Jetski/Personal Water Craft
The number of jetski and other personal water craft (PWC) on Bay of Plenty waterways continues to increase. On July 1st the new Navigation Safety Bylaw came into effect and the requirement for Jetski and other Personal Water Craft to be registered. This requirement will not be enforced until the end of November.
How do I register my jetski or personal water craft?
To keep registration costs to a minimum we have teamed up with Auckland Transport. To register your jetski or other personal water craft for Bay of Plenty head over to www.at.govt.nz/harbourmaster . Registration is a one off fee, valid for the lifetime of the machine, and it will be effective for the Bay of Plenty, Auckland, Waikato and Northland regions. It can only be done online via the Auckland Transport website.
Operators should also be aware that regulations governing PWC are the same regulations that govern any power driven vessel. These machines are fast and exciting but need to be handled with care and attention.
Operating a PWC at speed from the shore is only permitted within the designated PWC reserved areas in our harbours and lakes. At all other times the 5 knot rule applies. See the harbour and lake guides for maps and more detail on where these areas are located.