Boatmaster

The Boatmaster course is a 30-hour, theory-only course providing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of boating safety. Whilst this is an excellent stand-alone course, the Boatmaster course is also a pre-requisite for the ‘Coastal Skipper’ and ‘Offshore Skipper’ courses, the more advanced Coastguard Boating Education qualifications.

The course fee includes Coastguard registration, student manual, exam fee and use of charts and navigation instruments.

The focus of this course includes:

  • Navigation
  • Rules and regulations
  • Boat handling
  • Emergencies
  • Meteorology
  • Tides
  • Knots

Upcoming courses

BM38 – Tuesday and Thursday nights 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 July & 4,6, 11, 13 August. 6.00-8.30pm.

BM39 – Tuesday and Thursday nights 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 September & 1, 6, 8 October. 6.00-8.30pm.

To book, please select the course start date and number of people attending from the book now box on this page.  If you need help check out our booking help.  Please note all courses are subject to minimum booking numbers to run.

If these course times don’t suit please email ocean@rpnyc.org.nz to be notified when new courses are scheduled.