A skipper's responsibility
No matter how big or small the boat, every skipper in New Zealand is responsible for the safety of those on board.
Crossing a bar is one of the riskiest things you’ll ever do, no matter how experienced you are.
Let us help you choose from a range of theory courses, as well as practical power boating and sailing courses.
Buoys, marks and beacons and reserved areas
Read more about how to be safe around buoys, marks and beacons.
Communications equipment is an essential part of safe boating. If you can’t call for help, no one can rescue you.
Ensure your safety when out on the water by following our essential equipment checklist.
Our Harbourmaster and Maritime Team work to keep Bay of Plenty waterways safe for everyone to enjoy.