All recreational vessels are required to carry enough lifejackets for everyone on board.
Lifejackets must be of the correct size for the people on board and easily accessible at all times.
This rule applies to vessels of all sizes including kayaks.
If you don’t have the correct number and sizes of lifejackets on board, expect a $200 infringement fine for each jacket you’re missing. The Marlborough Harbour Master takes a hard line on this rule.
Note: There are some exceptions to this bylaw for certain activities. Please check the bylaws for further information.