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DLNR News Release-Impounded Boats from Ala Wai & Keehi Small Boat Harbors to be Auctioned, May 23, 2019

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Latest Department News

(Honolulu) – On Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will publish a legal notice from the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) announced a public auction of five (5) impounded vessels from the Ala Wai and Keehi Small Boat Harbors on O‘ahu. Bidders must appear in person at the June 28th auction to be held at the DOBOR District Office at 4 Sand Island Access Road beginning at 9 a.m.

The vessels to be auctioned are as follows:

  • 1994, 85-foot-long Catamaran (SKYE aka Navatek II), minimum bid upset price – $20,000
  • Unknown year, 22-foot-long Panga (Japanese tsunami marine debris), minimum bid upset price – $500.00
  • 1994, 60-foot-long Trimaran (L’HYDROPTERE), minimum bid upset price – $8,000
  • 1982, 44-foot-long Trawler (MALAMA KAI), minimum bid upset price – $5000
  • 1977, 37-foot-long sailing vessel/sloop (KI‘IHELE), minimum bid upset price- $5000

All of the boats will be sold in “as is and where is” condition with no warranties or guarantees.  With the exception of the Navatek II, all of the vessels must be removed from State property within three days of sale.

The winning bidder for the Navatek II has 30 days in which to remove the large vessel from land at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor and DOBOR is willing to work with the successful bidder in accomplishing the removal. Failure to remove vessels within the specified time periods will result in enforcement action, which can include issuance of a citation, fines, or re-impoundment of the vessel. The boats cannot be relocated to any State Harbor facility without a permit.


Proceeds from the auction will be placed into the State Boating Special Fund, which is the sole source of funding for small boat harbor operations, maintenance, and repair.


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Vessel auction packet: attached


Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Communications Office

[email protected]

(808) 587-0396