BOAT­ING BY THE NUM­BERS 2018

Boating NZ - - Boat World -

1.5 mil­lion adults (42% of New Zealan­ders) were in­volved in recre­ational boat­ing last year

Kayaks re­main the most pop­u­lar craft used by boat­ies (33%), fol­lowed by power boats un­der 6m (22%), and dinghies (11%)

Last year 19 peo­ple died in recre­ational boat­ing ac­ci­dents. Of these, 18 were men – 14 over 40 years (the high­est fa­tal­ity group)

The per­cent­age of boat­ies hav­ing at least two ways to sig­nal or call for help if needed ‘every time’ has risen to 43% in 2018 from 38% in 2017

The per­cent­age of boat­ies check­ing the weather be­fore head­ing out on the wa­ter has risen to 85% in 2018 from 81% in 2017

The de­ci­sion to avoid al­co­hol ‘every time’ ei­ther be­fore or dur­ing time on the wa­ter has risen from 61% in 2017 to 67% in 2018

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