We are responsible for promoting safe recreational boating on the water (sea, river or lake).
Whether you have a kayak, personal water craft, waka, sail or power boat, you must know the rules, have the right equipment, and be a responsible skipper.
Our four key safety messages are based on common factors in recreational boating deaths:
Our safety messages are part of the Boating Safety Strategy, which uses a mix of education and legislation to reduce the key risk factors in recreational boating deaths.
This free pack contains information and material – covering preparation and planning, handling emergencies, rules and regulations, safe operation and seamanship PLUS local information – a booklet, sticker and cellphone bag, along with boating education and other safety information.
Check the latest weather and boating information using the free MetService Marine and MarineMate smartphone apps.
For free boating safety resources, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your details to request any of the following:
To learn more about safe boating, check out the courses on the Coastguard Boating Education website.