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Introduction to Boating in Northland

The sea can be a dangerous place – correct knowledge could protect you and your whānau.

This guide is not a substitute for proper education and we strongly recommend that all skippers and boat owners complete a recognised boating education course  relevant to their vessel. Coastguard Boating Education offers a variety of courses, including Day Skipper, Boatmaster, and Marine VHF Radio. For more information, visit: www.boatingeducation.org.nz/courses | P: 0800 40 80 90.

For more boating safety information, visit: www.nrc.govt.nz/onthewater | contact Northland Regional Council’s maritime team on 0800 002 004.

Or visit the Maritime NZ website: www.maritimenz.govt.nz/recreational