Now’s a good time to think about ways in which to make boating better for you and your family as we sail on in to 2021.

A useful new service has been launched by LINZ (Land Information New Zealand), with free electronic nautical marine charts promising to keep us all safer on the water this summer.

Recreational boating in New Zealand appears to be on the increase, according to a recently released survey. And pleasing changes are being noted in relation to perceptions around lifejacket usage.