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Jetskis & personal watercraft Jetskis & personal watercraft


If you own a jetski or personal watercraft (PWC) in the Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Northland regions, it must be registered with AT's Harbourmaster. Boat registration is not required in Auckland.

Note: If the jetski is carried on board a foreign flagged visiting vessel do not use this portal instead contact the Harbourmaster's Office for instruction.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown we are experiencing delays in the printing and delivery of the jetski stickers. If you have requested stickers, you may use your jetski until they have been delivered. Please keep a copy of your registration confirmation that was emailed with you at all times as proof of your registration. We will endevour to have stickers delivered as soon as possible.

Log in to manage your registrations or find out about registering your jetski and personal watercraft.

What is a personal watercraft?

A jetski or personal watercraft is a power-driven vessel with a fully enclosed hull. It does not take on water if capsized and is designed to be operated by a person standing, sitting, or kneeling on it.

AT's Harbourmaster manages jetski registrations in Auckland and Northland and Bay of Plenty. Waikato jetski registrations (including Taupō) are managed by Waikato Regional Council.

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Registering a jetski

Registration is a one-off process, costs $56 (plus $20 for registration stickers), and is valid for the lifetime of the vessel.

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Transferring registration

When you sell or buy a jetski, you will need to transfer the registration to the new owner.

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Registration stickers

Find out how to display your registration stickers and where you can get them from.

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Using your jetski

Find out about where you can use your jetski, what happens if your jetski is registered outside Auckland, and safety regulations.