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Nov 17, 2023 - Boat registration and title records in Hawaii are maintained in a database administered by the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DBOR). Hawaii boat registration search lookups and record copies in are made available to owners and certain qualified parties. The following information will provide some insights on how to go about obtaining boat title and registration data in Hawaii.

Online Access

Hawaii does not currently provide any means of online access to boat registration and title records.

Telephone Access

The Hawaii DBOR may confirm the presence of a boat hull identification number in the database system or verify a title or registration certificate in hand by telephone. However, it will not likely provide other detailed information. The DBOR contact information is available in WikiLinks.

Boat Record Request Form

Boat title, registration and historical records in Hawaii may be obtained by submitting a Record Request form (WikiLinks) to the DBOR. Contact information and a mailing address for the DBOR can be found in WikiLinks.

Historical Records

Historical and archived boat registration records are available from the Hawaii DBOR in conjunction with the records access information provided in this page. However, boat records are not maintained indefinitely in the database system so you will need to contact the DBOR (WikiLinks) in order to determine such limitations.

Bulk Records

Boat title and registration records in Hawaii may be available as bulk downloads to certain qualified entities. Contact the DBOR (WikiTags) for more information.

Nationwide System

Hawaii subscribes to the Vessel Identification System (WikiTags) which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This is a nationwide database wherein most states contribute boat registration data in real-time. Access is only available, however, to law enforcement agencies and other governmental institutions. Anyone concerned about a boat that may have been stolen, abandoned, involved in an incident or is being utilized for illicit activities in state jurisdictional areas should contact a local enforcement agency or boat registration office.


The information provided herein has been obtained from various sources and is subject to change without notice. Any such concerns should be addressed with the respective government agency.

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