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When to check your gear through the year

Here's a handy checklist for when it comes to checking the gear aboard your boat.

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Emergency beacons

Your beacon, be it a PLB or EPIRB, is a key piece of safety equipment to have with you when you’re exploring the great outdoors – whether on the water, or on land.

Boat insurance

Get a great deal on marine insurance with our friends from Marsh.

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Courses for new boaties

Check out a range of boating courses for all levels including the Day Skipper, Maritime VHF Radio Operators, VHF Callsigns and more.

Day Skipper

The Day Skipper course is suitable for all members of the family or crew, and applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches, powerboats, jet skis, sea kayaks, and more.

Maritime VHF Operator Certificate

Learn how to correctly operate a maritime VHF radio

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The Boatmaster course is a comprehensive course for boaties with current knowledge and experience encompassing a wide range of vessels such as yachts, launches and powerboats.

Iveco marine engine

Inboard Engine Maintenance

The inboard engine course is for anyone who wants to gain essential knowledge on the operation and care of inboard diesel engines.

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Outboard Engine Maintenance

Coastguard receives more callouts for mechanical issues than anything else.


GPS Operator

A great course for boaties who wish to understand how to use chart plotters and techniques for more complex navigation tasks.

Boatie's Best Mate.

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