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Founded: 1993

Chris Bouzaid
Steve Armitage
Geoff Prior

Our Story

Our goal is to supply and service quality products to the marine industry with an emphasis on the sailing segment of the market.

AB Marine was started over 20 years ago in Newport RI. That means we started back in the 1900’s, very impressive I would say. Lets just say we have been in business quite awhile.

Originally founded by two Kiwis, Chris Bouzaid & Steve Armitage, we have grown since those early beginnings to now import and distribute several leading products throughout USA & Canada.

The two partners are from very strong sailing backgrounds having between them, sailed thousands and thousands of miles, both racing and cruising. Between the two of them they have crossed all oceans and anchored in places that others have yet to discover.This vast knowledge and interest gained from past experiences is here for our customers and clients to draw from. Why don’t you take advantage of it?

Soon AB Marine added Geoff Prior, another Kiwi, to the talent pool. Geoff’s experience and first love is also sailing and the sea. Having initially sailed the oceans, mainly racing, he has also been involved with shore side facilities like Little Harbour Marine, Hinckley Yacht Services and more recently Derecktors Shipyard.

Combined we have too many years of experience and sea miles to even begin to count. All accumulated knowledge that is valuable to our customers as we seek new ventures within the marine industry.

We stand ready with a complete knowledge and a sincere commitment to assist all of our customers to enjoy their boating experiences to the fullest with innovative products.