IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL BOATERS
VESSELS MOORED IN DLNR FACILITIES WILL BE REQUIRED
TO CARRY INSURANCE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2009
All vessels moored in DLNR/DOBOR facilities, including harbors and off-shore moorings, will be required to carry insurance effective 12/1/2009.
Vessel owners will be required to show proof of insurance (a policy, policy declaration page or insurance card) when applying or reapplying for mooring permit.
Acceptable coverage would include a minimum of $300,000* in boat liability insurance (protection and indemnity) that names the State of Hawaii, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation as “additional insured" or "additional interest.” Please be sure that your insurance policy covers salvage costs for grounded and sunken vessels, damage to docks, pollution containment, wreck removals, etc. If your policy does not cover these types of scenarios, you may be held responsible for the full cost of repairing damage to harbor facilities and/or removing/disposing of your vessel if it is left in State waters.
Boaters, please include your DOBOR account and client numbers, harbor/mooring area, and vessel HA or documentation number on your insurance policy.
Please use the address for your respective harbor or the harbor office nearest your mooring area as the address for DOBOR. Mailing addresses for harbor offices can be referenced at:
Failure to secure insurance for vessels may result in denial of mooring permits and eviction. There will be no grace period for this requirement.
*Please note, as of 1/1/2014, the minimum coverage will increase to $500,000.
If your vessel is moored in a DLNR/DOBOR facility and is not yet insured, the following is a partial list of companies that could provide assistance.
Allstate Insurance Company
(Maui) Ph: (808) 242-8440
(Oahu) Ph: (808) 593-2330
Carr's Insurance Agency (808) 836-2277
Island Financial Services, Ltd. (808) 536-9570
Ocean Marine Insurance (808) 532-1000
Progressive Insurance (800) 693-1667
The Royal Insurance Agency, Inc.
(808) 539-1600, Toll-free:
Servco (808) 564-2562
State Farm Insurance (808) 395-3434
Thompson-Budar Insurance, Inc. & Insurance Brokers International (808) 533-7899, Toll-free: (877) 526-2628
Please note that M Bower & Co., was
previously included in this listing but has been removed.
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