Hawaii Boating Information
Registration Questions:(808) 5871970
Boating Registration Website:http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/
State Tax Department Website:http://tax.hawaii.gov/
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:4%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:No
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:No
Boat Titles Issued:No
Notes:There is a Gross Receipts Tax that will increase the cost of vessels purchased from dealers

There are no current local boating issues. Please check back periodically for updates or email us a story at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com.

Boating Law Administrator(808) 587-1966
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:48' x 9'W x 14'H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:65'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Taillights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes (depending on height & width)
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Reflectors:Yes
Flares:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:Yes (Over 3000 lbs.)
Tiedowns:N/A
Two Trailers:No
Insurance:Not required specifically
for the trailer, may fall
under the vehicle insurance
Oversize Permit Office:(808) 873-3535
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

Hawaii Boating Alerts:

We do not have any current state alerts at this time. If you have a boating related issue please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com