About Us 2018-04-14T02:33:24+00:00

Comprehensive Solutions

We aim to bring you the best in advice, products and service for a whole range of high quality marine products and services.

We’ve been in the marine and boating business for many years – and we know it can be hard to find the right product or the best solution for your boating needs.  We hope that City of Sails Marine Products can help you identify and solve even the most challenging of boating concerns. Search our pages by product or brand – and if you can’t find what you want – we’ll try and find it for you.

How do we work

Our principals, Blair Harkness and Janis Marler have been closely associated with recreational boating and the marine industry over many decades, and have operated City of Sails Marine Yacht Brokers for more than ten years.

We have now expanded the business to bring you a much wider range of boats, services, products and facilities that will bring comprehensive solutions for all your needs. And we’ll also provide you with the information and resources you need to make educated decisions about which solutions are best for you, and your boating activities.

How to order or seek information

Use the product directory on the home page (click here) to find what you need and to seek more product information. Then use the order form (click here) to submit your order, your query or quest for information. If you can’t find what you want – we’ll try and find it for you.

Who are we

Blair Harkness, Director

Blair is a former boating journalist and editor, communications and marketing consultant and businessman. He is also passionate about boats, and has owned a number of sailing dinghies and keelboats since first learning to row a dinghy more than 65 years ago.

He has worked for yachting journals in New Zealand and the UK, and has travelled extensively throughout Britain, sailing, testing and writing about recreational boats and boating.  Back in Auckland Blair covered yachting events for television and radio, and as a communications and public relations consultant, became involved in the marine industry.

He currently owns a Townson 29, his second keelboat from this brilliant designer.

Phone: 021 245 8809


Janis Marler, Director

Janis Marler is our brokerage director, full time sales agent and a third generation Auckland sailor. She has been involved with yachting on her family’s traditional yacht since she was a small child, and is now a keen participant in boating activities in our family Townson yacht. She brings a special talent and knowledge to the boating industry as an experienced yacht broker.

Phone: 021 658 668


Our Associates

We work alongside leading importers and distributors NZ Marine Distribution Ltd, to help, advise and deliver to you the very best in marine products and services. Together we’ll provide systematic and sustainable solutions to resolve the demands of your project, whether it’s a new rope bag for your yacht or a complete overall paint system and application – and almost everything in between.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our company, our product and service offerings, and the many ways we help you enjoy your time on the water.

Contact us now! Submit your query or call 021 245 8809.