Boat Safety

Recently we have had a number of complaints regarding the handling of vessels by our members and excessive speeds on the river, particularly in the upper reaches from Panmure Yacht Club through to and even past Tamaki Marine Park.

This is a busy part of the river with a number of organisations sharing the waterway from rowers, kayakers, waka ama's and other boaties.

The use of excessive speed is a serious and dangerous problem causing damage to boats, pontoons and even capsizing the waka amas.  

Recent events have been witnessed and recorded along the river by other waterway users and reported to us and the Harbour Master and Maritime NZ.

This problem is being taken seriously by the authorities and we are actively working with Maritime NZ and the other users of the river to actively promote safe and responsible boating.

These incidents are becoming more common and will potentially lead to a much more serious accident occurring so we ask that you please slow down to 5 knots and observe the speed limit and the restricted speed zones shown on the chart below.

If you are unsure about the zones then please ask and we will be able to assist you.

This is a link to information from the Harbour Master: Click below to download the chart

Thank you for your time in reading this and we appreciate your support in keeping Tamaki Estuary a safe water way for us all to enjoy

The team at Tamaki Marine Park.