Who we are

Coastguard North Shore is a group of passionate professional volunteers sharing the same desire to ensure no life is lost at sea.

Coastguard North Shore is among a group of strategically positioned on water units, communications facility and air patrol assets operated under Coastguard Northern Region.

Coastguard North Shore is proud to offer our community a ready response to any on water emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days as year. With a complex array equipment onboard, from the latest in navigational and safety equipment, through to medical, mechanical and retrieval gear, North Shore Rescue is extremely capable and ready to assist any boatie in need.

Regular training ensures that our crews are ready to respond at any moment. Coastguard North Shore regularly assists flat batteries and mechanical failures, through to the more serious medical events, fires, de-watering and searches.

Regular training ensures crew have the needed skills to remain safe and offer an effective response to any event they may be required to attend. Scheduled maintenance means North Shore Rescue is regularly serviced and cleaned to ensure she is ready for deployment.

Our Vessel

North Shore Rescue was launched in early 2017 after a lengthy discussion, design and build process involving thousands of hours from our Boat Build Group and many more from our designer and builder. Trailer launched from her home in Browns Bay, North Shore Rescue is a purpose built 9.5m Quick Response Rescue Vessel (QRV) designed by De Villiers Yacht Design and built by AMF Boats.

North Shore Rescue stepping into the shoes of our former vessel, a similarly design and built QRV, which has since moved onto another Coastguard Unit and boating community in the Far North. Having faithfully served our unit, the local North Shore Community and the wider Auckland Region she leaves a formidable legacy as one of the single busiest Coastguard rescue assets in the country.

Here’s an inside look at the new North Shore Rescue shortly before she launched: