Marlborough Marine Radio Association is an Incorporated Society providing marine communication facilities within the wider Marlborough Sounds area of New Zealand.
The purpose of the Association is to provide safety through communication on VHF channels and assistance to the boating community of the Marlborough Sounds.
Marlborough Marine Radio repeaters cover most sea areas of central New Zealand – bounded by Cape Farewell, Cape Egmont, Cape Palliser and Cape Campbell.
Membership fees are kept as low as possible to encourage everyone to join – to October 2017 a recreational membership is $84 (incl gst) and a commercial membership is $106 (incl gst). Those commercial members with more than one vessel pay $99 (incl gst) for each additional vessel.
There are some fantastic benefits to joining MMR – including:
Monitored trip reports – Police Search and Rescue are notified when vessels are overdue
Scheduled daily weather reports – updates available on request
Local navigational warnings
A link to medical assistance
Assistance with passing on urgent or essential messages (toll calls and calls to cell phones will be on-charged to the member)
General assistance including
Breakdowns, eg if your engine fails and you need a tow
Reporting or locating lost gear
VHF radio checks
Finding a local service provider for marine repairs and equipment
Putting you in touch with a resort or restaurant
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