After a plane crash off Duders Beach in 1975, Sea Rescue unit was set up and manned by members of the Maraetai Beach Boating Club, using a 16 foot runabout.  In 1982 this vessel won an award from Auckland Volunteer Coastguard for the most rescues in the Auckland area.

Coastguard Maraetai Inc operates out of Maraetai Beach and services the Auckland Inshore area which is the Hauraki Gulf and Firth of Thames, but more specifically easterly from a line from Pine Harbour to Rocky Bay and Waiheke Island, encompassing Ponui Island and the Firth of Thames, along the eastern shore of Waiheke Island to the Coromandel Peninsular.


Meet Us - crew changeover is every Monday night at 19:00 to 20:30 hours at Maraetai Rescue Base, 211 Maraetai Drive, Maraetai . We are always looking for keen dedicated people to join our friendly team, so if this is you, come down to crew change, or email us.

Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's VesselSponsors and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Coastguard Maraetai Inc
Charity Number   CC34194 

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Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity