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How much does it cost?

We have you covered with a range of Coastguard membership options - which one you choose depends on your situation. All memberships give you free on-water assistance in all popular boating areas around New Zealand*.

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Individual

$115 a year

Covers you, your partner,
and any kids under 18
on any vessel

 

Sign up online and get your ship sorted today.

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Vessel membership

From $400 a year

For boat share situations
or commercial vessels*
Covers one named boat

 

Call us on 0800 BOATIE (262 843) to set up a vessel membership.

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Lifetime membership

$1,725 one-off 

Covers you, your partner,
and any kids under 18
on any vessel, for life!

 

Sign up online and you're covered for life.

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Club membership

$150 a year

Valid for eligible not-for-profit
Clubs or Incorporated Societies*
Covers club vessels only

 

Call us on 0800 BOATIE (262 843) to set up a club membership.

Gift memberships are available, just call the friendly membership team on 0800 BOATIE (262 843) during office hours.

 

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Free assistance is available in all popular boating areas around New Zealand, within 30NM of a Coastguard Unit - see the map of units near you.
  • For individual and life memberships you, your spouse and any dependents under the age of 18 are covered on any vessel.
  • For Vessel Memberships one named vessel is covered with any skipper; commercial vessels (such as fishing charters, ferries or fishing boats) are only able to hold a Vessel Membership.
  • Club Membership is available only to incorporated societies, voluntary or not for profit organisations. Proof of eligibility may be required. 
  • A 24 hour stand-down period applies to new members.
  • View the full membership terms and conditions.

Boatie's Best Mate.

Get a Coastguard membership today for peace of mind when you’re out boating.