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What is Defender 1st?

For more than 80 years, Defender has worked hard to ensure we offer competitive prices on quality marine supplies. Now, our Defender 1st program offers even MORE SAVINGS on thousands of items, EVERY DAY!

Contact our knowledgeable in-house staff during business hours at 1-800-628-8225 or email

What Defender 1st means for you:

Instant Savings

  • No points redemption, no hassles

Member only deals:

  • Frequent promotions and exclusive deals, or coupons for members

No auto enrollment

  • You will be notified 30 days prior to your membership end date

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Who can enroll?

  • Defender 1st is open to everyone except commercial accounts, but if you are a commercial account you can open a personal (recreational) account.

How do I enroll?

When does my online account recognize my savings?

  • Once you purchase your Defender 1st membership, your online account will recognize the savings immediately. You will see a Defender 1st Member price on every product that is eligible (you’ll need to sign in to see Member prices). Please keep in mind the lower price always prevails, so if a particular item is on sale and is lower than our Defender 1st price, you will get the sale price.

Do I have to be subscribed to the Defender 1st email?

  • No, but if you unsubscribe you won’t see special promotions or exclusive deals just for members.

Can I cancel my membership?

  • Membership is valid for one year from the date of enrollment. There are no cancellations, refunds or prorating if you choose to cancel. Defender will not auto-renew your membership upon expiration. We will give you a 30-day advance notice of your expiration date.

Does it apply to all items?

  • No. Exclusions do apply. If the item is not applicable to a Defender 1st savings, you will see our everyday competitive, or sale price.

Is my membership transferrable?

  • No, your membership is tied to your personal account with Defender.

Can I purchase a membership as a gift?

  • Yes, you can purchase a Defender Gift Certificate good for a membership

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