The origins of Coastguard Hawkes Bay go back to the 1980s when a group of dedicated and enthusiastic pleasure boat owners and professional fisherpersons formed the Offshore Rescue Vessel Group. 

The group has evolved over the years and now the Coastguard Unit is at a stage where it has a “world class million dollar” boat and facilities that enable it to provide a high level of marine rescue services to the Hawkes Bay community.


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

Legal Name Hawke’s Bay Volunteer Coastguard Incorporated
Charity Number   CC37817    

Mayday Appeal

Help train our heroes, so they can go the extra mile to save lives at sea

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Become a member

Support the Coastguard and our volunteers in their mission of ‘saving lives at sea’, and get benefits at the same time.

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Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

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