Naming of vessels
It is proposed that a new requirement for the naming or identification of vessels is introduced, consistent with the requirements that are in place in the Waikato Region. It should be clearly noted that this new proposed provision is not a requirement to register that vessel. It is a requirement to ensure that there is an identifying name or number on the vessel. This new requirement does not apply to smaller non-powered vessels (for example, dinghies or rowing skiffs) under 6 meters, or smaller powered vessels under 4 meters.
This new proposed requirement is to enable the identification of vessels, including during emergencies. In most cases, vessels are already named and comply with this provision.