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.

Essential: A Chartwork Plotter or similar type of plotting instrument is required to complete the course. If you do not have one, click here to purchase one.


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

Full upgrade pack (including chartwork plotter) only $50.00
Click here to purchase a pack.


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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 June 2016 (Northland)
Whangarei RSA 0800 40 80 90 Sat 18th - Sun 26th Jun 8:30am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 18/19 & 25/26 June
$475.00
Courses starting September 2016 (Northland)
Mangawhai Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 10th - Sun 18th Sep 8:30am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 10/11 & 17/18 September
$475.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2016 (Auckland)
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Tue 17th May - Tue 28th Jun 6:00pm to 9:00pm & 9:00am to 3:30pm
Tuesday Evenings - plus Saturday 28 May and Saturday 11 June
$475.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Sat 28th May - Wed 13th Jul 8:30am to 4:30pm + 7:00pm to 10:00pm
One weekends plus 7 Wednesday Evenings
$475.00
Richmond Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th May - Sat 18th Jun 9:00am to 5:00pm
4 x Saturdays
$475.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Auckland)
Coastguard Howick 09 303 4303 Sat 18th Jun - Mon 1st Aug 8:30am to 4:30pm + 7:00pm to 10:00pm
One full weekend then 7 x Monday evenings
$475.00
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 18th - Sun 26th Jun 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 18/19 & 25/26 June
$475.00
Courses starting July 2016 (Auckland)
Northcote & Birkenhead Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 16th - Sun 24th Jul 8:30am to 4:30pm
Two weekends - 16/17 & 23/24 July
$475.00
Courses starting October 2016 (Auckland)
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Tue 18th Oct - Tue 29th Nov 6:00pm to 9:00pm & 9:00am to 3:30pm
Tuesday Evenings - plus Saturday 29 October and Saturday 19 November
$475.00
Courses starting November 2016 (Auckland)
Rutherford College 0800 40 80 90 Sat 19th - Sun 27th Nov 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 19/20 & 26/27 November
$475.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Lake Taupo Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sun 29th May 8:30am to 5:00pm
Two Weekends - 7th/8th & 28th/29th May plus extra mentoring
$475.00
Courses starting July 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Sport Bay of Plenty - Tauranga 0800 40 80 90 Sat 16th - Sun 24th Jul 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 16/17 & 23/24 July
$475.00
Courses starting August 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Whangamata Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Mon 1st Aug - Mon 14th Nov 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday nights for 15 weeks
$475.00
Raglan Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Thu 18th Aug - Thu 22nd Sep 6:00pm to 9:00pm & 9:00am to 4:00pm
Six Thursday Evenings followed by two Saturday's - 3rd & 17th September
$475.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2016 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre, Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Tue 17th May - Wed 15th Jun 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings
$475.00
Courses starting August 2016 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre, Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Wed 3rd Aug - Tue 6th Sep 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings
$475.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 25th Jun - Sun 3rd Jul 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 25/26 June & 02/03 July
$475.00
Courses starting September 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sun 11th - Sun 18th Sep 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 11/12 & 17/18 September
$475.00
Courses starting November 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 5th - Sun 13th Nov 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 05/06 & 12/13 November
$475.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2016 (Upper South Island)
Greymouth - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sun 19th Jun 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 11/12 & 18/19 June
$116.00
Courses starting July 2016 (Upper South Island)
Nelson - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th Jul - Sun 7th Aug 8:30am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 30/31 July & 06/07 August
$475.00
Courses starting November 2016 (Upper South Island)
Nelson - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 5th - Sat 19th Nov 8:30am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 05/06 & 18/19 November
$475.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 25th Jun - Sun 10th Jul 9:00am to 4:30pm
Two weekends - 25/26 June & 9/10 July
$475.00
Courses starting September 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Forklift Training Centre, Hornby 0800 40 80 90 Sat 17th Sep - Sun 2nd Oct 9:00am to 4:30pm
Two weekends - 17/18 September & 1/2 October
$475.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2016 (Lower South Island)
Riverton Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sun 26th Jun 9:00am to 5:00pm
Two weekends - 11/12 & 25/26 June
$475.00
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