Marine Watch

Marine Watch encourages boat owners to get to know their neighbouring mooring or pen users as a means of increasing the level of supervision of boats and the surrounding environment.

Marine Watch is about preventing crime in and around the boating community. 

If you notice a suspicious person, recording the information may help the Police to catch a criminal.  

Report all suspicious behaviour and incidents to Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

Here are some basic steps we can all take to protect our vessels and property.

  • Record all details of your boat and equipment - including serial numbers - and keep in a safe place.
  • Mark any valuable items with an engraver or UV pen with your drivers licence number.
  • Fit an anti theft device to your trailer.
  • Fit a quality lock to your boat.
  • Remove all valuable items from your boat when you leave it unattended, including all alcohol.
  • Consider fitting a quality alarm to your boat.
  • Take your keys with you when leaving the boat.
  • Use a key float.