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To Place An Order:
Please have ready the item number, model number, size, style, color, credit card information, name and address where the credit card is billed, separate shipping address (if applicable), daytime and evening phone numbers, email address for electronic confirmation, and all other shipping information. $25 minimum order required.

If an item is subject to a manufacturer's delay, a Defender Customer Service Representative will notify you. Defender will not charge you for the item(s) until shipped, with the exception of Special Orders and items shipped directly from the manufacturer (see below).

Direct Factory Shipments (Drop Ship):
Items shipped directly from the supplier/manufacturer are billed at the time of order and sometimes incur an additional service fee imposed by the supplier. Shipping charges from the supplier's location may apply for these drop-shipped items, including those shipped directly to Defender's Outlet Store for customer pick-up.

Pricing And Availability:
Please note that prices are subject to market conditions and therefore may change without notice. Certain products may be withdrawn from sale at any time or may not be continuously in inventory. Check online for the most current pricing and availability.

Methods of Payment:
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, money orders, wire transfers, and personal checks in U.S. Funds only. There is a $25 fee for domestic wire transfers and $45 for international wire transfers. To avoid verification and approval delays on credit card orders, be sure to provide the exact address to which your card is billed.
Credit Card autorization for International Orders can cause a delay.
International orders paid by Wire Transfer will not experience a delay.

We Take Visa, Mastercard, & American Express

Sales Tax:
Defender is not obligated to collect sales tax on any orders shipped directly from our Connecticut warehouse to locations outside the state of Connecticut.

To Place A Special Order:
Our representatives will be happy to assist you with all your special orders. Call 1-800-628-8225 or E-mail: Please supply us with all manufacturer information pertaining to the product you wish to order (i.e., model number, name, and color). Defender is not responsible for incorrect manufacturer information.
With few exceptions, Special Orders may not be cancelled or returned.

We want you to be a satisfied customer, and we need your help to maintain our wide selection, name brands, low prices, and large on-hand inventory. We reserve the right to refuse returns or assess additional fees at our discretion if the merchandise is not in the original packaging and ready-to-be-sold condition.

How to Return an Item:

  1. Request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Number by contacting Customer Service:, 800-435-7180 or 860-701-3400, or Request RMA Here. The returned product must be postmarked within 15 days of RMA number issuance or the RMA number will expire.
  2. Repack the product in the original packaging and place inside a box suitable for shipping with all the original enclosures, parts, and accessories.
  3. Write the RMA number clearly and conspicuously on the outside of the package.
  4. Return it to us postage pre-paid (we do not accept C.O.D.),with the appropriate insurance. Please note: Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Inflatable boats, outboard motors, liferafts, trailers, opened software, programmed transponders, cut goods, products with a broken seal, unlock codes for software, or other customer specific products, clearance items, close-outs, discontinued, specially ordered items and gift certificates are not returnable. If these items are found to be damaged or defective, you must notify us within 10 days for resolution. Unfortunately, we can not accept returns older than 30 days.

10-Day Returns:
Electronics, UNOPENED software, and electronic charts in their original unopened packaging and ready-to-be-sold condition may be returned within 10 days from receipt for a full refund of merchandise price.

30-Day Returns:
Except as noted above, products in the original packaging and ready-to-be-sold condition may be returned within 30 days for a full exchange or refund of merchandise price. Unused items not returned in their original condition within the 30 days, if accepted, will be subject to a handling fee for inspection, repackaging, and restocking. We reserve the right to refuse returns or assess additional fees at our discretion if the merchandise is missing parts or is not in new condition.

Defective Products / Warranty Information:
Most items we sell are covered by manufacturers' warranties. If you experience difficulty with a product, please contact the appropriate manufacturer for assistance and troubleshooting help or email, or call 800-435-7180. We will work with you and the manufacturer to resolve any issues.

Damaged Or Missing Goods Shipped By Parcel Carrier:
We thoroughly inspect all items prior to shipment. We suggest that you also thoroughly inspect the items before accepting delivery. If damage is apparent, refuse delivery or if your parcel is left without a signature and damage is found, please contact Defender Customer Service immediately at 800-435-7180. Do not discard the box or any packaging materials.

Damaged Goods Shipped By Truck:
All truck shipments must be inspected with the driver present. If a complete inspection is not possible with the driver present, sign for as "pending inspection" and note any signs of damage to carton or product. Do not discard the packaging. If damage is found with the driver present, do not accept shipment and contact Defender Customer Service immediately at 800-435-7180. Most claims must be filed with the carrier within 5 days of receipt of delivery.

Orders Shipping to a Freight Forwarder:
Please designate a freight forwarder and provide us with the following information freight forwarder's full name, contact person, address, phone number, fax number and email along with the final destination name, address, phone number or email address. Shipments by Defender are insured to the freight forwarder's location only. If you require insurance to the final destination, you must request the freight forwarder to insure your merchandise in full to the final destination to replace as new if necessary.

Customs, Duties, And Import Fees:
Defender will assist you, however, customs procedures vary from country to country, and agent to agent. Please check with local officials regarding cost and proper procedures for labeling. Sometimes labeling your order as "Yacht in Transit" or applying for a Cruising Permit may reduce or help to avoid customs charges and/or duties. Defender can provide a proforma invoice if needed. Defender is not responsible for customs charges and duties or delays by custom officers, shipping agents, or flight delays once the shipment leaves our warehouse. Defender will bill for any duties and taxes that are charged back to us after the initial shipment. Credit card authorization for international orders can cause a delay. International orders paid by wire transfer will not experience a delay.

Defender is an authorized U.S. dealer/distributor for everything we sell. We offer new products backed by manufacturers' warranties. If you find a lower delivered price on an identical in-stock product from another authorized USA dealer, please email us at or call us at 800-628-8225. In most cases we will match or beat the price. We want to earn your business so we stock trusted, well-known brands, have a friendly knowledgeable staff and offer you the best value!

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We respect your privacy. All personal information you provide us is kept confidential. We do not rent, trade, sell or share your personal information. Ever. Period. See our full Privacy Policy here.