Safety

Our key safety messages are based on common factors contributing to deaths in recreational boating.
Related information:
The Safer Boating guide covers essential information for recreational boaties on the sea, river and lakes of New Zealand.

Safer Boating: An essential guide

This booklet gives you essential information for an enjoyable and safe time on the water.

[PDF: 1.80MB, 48 pages]

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Boating courses

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