John Kothe

Contact John

0800 366 828

Boating is my life.

I’ve been involved since my early years and I have been extensively involved in the NZ boating industry for decades.

I take huge pride in my industry involvement and in particular the work I have done for Coastguard over the years. We have a world leading Coastguard organisation in NZ and not only is this saving lives in NZ, but it’s a progressive educator in it’s role as our leading coastal safety organisation.

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” ― Hermann Broch

Industry Training Experience:

  • Development of all Coastguard related Search & Rescue material for over ten years.
  • Training of Coastguard Boating qualifications for over ten years
  • Member of Coastguard Boating Education Course Development Committee

Courses I teach:

  • VHF Operator Certificate
  • RADAR Operator Certificate
  • GPS Operator Certificate
  • Dayskipper
  • Boatmaster
  • RYA PB L1 & 2 Training for 5 years


  • Coastguard Senior Master
  • LLO
  • Boatmaster
  • Coastal Skipper
  • RYA Powerboat L1 & 2 Instructor
  • Regional Coastguard Instructor
  • L4 Certificate in Adult Education & Training

Happy Sailing.