Get ready to discover boating

Welcome to Discover Boating, where you'll learn everything you need to know about getting started in boating.

From choosing activities and watercraft to buying safety gear and accessories, from jet skiing to superyachts and everything in between, you'll find it all here.

We aim to make it easy to begin boating, and we offer guidelines for each stage of boat ownership. Boating isn't just a pastime, it's a way of life - so learn, explore, get involved and get out on the water!

Word of the day:

Backing down
Manoeuvring in reverse when offshore fishing while attempting to land a fish.
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The boating map

Use this map to find boat ramps, marinas, yacht clubs, fishing and diving spots, weather reports... everything you need to plan your time on the water! Click anywhere on the map to get started.

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New Auckland Council navigation bylaws

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Gurit’s 9-month sales up over 20 per cent

Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) reports a 21.9% sales increase to CHF 250.7 million for the first nine ...

Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on...

The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety ...

Heavyweight support for Safer Boating Week

Pania of the Reef’s doing it, Peter Snell’s doing it, even John Plimmer and Sir Dove-Meyer Robinson are ...

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