VHF radio offers both safety and convenience when out on the water. Your VHF radio can be used to call for help when you're at sea and the distress channel is monitored all day and night to help you when you need it most. It can also be used for keeping in touch with friends and family, receiving weather forecasts, making trip reports and more.
Maritime New Zealand recommend you always take two ways of waterproof help when at sea, the VHF radio being the best two way communication device and a distress beacon
being the ideal back up device.