Boating basics

Learn about your responsibilities, the essential gear you need, boat maintenance, avoiding accidents and more.
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The Safer Boating guide covers essential information for recreational boaties on the sea, river and lakes of New Zealand.

Safer Boating Guide

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

[PDF: 3.87MB, 24 pages]

Learn the essential skills for your boating activities.

Boating courses

Coastguard offers a range of courses for kayakers, skippers, radio operators and more.

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