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Aim: To gain detailed boating knowledge. 

Duration: 30 hours plus self study, followed by a written and oral assessment.

Qualification: NZ Boatmaster Certificate,

The Boatmaster course is a comprehensive course for boaties with current knowledge and experience. 

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. 

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

Important Notice – Covid-19 lockdown update

In the new Covid Protection Framework starting on 3rd December 2021, for NZ area's in RED or ORANGE LIGHT, CBE require a valid Vaccine Pass unless you have an exemption, to attend face to face classroom courses. Please be reassured your tutor will also have a valid Vaccine Pass.

If you would like to start your study sooner, please enrol on to our Home Study course. 

Thank you and stay safe!

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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. 

To use your National Coastguard NZ 15% 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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