About Us

Kerikeri outboards is owned by Tony Calnan who has over 25 years experience in the marine industry.

After qualifying as a Marine Mechanic, Tony moved to the United States where took a position as Race Mechanic in the Gentry Race Team. The team was attempting to break the record for fastest Trans Atlantic crossing and a combination of sheer talent and new technology saw the 110 foot boat reach speeds of 70 miles per hour.

After two years in the States Tony was ready for a new challenge and moved to Australia where he worked as the Service Manager for one of the countries largest Mercruiser Dealers.

He then moved back to New Zealand where he bought the Kerikeri based business in 2007. He reckons that having worked on everything from petrol to diesel engines and small inflatables to top end race boats, there’s really nothing he can’t repair or service.