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Safety Certificates and Inspections

Yachting New Zealand has established a nationwide network of safety inspectors who are always available for advice and assistance with any aspects of your yacht’s safety.

Appointed by Yachting New Zealand and the Maritime New Zealand, they can provide advice on the cheapest and easiest way to set up your boat’s safety equipment.  Yachting New Zealand and Maritime New Zealand appointed Safety Inspectors are directed by the Yacht Safety Inspectors' Manual.

Yacht Inspectors use a check-list when completing an on-board inspection and this is now available, for owners to refer to for information purposes only - download Safety Inspections Checklist.

The full cost of an inspection is dependent on the time spent by the Safety Inspector. The safety certificate is $115 for affiliated club members and an additional $75 for owners who are not a member of an affiliated club. These costs do not include the Safety Inspector's time and travel. Please contact your preferred Safety Inspector for an indication of the total cost.

A complete copy of the Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations can be purchased in booklet form from all good chandleries or can be downloaded in pdf from the Safety Regulations page. 

On the basis of prevention being better than cure, Yachting New Zealand strongly urges owners and skippers of cruising vessels to contact a Yachting New Zealand safety inspector in your area for a check up of safety equipment. By helping New Zealand boatowners and skippers to help themselves, we can reduce the stress on the already stretched emergency services and resources. Let’s keep boating fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Safety Inspectors

Download a list of Safety Inspectors here.

For more information on Safety Inspections contact Angus Willison, Yachting New Zealand Safety and Technical Officer on:

Ph: (09) 361 1471
Email Angus Willison