Free Coastguard membership when you subscribe to the BoatSmart HQ app

Our BoatSmart app has got even better: all subscribers now receive a year’s free membership to the New Zealand Coastguard.

The Coastguard membership, worth $115 for individuals, gives you complete confidence that you’re in safe hands when you’re on the water. Membership includes free assists 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all popular boating areas around the country, information and safety services including real time wind strength and direction, and newsletters filled with the latest news, tips and advice to help you get the most out of your boating.


As well as all of the above, Coastguard members are entitled to special discounts for skipper courses, boating insurance and lifejacket rental (only available in the Northern Region).

The membership covers you, your partner and any dependants up to the age of 18 no matter what boat you’re on or where you choose to do your boating. So if you are out on a friend’s boat, you and the vessel you are on are still covered. 

You can rest assured that if you break down, get a flat battery, or get into trouble, one of the Coastguard rescue vehicles will do all they can to get you home in one piece. The rescue crews are highly trained professional volunteers, so you can be safe in the knowledge that when you call Coastguard for help, you’ll be in expert hands.


The free Coastguard membership is included when you subscribe to BoatSmart HQ. The BoatSmart HQ mobile app ensures that your vessel is safe, seaworthy and ready to go when you need it. It manages all of the servicing and maintenance of your boat so you don’t have to. 

Jump on board and subscribe to BoatSmart HQ today to get peace of mind whenever you’re out at sea. Click here to download more information on Coastguard membership.