Ninety-5 percent of boaties had enough lifejackets for each person on board, and 83 percent have been wearing them while required, provisional effects launched nowadays from the ‘No Excuses’ safe boating campaign display.

Lead Maritime Officer for the challenge Matt Wood said the marketing campaign targeted high-risk behaviors, including failing to carry and/or put on lifejackets, dangerous pace, and breaches of navigational protection regulations. He said Kiwi boaties “did themselves proudly” while it got here to lifejackets, and ‘No Excuses’ confirmed the fee of getting a consistent nationwide campaign to encourage secure boating behavior.


There had been a total of 182 infringements issued and 502 warnings given. Common motives infringement notices have been issued protected people no longer showing a dive flag – no matter having divers within the water, now not having observers while towing and now not having lifejackets onboard or failing to wear them whilst required.

The 2018/19 marketing campaign saw 3,531 interactions with boaties and ran from 20 October 2018 till 31 March 2019, concerning thirteen Regional Councils and the Taupō Harbourmaster.

The majority of ‘No Excuses’ interactions have been wonderful, Wood said. Boaties were happy to peer the ‘No Excuses’ teams educating and – where required – implementing the regulations.

Hawke’s Bay Harbourmaster Martin Moore stated his group was impressed by neighborhood boaties’ behavior, and it showed protection messages were developing the tremendous exchange. He said the group becomes met with a heat welcome and expressions of gratitude for his or her efforts to “make sure boaties made it home in a single piece.”

Wood said the firms involved in ‘No Excuses’ had a shared interest in preserving boaties secure at the water.

“You should say we’re one large group running collectively. A big thanks to the councils and Harbourmasters that have been involved in this year’s campaign for their efforts. Their paintings make Kiwi boaties more secure and – with a bit of luck – saves lives.”

Organizations concerned in ‘No Excuses’ 2018/19

  • Auckland Transport
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Taranaki Regional Council
  • Department of Internal Affairs (Lake Taupo)
  • Hawkes Bay Regional Council
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Tasman District Council
  • Nelson City Council
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Otago Regional Council
  • Environment Southland