In an attempt to prevent further needless boating-related drownings on our waters, the new Auckland Navigation Safety Bylaw comes in to force from this weekend.

One of the key changes is around the wearing of lifejackets. 

  • You must carry a suitable lifejacket for every person on board your vessel.
  • If your boat is 6m or smaller, everyone on board must wear their lifejacket unless the skipper says it is safe to remove it.
  • Lifejackets must be worn on all vessels in times of increased risk.

For further information on the Bylaw visit Auckland Council Maritime Regulations