Hawaii law requires that any boaters who operate a power-driven vessel propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower, even vessels propelled primarily by wind/sail that is equipped with an auxiliary engine to successfully complete a boating safety course approved by the (NASBLA).
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Hawaii law requires that any boaters who operate a power-driven vessel propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower, even vessels propelled primarily by wind/sail that is equipped with an auxiliary engine to successfully complete a boating education courseapproved by the (NASBLA).
Any person operating a power-driven vessel propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower, or a vessel propelled primarily by wind/sail that is equipped with an auxiliary engine on the waters of Hawaii must possess a certificate of completion from a NASBLA-approved course in regards to safe use and operation of a power-driven vessel that contains a component on Hawaii waters approved by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Persons exempt from the rule:
A person renting a vessel is also required to comply with these rules or undergo a safety briefing (from the livery) that is approved by the State of Hawaii.
*Thrill Craft: any motorized vessel that can be categorized as a personal watercraft (PWC) and which is:
Thrill Craft include jet skis, wave-runners, wet bikes, surf jets, miniature speedboats, and hovercraft.
DISCLAIMER: The content of this course is only a portion of what is required for thrill craft certification in the State of Hawaii. It does not certify you to operate a thrill craft or tow-in surf. According to Hawaii Administrative Rules, to legally operate a thrill craft in Hawaii and engage in the sport of tow-in surfing, you must complete the appropriate State-approved course offered by an institution of higher education in the safe operation of this type of vessel. For more information, visit the Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation web site.
You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a boater education card.
Yes. All states that require boater education certification will recognize the Hawaii Boat Operator's Certificate, due to a NASBLA-approved course reciprocity for non-residents.
It is illegal for any person under the age of 15 to operate a PWC. Additionally, it is illegal to permit, or mislead another person into permitting, a person under 15 years of age to operate a PWC.
A person under the age of 16 is not permitted to operate a power-driven vessel on the waters of Hawaii unless accompanied on-board and supervised by a person of 21 years of age or older who holds their required certificate of completion.
No age limit as long as they can pass the test.
Forever - they do not expire.
Only $ 24.95 (online course, final test and online certificate included).