Safe boating

Navigation safety sign.


Golden rules for boating, boat safety checklist, lifejacket and skiing information.
Navigation light rules for power driven and sailing vessels.
Who should give way when on the water.
Buoys, beacons and navigational marks and what they mean.
Under local rules, there are some areas you need to steer clear of in the Bay of Islands and in Whangārei Harbour.
What you must do when boating near ships and Waitangi sector light information.
How to cross one of Northland's bar harbours safely.
Find out when you need to fly a dive flag.
Advice to mooring owners.
It is a boat owners responsibility to maintain their boat.