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About

Marine South boating and marine recreation suppliers

Marine South has been recently purchased by Glenn & Debbie Sinclair and Ross & Toni Cottier from Paul and Margie Ruddenklau.

 

At Marine South we love boating as much as you do!

The close-knit team at Marine South all share a love for boating and other water-based recreational pursuits. Each member brings his or her own strengths and skill-set to the business to ensure the best possible service for Southland and Otago’s boating community.

 

“At Marine South we understand that service is vital to achieve not only customer satisfaction but also customer loyalty.”

Andrew Conner

Andrew Conner Andrew-DSC00313joined the team as Service Manager in April 2011.

Andrew has 25 years experience in the Marine Industry.

Andrew is a qualified and experienced marine technician. Andrew loves boating, fishing, diving, snorkling & watersking. In his spare time you will find him in the “Shed” building his classic wooden runabout or you will find him in or on the water.

 

 

 

Chris McKenzie

Chris-McKenzie-IMG_2505Chris McKenzie has been with us since 2011 as a marine technician, he embraces the technology, he is passionate about engines, boats, fishing and is a top class water skier.

 

 

 

 

Stacey Bradley

Stacey BradleyStacey Bradley has returned as our Office Administrator, originally starting at Marine South Ltd in 2009 she took some time out for family at the end of 2014.

Growing up in a jetboating family she now enjoys spending time with her own children boating and fishing in Fiordland.

 

 Boat Safety a top priority: high viz life-jacket study a winning formula

Previous owners Paul & Margie Ruddenklau’s daughter Libby won the NZAS Award for Safety as below

Safety on the water is an especially hot topic with the Ruddenklau family. This was confirmed when 11-year-old Libby Ruddenklau entered the Southland Science awards in 2009, winning the New Zealand Aluminum smelter Award for Safety.

As a result of this project, Marine South became the only stockists in New Zealand of High Visibility Neoprene Life Jackets. These life jackets are made in New Zealand by Hutchwilco and are considered ‘real lifesavers’ in man overboard situations where visibility is poor, as Libby’s science project demonstrates.

Libby also received a merit award for the New Zealand Safety Awards, in December 2009.