Why get a Membership?
Having a problem out on the water can be a hassle, but with a Coastguard membership you've got peace of mind every time you're out there.
Please note there is a 24-hour stand down period for new members.
It only takes a few minutes to join up.
Free assistance 24/7, in all the popular boating areas around the country.
Whether it's a flat battery, you've run out of fuel, or something more serious, we've got your back.
Flexible membership for you and your family, or for a vessel with multiple skippers.
Coastguard members get discounts on a range of Boating Education courses and access to great discounts below*, including deals for batteries, insurance and broadband.
Membership means we've got your back with free assistance every time you hit the water. Find the full membership terms and conditions here.
Trip reporting and bar crossing services.
Coastguard Nowcasting including real-time weather on the Coastguard app.
Coastguard Radio live broadcasts and VHF channels.
You'll get the monthly In the Loop email newsletter filled with the latest news, tips and useful info to help you get the most out of your boating and membership.
Email updates featuring key events, promotions and member discounts.
Wireless Nation WiFi & Mobile
Discounted rates on Lifestyle Broadband and mobile for your boat from Wireless Nation.
$10 off lifejacket rental from the Marine Rescue Centre in Mechanics Bay, Auckland.
Keep an eye on your inbox for specials offers on everything you need to gear up and go.
*These benefits are exclusive to members holding a National Individual, Vessel or Life membership. Membership discounts on Coastguard Boating Education courses are not available to Club Members. Members of local Coastguard unit membership programmes are not eligible for these benefits.
Membership means we've got your back with free assistance every time you hit the water.
Find the full membership terms and conditions here.
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Got the Coastguard app? Done your Day Skipper course?
Find out all you need to know at our Boaties Best Mate website.