Are You Smarter than a Hurricane?

With the height of hurricane season upon us, it's imperative that you know what to do to quickly and safely secure your boat. When Jim Cantore starts broadcasting from your city, you don't have time to research "how to..." articles. Your first priority should always be the safety of your family and self. Once you … Continue reading Are You Smarter than a Hurricane?

How do you check if a boat is stolen?

How do you check if a boat is stolen? Did you know that if you buy stolen property, law enforcement can take it from you without any consideration for the money you've spent to purchase it? If it's a small item, it might not hurt as much. But what if you spent $15,000 or more … Continue reading How do you check if a boat is stolen?

How do I look up a boat VIN number?

How do I look up a boat VIN number? If you’re trying to obtain a boat's VIN, or hull identification number - HIN as they are referred to in the boating industry, you can use Boat History Report (BoatHistoryReport.com) to run the state registration number or US Coast Guard Documentation number.  If you are unsure … Continue reading How do I look up a boat VIN number?

How do I find the history of a boat?

To find the history of the boat the easy way, use Boat History Report.  You will need one of the following: HIN (Hull Identification Number), State Registration Number, or the USCG Documentation Number.  Once you have that you can use it to easily run a history search at BoatHistoryReport.com.  Boat History Report has been in … Continue reading How do I find the history of a boat?

New Boat Titles Continue to Increase YTD

2021 is off to a great start with Florida continuing to see YOY increases in new titles being issued with January up 10.6% and February up 23.7%, for an overall 17.1% increase YTD. This data is generated from our database of over 120 million unique records, with over 21 million unique Boats. If your business … Continue reading New Boat Titles Continue to Increase YTD

Deliberate or Innocent – You be the judge!

In the normal course of business, we come across all sorts of different types of things including fraud, scams, deliberate deceitfulness, and sometimes it’s just honest ignorance with no intentional wrongdoing. In today's finding, we’ll present the facts and let you be the judge. The listing: https://www.yachtworld.com/.../mikelson-61-sportfisher.../ The Facts: - Prior to 2004, this boat … Continue reading Deliberate or Innocent – You be the judge!

Buyer Beware – Official looking documentation paperwork charging 3x’s the renewal rate

BoatUS and the US Coast Guard want boaters to know that renewing your USCG documentation directly with the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) only costs $26. If you receive a notice in the mail asking for more than that, it's not your official renewal notice but rather a notice from a third party vendor. The … Continue reading Buyer Beware – Official looking documentation paperwork charging 3x’s the renewal rate

What the pandemic taught us about handling stress and how boating, yes boating, curbs the impact

See the original om ThriveGlobal.com: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/what-the-pandemic-taught-us-about-handling-stress-and-how-boating-yes-boating-curbs-the-impact/ Did you know that in 1911, a surgeon named Richard Clement Lucas predicted that by 2020, human feet would be comprised of one big toe only? Or that in 1900, John Elfreth Watkins, Jr., the curator of mechanical technology at the Smithsonian Institution, predicted that the letters C, X, … Continue reading What the pandemic taught us about handling stress and how boating, yes boating, curbs the impact