Boating Education Courses - Boatmaster

Boatmaster

A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing knowledge and experience. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches and powerboats.

Aim: To gain detailed boating knowledge.
Duration: 30 Hours plus separate 30 minute oral assessment.
Qualification: NZ Boatmaster Certificate. Unit Standard 26541 available.
Prerequisites: Day Skipper recommended.


Modules:

1. Equipment

2. Emergencies

  • Accidents
  • Distress signals
  • Distress procedures
  • Search & rescue
  • Lifesaving & fire fighting

3. Navigation

  • Compass
  • Chartwork & publications
  • Tides & weather
  • Buoys & beacons
  • Lights & day shapes

4. Boat Handling

  • Stability
  • Anchors & anchoring
  • Steerage & manoeuvring
  • Berthing, launching & retrieving
  • Rough seas & surf
  • Crossing bars

5. Rules & Regulations

  • Collision prevention rules
  • Water recreation rules
  • Harbour bylaws
  • Skipper responsibility

6. Ropes



Boatmaster Tutorials

Learn from an experienced tutor at one of the many education centres throughout the country.

Includes: Boatmaster Handbook (Safety in Small Craft), Boatmaster Exercises and Assessment.


Recommended additional resources for this course: Rules of the Road at Sea, Nautical Flashcards & Chartwork Plotter. Click here to purchase these items.

Full upgrade pack only $50.00


Boatmaster Home Study

Now you can learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. Ideal for people who cannot attend a Boatmaster course due to a restricted schedule or geographical location.

The Boatmaster assessment is only available within New Zealand.

Includes: Boatmaster Manual, Study Guide, Chartwork Plotter, Safety in Small Craft text book, Rules of the Road at Sea reference book and Nautical Flashcards.

*** You have 12 months to complete your Home Study course


Boatmaster Home Study


Price: $315.00 (includes assessment fee)
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
Email:
Office: 165 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland
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Timetable of Tutorials

 Region A - Northland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting August 2015 (Northland)
Whangarei Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Thu 13th Aug - Tue 15th Sep 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Commences Thursday 13/8 then every Tuesday & Thursday night for 3 weeks, then one Thursday (10/9) and one Tuesday (15/9)
$475.00
Oceans Resort Hotel, Marina Road, Tutukaka 0800 40 80 90 Sat 29th Aug - Sun 6th Sep 9:00am to 5:00pm
2 Weekends
$475.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Northland)
Coastguard Bay of Islands 09 303 4303 Sat 10th - Wed 21st Oct 8:30am to 4:30pm and 7pm to 10pm
Two full weekends followed by one Wednesday night.
$475.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting August 2015 (Auckland)
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Tue 4th Aug - Tue 22nd Sep Tuesdays 6:00pm to 9:00pm & Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday evenings & 1 Saturday
$475.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Sat 8th - Sat 22nd Aug 8:30am to 4:30pm
Two full weekends plus one Saturday
$475.00
Courses starting September 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maraetai 09 303 4303 Sat 19th Sep - Wed 4th Nov 8:30am to 4:30pm and 7:00pm to 10:00pm
One full weekend (19th and 20th Sept) from 8:30am - 4:30pm, plus every Wednesday night for 7 weeks from 7pm - 10pm.
$475.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Sat 26th Sep - Thu 12th Nov 8:30am to 4:30pm and 7pm to 10pm
One full weekend from 8:30am - 4:30pm, and seven Thursday nights from 7pm -10pm
$475.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Auckland)
Massey University, Albany 09 303 4303 Tue 27th Oct - Thu 26th Nov 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday nights for five weeks
$475.00
Courses starting November 2015 (Auckland)
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sun 15th Nov 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two full weekends
$475.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting August 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Tauranga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Thu 27th Aug - Thu 29th Oct 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Every Thursday evening for ten weeks
$475.00
Courses starting September 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Hamilton Scout Hall 09 303 4303 Sat 12th - Wed 23rd Sep 8:30am to 4:30pm and 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Two full weekends (12th-13th and 19th-20th) from 8:30am - 4:30pm, plus two Wednesday nights (16th and 23rd) from 7pm - 10pm.
$475.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Sport Bay of Plenty, Tauranga 0800 40 80 90 Sat 10th - Sun 18th Oct 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two full weekends
$475.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting August 2015 (Central North Island)
Hawke's Bay Coastguard Operations and Education Centre 0800 40 80 90 Thu 27th Aug - Thu 3rd Dec 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Every Thursday night for 15 weeks
$475.00
Courses starting September 2015 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre, Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Wed 23rd Sep - Wed 25th Nov 6:30 to 9:30pm
10 Wednesday evenings.
$475.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting September 2015 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Volunteer Coastguard, Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 19th - Sun 27th Sep 9:00am to 5:00pm
2 x weekends
$475.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Ocean Sports 0800 40 80 90 Mon 12th Oct - Wed 25th Nov 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Monday and Wednesday nights
$475.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting September 2015 (Upper South Island)
Port Nelson Visitors Centre 0800 40 80 90 Sat 12th - Sun 20th Sep 9:00am to 5:00pm
2 Weekends
$475.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting September 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 12th - Sun 20th Sep 9:00am to 5:00pm
2 weekends, Saturday and Sunday
$475.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting September 2015 (Lower South Island)
ILT Stadium Southland - Isabella Street, Invercargill 0800 40 80 90 Sat 5th - Sun 27th Sep 8:30am to 4:30pm
Two weekends - 5th and 6th, 26th and 27th September
$475.00
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