Coastguard Lifejacket Rental


Have the kids grown out of their lifejackets? Perhaps you’re taking your mates out for the day? Or is it that your own guests outnumber the number of spare jackets on board?

As skipper you are legally required to ensure that you carry on board a suitable, correctly fitted lifejacket for each person on board. To help keep you safe out on the water, Coastguard Northern Region - with the help of our friends at Hutchwilco - operate a lifejacket rental service to cover you no matter what situation you're faced with.

We stock quality Hutchwilco lifejackets that are in as-new condition and available in sizes from young children through to large adults. We've got a size to suit everyone.


Lifejacket Rental Fees

Time Members Non-Members
Day $10.00 $15.00
Weekend $20.00 $30.00
Week $30.00 $40.00

Bookings & Collection

Bookings are not essential, however to ensure we have the right sized lifejacket here for you, bookings can be made by contacting us on 0800 BOATIE (262 843) or by emailing us.

Payment & Conditions

  • All lifejackets must be picked up from the Coastguard Northern Region headquarters at the Auckland Marine Rescue Centre, Mechanics Bay, Auckland (see map here) between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Weekend bookings to be collected on the Friday and returned on the Monday by 6pm.
  • Payment can be made by cash, Eftpos or credit at time of collection.
  • We require a Bond of $100 per lifejacket to be left with us by way of a credit card number that is securely stored and not charged unless the lifejacket is not returned, or is returned damaged.
  • Collection before 6pm on week days. 
  • Late return will incur an additional day rental charge.
  • Additional lifejacket hire terms and conditions apply, please read these here.