Jetskis now need to be registered

Posted at 10:03am Thursday 19 Oct, 2017

New rules for Bay of Plenty mean jetski owners now need to register their vessels.

This change was introduced as part of the new Navigation Safety Bylaw for identification and safety reasons.

It means Bay of Plenty joins Waikato, Auckland and Northland as places where you are required to register your jetski.

“Jetski are incredibly powerful, fast and maneuverable machines. For the most part users play safe and follow the rules, but we do get a lot of speed related complaints about them,” says Bay of Plenty Harbourmaster Peter Buell.

“Registration will help us to locate the owners or users of machines seen breaking the rules. It can also be a useful way of identifying jetskis if they are stolen or if an unattended ski is found. One registration will be valid for regions that have this requirement.”

To keep things easy, and costs to a minimum, Regional Council have teamed up with Auckland Transport who have recently launched their online registration tool. T

o register your jetski visit and you will be directed to their online tool.

Registration is a one-off process, costs $53.50 (plus $20 for registration stickers), and is valid for the lifetime of the vessel.

For more information on the 2017 Navigation Safety Bylaw visit


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Posted on 20-10-2017 17:21 | By Papamoaner

Jetskis are much more dangerous than conventional fizz boats, especially inshore amongst divers. Registration sticker pro's and con's are no different to motor vehicles. The initiative was inevitable given the number of incidents.

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Posted on 19-10-2017 11:24 | By outback

Revenue gathering exercise just as many idiots in boats if not more and how will a sticker that can be peeled off help identify a stolen pwc

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