the accounts and the general well-being of both the customers and the staff.

Craig:  With over 30 years experience in the marine industry Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Cater Marine team.

Richard: An experienced single handed sailor, Richard brings knowledge and charm to the team.  

Debbie: Joined us in March 2019, deals with all the inward and outward goods.  Keeps the stock nice an organised.

Trish:  Also in charge of accounts and Margaret’s very able assistant.  She keeps the bank and suppliers happy!

Tai (the dog)  The unofficial meet and greet “person”.  Loves pats,tummy rubs, children and toys to play with.  
  • Altex
  • Lowrance
  • Eno
  • Icom
  • Raymarine
  • Nautilus Braids
  • Furuno
  • Harken
  • Fusion
  • Rocna
  • Profurl
  • Johnson Pumps
  • Shimano
  • Martek
  • Jabsco
  • Zhik
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