Ocean Passage Tracking Service
We've got your back from the moment you leave the dock!
We accept daily position reports via HF radio (voice and DSC), Email and SMS. You can choose which is best.
Satellite AIS Tracking
Using our global un-delayed subscription with MarineTraffic, we track your vessel as it crosses the ocean.
Each day we review the weather for your area using PredictWind. If we see anything of concern ahead, we will bring it to your attention.
We notify the rescue coordination centre when triggered by our missed check in policy. No waiting for your vessel to be listed overdue.
HF Radio Skeds
During the months of May, June, October and November, we maintain a scheduled listening watch on our HF radio working frequencies.
Our station located in Russell, New Zealand covers the Tasman Sea, Coral Sea and most of the South Pacific Ocean.
Our service does not replace the requirement for all vessels venturing offshore to have a means of downloading weather predictions daily whilst at sea.
It is foolhardy to rely on a weather forecast obtained on the date of departure.
PredictWind is the gold standard for recreational cruisers on ocean passages. It is cost effective and is a "must have".
Northland Maritime Radio Limited is owned by Peter Mott and operates from the iconic town of Russell in the Bay of Islands, NZ.
A skilled radio engineer and proficient coast station operator, Peter also holds New Zealand Boat Master and Coastal Skipper certifications. Sea time includes both coastal and ocean passages.
Additionally, Peter has SAR experience and is experienced in managing distress traffic when required.
Peter is a details guy and enjoys working with cruisers, weather routers, and when necessary rescue coordination centres.
Amateur station ZL1PWM is also available to communicate with licensed amateurs operating maritime mobile.
At Island Cruising NZ we use the services provided by Peter and Northland Radio in helping us manage our offshore yacht rallies. His service is professional, reliable and thoroughly enjoyable. Amanda and I recommend Peter to anyone embarking on an offshore passage.
We were so lucky to have had Peter 'onboard' for our latest passage, Fiji to NZ, in highly unpredictable spring weather.
Knowing that Peter was watching over us helped me keep my sanity in amongst three preschool aged children and a husband who is new to Bluewater sailing. Thank you once again, Peter!
Peter has provided us with a wonderful service, it is a big ocean out there and to have someone to check in with nightly makes you feel a little more secure. We sailed from New Zealand to Vanuatu, to Fiji, to Wallis Island then to Western and American Samoa, over to Tonga and then up to Suwarrow, Christmas Island and finally arrived in Honolulu Hawaii with Peter there for us every day of our passages.