Who are we?

We are a local business located in the seaside town of Havelock, gateway to the Pelorus Sound. Bow To Stern NZ offers a wide range of quality products and services, specialising in marine, outdoor gear and classic boat parts, available in our local chandlery. We also offer professional boat charter, valet and brokerage services!

Our focus is on establishing long lasting relationships with our customers and aim to support our local community where possible.  Take a look around our site and see what's on offer and what we have been up to lately.

Thank you for visiting our website, we look forward to seeing you soon!


Captain – Leon 

Leon heads the Bow To Stern crew and will be your first Port of call at the store.  His love of the marine industry began on the Hauraki Gulf sailing small boats.  Leon was brought up with a father who did his time as a boat builder in Devonport and a grandfather who was a commander in the NZ Navy.  After retiring from the Navy, Commander Jack was the director of a successful marine electronics company, this is where Leon’s dream of a marine chandlery/brokerage began.  This dream has now become a reality.  Leon is looking forward to developing the business, providing great service and building a strong clientele.

Chief Mate – Michelle 

Michelle works alongside Leon crewing the Bow to Stern ship.  Michelle grew up on the Tauranga Harbour watching her father coach numerous rowing crews, often tagging along in the coaching boat.  Michelle enjoys recreational fishing and boating.  Michelle is the admin girl and 2IC at Bow To Stern.

Second Mate – Renée has a degree in architecture and enjoys anything regarding art and design. Renée is currently working for a well known local architecture firm and manages Bow To Stern's design and marketing in her free time. Renée enjoys getting out on the water and has a great interest in hunting and fishing, aiming to get her skippers ticket in the future.

Third Mate – Jake spends most of his time working at King Salmon in the Pelorus Sound.  Jake has his dive certificate and enjoys exploring the local marine grounds. Jake's spare time is spent riding his motocross bike.

Salty Sea Dog – Storm is forever in our hearts. She had a background in hunting & outdoors and developed a love for boating and the ocean.  Storm completed a modelling assignment for pet life jackets in her time at Bow To Stern.  She had a great love for Havelock’s famous Green Lipped Mussels and brought so much love and character to our lives! RIP Stormy. xxx