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Beginning Boating

Beginning Boating is designed for people who are new to boating and aren’t ready to take on the skipper’s role. This mobile friendly course covers the basics to help you become an informed crew member. Be more confident and relaxed on the water this summer.

Qualification: Beginning Boating course completion certificate

What it covers: The basics to help make your day on the water enjoyable; selecting the right lifejacket, trip planning, preparing for the unexpected, and some basic boating rules.

Application: For anyone new to boating. You can save it to your device and it's a great reference tool. If you want to be the skipper we recommend the Day Skipper course.

Duration: Save the course and do it at your own pace. Revisit key aspects whenever you choose.



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To use your Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the  "Discount Code field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

To use your Coastguard NZ 15% membership discount on selected courses, input "CGM" and your Coastguard membership number (e.g. CGM78091) into the  "Discount Code" field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The courses included in this discount offer are: Day Skipper (Not to be used in conjunction with $100 discount), Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Inboard Engine Maintenance, Outboard Engine Maintenance and GPS Operator.

PLEASE NOTE: Boating Education resources cannot be discounted using these codes.   

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