Our friends at Defender Industries in Waterford, Connecticut have announced that this year’s edition of their popular Warehouse Sale will be an online-only event.

“Many enthusiastic mariners know that a tell-tale sign of spring is Defender’s annual Warehouse Sale, and this year is no different,” said Stephan Lance, President of Defender Industries. “Spring is only days away and for many boaters the season has already begun. As in the past, Defender’s Annual Warehouse Sale – this will be our 24th! – is your chance to get great deals on supplies, inflatable boats and outboard motors.” 

“Given the current health concerns in the U.S. and abroad, however, Defender is breaking with its decades-long tradition of a full scale, face-to-face boat show style event to help protect you, our vendor-partners, our employees and their families,” Lance continued. “The Outlet Store is open, although we have suggested that our vendor-partners stay home, away from the crowds. The event will be online and merchandise will be shipped in the order of placement.”

“We are also changing the duration of the sale from a 4-day event to a 10-day event because despite the headlines, we still have lots of passion to feed as the season dawns. In honor of Spring’s arrival, we’re running our sale from the first full day of Spring, March 20, through midnight, March 29. And we’re urging you to shop online at defender.com or by phone at 1-800-628-8225 from the safety and comfort of your home.” 

“Check our site during the sale for daily deals, daily prizes, and a chance to win a Zodiac inflatable boat! And remember, you can order online or by phone and request that the order be ready for in-store pickup. You’ll have 10 days in which to pick up your order after we notify you that it’s ready.” 

“As a family-owned business, we feel this change is one way of helping to protect all concerned as we all adjust to ‘social distancing.’ Letting you outfit your boat at affordable prices to help you stay out on the water even longer is another way.”