With hundreds of thousands of potential buyers attending boat shows in the upcoming months, Boat History Report’s (BHR) strategic partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) could not have come at a better time.  This new partnership will help to further prevent boat buyers from unknowingly purchasing stolen and salvaged boats being sold without proper disclosure.  The addition of NICB’s boat data further solidifies BHR as the leading provider of watercraft history reports. By partnering with leading marine organizations, including YachtWorld.com, BoatTrader.com, and NadaGuides, BHR continues to provide the tools necessary for consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing used boats.

Interesting Facts and Statistics:

  • 75,000 recreational boats were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina -Insurance Journal (January 2, 2006).
  • Over 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy. -estimate by Boat Owner’s Association of The United States.
  • As of April, 2014- 60% of stolen watercraft from 2013 had not been recovered.  Sources: NICB, US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI), National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Fort Lauderdale Boat Show annually attracts an audience of more than 100,000. (Oct 30 – Nov 3rd, 2014).

You can read the full news release here: https://www.nicb.org/newsroom/news-releases/nicb-welcomes-boat-history-report-as-strategic-partner

 

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