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Home Study
Duration30 weeks
LevelNext Level
QualificationCoastguard Education Certification
Price$470.00
Classroom Study
Duration30 hours + 2 hour assessment
LevelNext Level
QualificationCoastguard Education Certification
Price$720.00

Aim: To gain detailed boating knowledge. 

Duration: 30 hours (classroom) plus self-study, followed by a written and oral assessment. The home study option for Boatmaster must be completed within 6 months.

Qualification: NZ Boatmaster Certificate,

The Boatmaster course is a comprehensive course for boaties with current knowledge and experience. (Minimum age: 15 years)

It applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches, and powerboats.  As part of the pathway of Coastguard Boating Education courses, the material extends your knowledge in chartwork, navigation techniques, distress signals, emergency procedures, knots, rope work, and provides a thorough understanding of the rules of the road at sea.  

The course also uses the new and completely updated edition of Safety in Small Craft. This is an informative guide and every chapter is packed with new full colour illustrations. 

You will require resources (such as the chartwork plotter) to complete the exam.  The Homestudy course includes the chartwork plotter, Safety in Small Craft text book, Rules of the Road at Sea and nautical flash cards.  As of 1 May 2024, the classroom course includes this also.

This course is a component of the New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4).

Course Options

Timetable of Tutorials

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Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting November 2024 (Northland)
Whangarei Coastguard Marsden Cove
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends from (8:30-5pm) - 9 & 10 November and the following weekend 16 & 17 November 2024. The written exam will be on Saturday 23 November 2024. Oral examinations to be confirmed later with tutor. Enrolments for this course close on Wednesday 30 October 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 9th - Sun 17th Nov Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
15 places left
Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting August 2024 (Auckland)
Coastguard Boating Education office - Westhaven Marina
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends at Coastguard Boating Education (8:30-5pm) - 10/11 August & 24/25 August 2024. The written exam will be on Tuesday 27 August (7pm-10pm) at Coastguard Boating Education. Oral examinations to be confirmed later with tutor. Enrolments for this course close on Thursday 8 August 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 10th - Sun 25th Aug Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
12 places left
Courses starting September 2024 (Auckland)
Gulf Harbour Yacht Club
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club (8:30-5pm) - 7/8 September & 21/22 September 2024. The written exam will be on Tuesday 24 September (7pm-10pm) at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club. Oral examinations to be confirmed later with tutor. Enrolments for this course close on Thursday 5 September 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 7th - Sun 22nd Sep Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
12 places left
Courses starting October 2024 (Auckland)
Coastguard Boating Education office - Westhaven Marina
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends at Coastguard Boating Education (8:30-5pm) - 19/20 October & 2/3 November 2024. The written exam will be on Tuesday 5 November (7pm-10pm) at Coastguard Boating Education. Oral examinations to be confirmed later with tutor. Enrolments for this course close on Thursday 17 October 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 19th Oct - Sun 3rd Nov Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
10 places left
Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting August 2024 (Waikato / BOP)
Tauranga Coastguard
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends from (8:30-5pm) - 31 August/ 1 September & 14/15 September 2024. Individual oral examinations will take place on Wednesday 18th September or Thursday 19th September (5-9pm), your time to be confirmed on commencement of course. Enrolments for this course close on Monday 26th September 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 31st Aug - Sun 15th Sep Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
12 places left
Courses starting November 2024 (Waikato / BOP)
Rotorua Coastguard
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends (8:30-5pm) - 23/24 November & 7/8 December 2024. Oral examinations will be scheduled at a later date. Enrolments for this course close on Monday 18 November 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 23rd Nov - Sun 8th Dec Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
16 places left
Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting August 2024 (Lower North Island)
Wanganui Coastguard
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends at Wanganui Coastguard (8:30-5pm) - 3/4 August and 17/18 August. Oral examinations will be scheduled later. Enrolments for this course close on Monday 29 July 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 3rd - Sun 18th Aug Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
16 places left
Thistle Hall Community Venue
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends (8:30-5pm) - 24/25 August & 7/8 September 2024 at 293 Cuba Street. Oral examinations will be organised at a later date. Enrolments for this course close on Friday 9 August 2024. Please be aware there is restricted access to the venue, involving two 30cm steps to enter the room. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 24th Aug - Sun 8th Sep Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
14 places left
Courses starting November 2024 (Lower North Island)
Mana Cruising Club
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends (8:30-5pm) - 30 November-1 December & 14/15 December 2024. Oral examinations will be organised at a later date. Enrolments for this course close on Monday 25 November 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 30th Nov - Sun 15th Dec Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
16 places left
Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting July 2024 (Upper South Island)
Ogilvie-Lee Emergency Operations Centre - Picton
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends from (8:30-5pm) - 20/21 July 3/4 August 2024. The written exam will be on Tuesday 7 August 2024 (7pm-10pm). Oral examinations to be confirmed later with tutor. Enrolments for this course close on Wednesday 17 July 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 20th Jul - Sun 4th Aug Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
5 places left
Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting September 2024 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Sumner Lifeboat Station
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends (8:30-5pm) - 7/8 September & 21/22 September. Oral examinations will be Wednesday 25 September 2024. Enrolments for this course close on Monday 7th September. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 7th - Sun 22nd Sep Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
11 places left
Venue Date Contact    
Courses starting August 2024 (West Coast)
Westcoast/Buller Coastguard
08:30 - 17:00
This course will run for 2 full weekends (8:30-5pm) - 31/01 August/September & 14/15 September 2024. Oral examinations will be organised at a later date. Enrolments for this course close on Monday 26 August 2024. You will require resources (such as the Chart Plotter) to complete the exam. These are provided as part of the course.
Sat 31st Aug - Sun 15th Sep Email:
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
$720.00
16 places left

Price: $470.00 (includes assessment fee)
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
Email:
Office: 165 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland


The course was really great and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others
Harbourmaster

Which course format is right for you?

Online Study

Online and Home study boating courses offer many benefits for those seeking boating education. Firstly, these courses are designed to be studied either online or with a home study booklet so they have great content and illustrations, are interactive and are easy to navigate. You can also study at your own pace giving the flexibility to schedule learning around busy lifestyles and commitments. You can also complete the course in blocks and can come back to it on a weekly basis until it is completed.
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Classroom Study

Classroom courses offer the student the ability to study intensely over a finite period of time (usually a weekend) to complete a boating course. It is a chance to meet up with other like-minded boaties and learn from their experiences. Having an educated teacher with years of boating knowledge enables the student to be taught face-to-face and ask any questions that may come up.
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DISCOUNT CODES

New Member Day Skipper Course $100 discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the Discount Code field below (e.g. 123456). This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

10% Membership discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ 10% membership discount on other selected Home Study 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.


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