Defender 1st Special Announcement
To our valued members,
Starting January 27th, 2023, our best pricing and offers, previously exclusive to Defender 1st customers, will now be made available to everyone as part of our mission to make boating more accessible.
As we set a new course to provide more benefits for all boaters, the Defender 1st program will no longer be available to purchase or renew as the below benefits will be made available to all Defender customers.
- Our best pricing on a wider assortment of your favorite products and brands.
- Free shipping on eligible orders over $99*
- Easy, hassle-free returns managed online.
- Expert help from our knowledgeable customer service team.
Defender 1st members benefits
We recognize and value your special status as Defender 1st members. So in addition to the better prices offered to everyone, Defender 1st members will have access to these additional discounts until the end of their membership.
- An additional 5% discount on everything except:
- Clothing 10%
- Deck & Cockpit 8%
- Electronics & Navigation 2%
- Fishing 2%
- Safety 2%
- No discounts applicable for Deals, Closeouts, Boats & Motors
So what’s next for our current Defender 1st members?
- You'll enjoy your discount for the remainder of your membership. The discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.
- If you’ve opted in for Defender 1st emails, you will now receive our updated emails which promote new releases, promotions, and great content for all Defender subscribers.
We thank you for being part of Defender’s most valued customers. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve you as part of our boating community. Our mission remains the same since 1938: Provide quality marine supplies, knowledgeable service, and competitive pricing on brands you know and trust.
See you on the water,
The Defender Crew
Frequently Asked Questions on Defender 1st
Who can enroll?
Defender 1st is closed to new members.
Where is my discount?
Your discount will be applied automatically in your cart at checkout. If you do not see your discount, please contact our in-house staff during business hours at 1-800-628-8225 or email us
Will I still get my Defender 1st email?
If you’ve opted in for Defender 1st emails, you will now receive our updated emails which promote new releases, promotions and great content for all Defender subscribers.
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.
Is my membership transferable?
No, your membership (and any associated discount) is tied to your personal account with Defender.
For any further information, contact our in-house knowledgeable staff during business hours at 1-800-628-8225 or email us
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