Hawaii Boating Information
Registration Questions:(808) 5871970
Boating Registration Website:http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/boating-in-hawaii/registering-and-numbering-your-vessel
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

There is a Gross Receipts Tax that will increase the cost of vessels purchased from dealers

Boats in state marinas are required to carry liability insurance.  For more information visit Hawai'i information page. Visit the BoatU.S. Marine Insurance page for coverage information.

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
Clearance Lights:Yes (depending on height & width)
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:Yes (Over 3000 lbs.)
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