Marine Outfitter of Choice
Since our start in 1938, Defender has worked hard to build an excellent reputation as a marine retailer and earn the trust and loyalty of boaters around the world. Our mission is to be your marine outfitter of choice, offering you the widest selection of products at the most competitive prices, and providing only the best customer service.
Family-Owned Since 1938
Based in Waterford, Connecticut, Defender is a family-owned company that has been in business for over 70 years. Defender stocks over 50,000 brand name products and is the largest single location dealer of inflatable boats in North America, with over 2,500 boats and motors in stock!
Our Low Price Promise
At Defender, we strive to offer you the lowest prices possible so that you get the greatest value for your money. We will match prices advertised by legitimate marine supply companies on in stock items. Professional boaters are aware that other marine retailers' price matching policies are misleading, since their everyday prices are exceedingly high. This forces you to research every price before making a purchase.
At Defender, we do the research for you. We constantly review and compare the pricing of other marine retailers around the country, which allows us to offer the most competitive prices on every item, every day. The Result: Other marine retailers are usually forced to match our prices!
Outstanding Customer Service
Defender's Call Center and Outlet Store are staffed by friendly and knowledgeable boaters like you. Our employees have hundreds of years of combined boating experience, and we are familiar with your needs as a boater.
Most orders placed before 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday - Friday will be shipped that same day. We charge all shipping up front, with few exceptions, so you aren't penalized for any separate shipments due to back orders or drop shipped items. We ship worldwide and to boats in transit.
We are committed to earning your trust and respect by offering friendly service, ongoing support, and of course - great value.