Hardware and Other Stuff

Of course there are many other places you should know about if you’re going to be in the area for any amount of time. Rather than create a bunch of new categories we’ve lumped the non-marine suppliers and other companies in one “catch all” of Dazzler Approved Businesses. Hopefully you’ll find this section helpful as well. Click on the icons to go to each company website for more information.

Located in Auckland, this is where we bought our car in 2018. They have an excellent selection of used vehicles at great prices. They are also very easy to deal with….the price on the window is the price…no haggle pricing!

We use Air BnB whenever we travel throughout New Zealand and the world for that matter. This link is to a darling little place that we stayed at here in Whangerie while we needed to be off the boat for renovations. Walking distance to town and the marina, clean as a whistle and very quiet….we’d highly recommend Susan’s place if you are looking for a nice place at a good price.

If you’re looking for a great jeweler in the Northland area then we HIGHLY recommend Fishers Jewellers. We purchased a black pearl in the Tuamotus that we planned to have made into a ring for Jilly. Johnny and Tina at Fishers worked tirelessly with us as we tried to come up with the right design. In the end, with their help, we decided it was much better suited as a pendant and they designed the most beautiful pendant for us. Every single person on their staff is truly incredible and their knowledge and creative advice are second to none. If you’re one of those cruisers who purchased some loose stones on your way across the South Pacific and you want to have them set into a one of a kind setting then look no further than Fishers! We’re so grateful we found them. Jilly now has a stunning treasure to remind her of our trip across the South Pacific and our time in New Zealand.

If you’re like us you believe that time is money and while the marinas all have some pretty nice laundry facilities the time spent actually doing laundry could be better served working on the boat or enjoying the country. We’ve found NLS to be the best Wash/Dry/Fold in the area. They go above and beyond and make certain your laundry is done right!

Looking for a great gift or need some new material for pillows or other items on your boat or in your house? Intec is the place we found that beats them all. We bought material here to make new pillows for Dazzler after we had the new interior cushions made. The design team is excellent to work with and everything turned out beautifully. We’ve also bought some nice gifts here too.