Our Friends

Not just for the Balex Team, boating plays a huge part in our daily lives.  It is important to be safe and comfortable whilst launching and retrieving your boat and to have the best possible experience on the water – either alone, with friends or for business.  People who love boating, fishing the New Zealand outdoors know this and that is the reason why they are friends and supporters of the ALB and the Balex team.


Big Angry Fish

Big Angry Fish is a New Zealand fishing television show hosted by Milan Radonich and Nathan O’Hearn. The programme began airing onwards from the end of April 2012, with thirteen episodes screening weekly on Sundays on TV3 and weekdays on One (Australian TV channel). A second season began at the end of July 2013, and a third season began at the end of July 2014, the fourth season due to start on 26 July 2015.

The show is about teaching the anglers the knowledge and techniques required to target trophy fish in shallow water. There is a strong focus on being respectful to sea life and its habitats.

Tristram Marine

From the very beginning, Tristram Marine has followed the philosophy og ‘perfection with passion’. Established in 1987 by Lance and Bronwyn Fink, the company has grown from strength to strength to secure its position as a dominant industry leader with high principles of construction and development.

From your first encounter through the doors at Tristram Marine, to the day you launch your brand new boat, you will be impressed, not only with the high levels of safety, comfort and driving pleasure of your new boat, but also with the professional and friendly service you will receive from the staff at Tristram Marine, making your ‘Tristram Experience’ enjoyable and rewarding.

Tristram Marine now offer the Balex Automatic Boat Loader as a standard option on all packages from the smaller 581 Prima M2 cabin boat and 600 Cabriolet Bowrider, to the mighty 881 Offshore Hardtop.

Grant Dixon

Grant Dixon is the editor of New Zealand’s best known fishing magazine NZ Fishing NewsThe magazine has over 240,000 readers and they reach almost 8,000 Fishing Fans on their social media.

New Zealand Fishing News brings to its readers the latest in angling news, techniques, technology and locations, whether they be land or boat based, marine or freshwater. Extensive space is also dedicated to boats, especially fishing craft and their accessories.

Surtees Boats

Surtees Boats was born during the early 1990’s when Neil Surtees decided to design and build a boat himself. An aluminium boat to use for fishing off the Whakatane Coast.

When local people saw the finished product and the way it performed they were so impressed they asked Neil to build a boat for them.
As the fishing public saw more and more fishing boats the business continued to grow. Surtees now employs over 40 people building 300 boats a year for the New Zealand, Australian and Pacific markets.
Fishermen from all over the world recognise the high quality, stability, safety, and practical features of Surtees Boats.

Fish City

On a spring morning in October, 1992 Ross Christensen realised his childhood passion and opened his own fishing and tackle shop in Kahikatea Drive, Frankton. It was called Fish City and it would be committed to offering the best level of service to all fellow fishermen.
Fish City started with three dedicated staff, Kevin Taylor, Jon Hewson and Ross Christensen (owner/operator and jack of all trades) and soon became the top spot for local fishermen. As Fish City’s reputation for unsurpassed service, passion and professionalism grew so too did the business expand. Less than 10 years after opening as a simple tackle store in Frankton Fish City opened its second ‘City’ in Auckland, Albany in 2001.

The name Fish City soon became synonymous with, “a successful day,” thanks to an ongoing commitment started way back  in 1992 to bring the very best advancements in fishing rods and reels, lines and lures, boats, engines and new electronics that play such a big part on today’s modern fishing vessel, to all our customers.
More recently Fish City has moved into hunting and shooting bringing the same passion and level of experience and expertise to our land based hunters.
Fish City, in Frankton, Hamilton and Albany, Auckland is now recognised as one of the country’s most comprehensive fishing, boating, hunting, marine and outdoor service centres in the country.
Twenty years later Kev, Jon and Ross are still dispensing their invaluable advice at Fish City alongside a top team of equally impassioned, experienced people brimming with helpful knowledge about world leading brands, secret tips and an unwavering dedication to provide all our customers with a “bloody fantastic day.”

Voyager Trailers

Voyager Boat Trailers  have been manufactured in New Zealand for  over 20 years, which means our trailers are built using experience and knowledge to achieve the best boat trailer design.  We build quality trailers and support NZ industry by using trailer fittings from reputable NZ Suppliers.
Voyager Trailers understand that not all boat hulls are the same, so Voyager Boat Trailers are built to fit your hull right.  The trailer designs also have a low centre of gravity which gives you better towing performance and easier launching and retrieving.

Building trailers to suit a large range of boats, including, AMF, Buccaneer, Extreme, Ramco, Senator, Surtees, Stabicraft, Haines Hunter, Quintrex, McLay, Tristram, just to name a few, they also build  ‘ Custom Trailers ‘  to fit those boats that might be a little bit different to the norm.

DMW Trailers

DMW Trailers are manufactured at our new purpose-built factory in Hamilton to the highest standard of quality. Established in 1974, Our 32+ Year reputation for innovative and functional design has placed DMW Trailers amongst this country’s longest standing and leading trailer manufacturers.
We specialise in building, from Jet Ski and small tinnie trailers, through to trailers for the largest trailerable boats. Our range of Premier Series Multiroller Trailers are custom built to suit most boat brands and models, and are held in high regard in the marine industry.
DMW Trailers apply a 5 Year Structural Warranty on the chassis and a 1 Year Warranty on all components.

DMW Trailers manufactures for re-sale through boat manufactures and dealers throughout New Zealand and also for the export market.
DMW Trailers use quality Trojan trailer components and all parts and accessories used, meet the high standard required, these spare parts are also all available from our factory along with friendly customer service.
DMW Trailers also specialise in general trailer repairs, refurbishing, regalvanising and W.O.F work. The installation of, and overhaul of, braking systems, from override (under 2500 kg) to the hi-tech Sensorbrake Electric over hydraulic (over 2500 kg), is all part of our services.
DMW Trailers are also MIA members. (Marine Industries Association)

Boating & Outdoors

Boating and Outdoors is New Zealand’s Largest Marine Buying Group of independently owned stores. More stores, more buying power, better prices, more specialists, top quality products.

Nationwide Warranty. And yes, they will install your new Balex®-ABL


Stabi Craft is renowned in the marine industry both for constructing top quality boats and for producing them in a clean and responsible manner, in keeping with our company objectives to create a safe workplace and a healthy environment.

Stabicraft Marine build only the best quality boats with the best quality people. We stake our reputation on it. Our staff has to be 100% committed and passionate about what they do and totally focused on exceeding customer expectations. That’s what we’re about.

Enduro Trailers

Enduro Trailers manufacture durable boat trailers for the marine industry. Exuding quality and innovation, the new range includes adjustable trailers as well as trailers custom built to your required specifications.

Designed by Andrew Fink, the attention to detail and creative approach to the range is indicative of his experience and expertise within the marine industry. An uncharted niche within the trailer market was recognised and the decision was made to manufacture an original quality product that supports the customer’s needs as well as the boat itself.

We encourage you to have a browse through our site to get a feel for what we offer. Please do not hestitate to contact us for any enquiry regarding Enduro Trailers or the marine industry.

Honda Marine

Honda were the first to build 4-stroke marine engines way back in 1964 and we have been at the cutting edge of outstanding outboard technology ever since.

Honda marine engines are packed with power throughout the range and every Honda outboard engine delivers powerful, exceptionally quiet and clean performance.

Honda have the industry’s leading warranty programme – a 7-year recreational warranty, and a 3-year commercial (or 1000 hours) warranty, both of which are the most comprehensive warranty to be offered by any outboard manufacturer in New Zealand.