Welcome to Coastguard Boating Education, the leading provider of recreational boating education in New Zealand
Coastguard Boating Education (CBE) was formed in 1979 as a non-profit organisation to provide a comprehensive range of boating courses throughout New Zealand. The organisation is registered as a Private Training Establishment with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
Board of Directors
Brooke Archbold; MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit)
Alan Haddock; Q.S.O (Queen's Service Order)
Harvey Sheppard; MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit)
Chris van der Hor
Head Office Team
Mike joined the team in late 2016 following a period of research and teaching in the tertiary sector. He has a PhD in education and has been involved in outdoor learning (land & sea based) for many years. He holds RYA and Coastguard qualifications, is a keen sailor, and enjoys backcountry mountain bike riding.
Phone: 09 361 4708
Mobile: 022 043 5376
Customer Service Administrator
Mary is the first point of contact for all CBE enquires. She ensures queries are quickly resolved. Her personal mission is helping people, and the customer service experience with her will always be a pleasant and fruitful one.
Phone: (09) 361 4700
Manager – CBE Courses & RYA TrainingSteve has a myriad of roles, including induction and training of tutors for Coastguard Boating Education (CBE), Search and Rescue (SAR) and The Royal Yacht Association (RYA), reviewing course material, and ensuring instructors methods and resources are effective for delivery.
Phone: 09 361 4709
Mobile: 022 468 4740
Phone: 09 361 4712
Manager – Commercial & SAR Training
Jason has excellent maritime technical knowledge and has a strong maritime training & management background, holds NZ ILM and RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, formal teaching and assessor qualifications and has completed many high profile roles aboard Super Yachts in the past.
Phone: (09) 361 4711
Phone: 09 361 4704
National Education Coordinator
Mel brings a decade of experience with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, having worked as the Sailing Manager for much of her time there. Mel coordinates all classroom-based courses.
Phone: 09 361 4702
Mobile: 021 346 459
Safe Boating Project Manager
Lisa is the Safe Boating Project Manager, a nationwide programme devoted to educating young people with the essential safe boating concepts such as life jacket use, safety gear and response to common water-based situations. Lisa trains the trainers to deliver the Safe Boating Programme.
Phone: 09 361 4706
Mobile: 022 197 8295
Marketing & eLearning Coordinator
Tasman joined the CBE team in 2016 as the Marketing & eLearning Coordinator. He is committed to building CBE as a brand through quality marketing materials as well as reliable e-communication.
Phone: 09 361 4710
Alina started with the team in November 2016, following a job with IRD. She works with Training manager Steve Crockett, to ensure that all course resources are up to date. Outside of work Alina enjoys recreational fishing and diving for scallops.
Phone: 09 361 4705
Tracy joined the organization in early 2017. Having previously worked for the Department of Internal Affairs, Tracy brings administration experience, a proactive work ethic and positive attitude to the role.
Phone: 09 361 4704