How do I perform a Boat Vin Lookup? – Help!

Are you looking for a boat VIN check? Trying to look up a boat by VIN? Maybe you're trying to lookup a boat by serial number? Or figuring out the year of a boat by VIN? Let's start with the basics. What is a boat VIN? In the boating world, a vehicle's VIN is the … Continue reading How do I perform a Boat Vin Lookup? – Help!

How Do You Register or Title A Boat?

Wondering how to register your boat?  Asking Google, "How do you Title a boat in...?"  Unsure of what your state's requirements are for registering and titling boats? Boat History Report has put together a comprehensive guide for registering and titling boats in every state: https://boathistoryreport.com/services/boat_docs Each state has its own Q&A section which includes the … Continue reading How Do You Register or Title A Boat?

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

With the pandemic still going strong and new variants emerging regularly, boating continues to be at the forefront of safe and effective ways to spend time outdoors, relieve stress, and invite calm into your life. Did you know that in 1900, John Elfreth Watkins, Jr., the curator of mechanical technology at the Smithsonian Institution, predicted … Continue reading What the pandemic taught us about handling stress and how boating curbs the impact

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?

Carfax for Boats Law

We were featured in another article on the passing of the Carfax for Boats Law due to our participation on helping get it passed.  We've been called the Carfax for boats for years because #BoatsCantTalk #Carfaxforboats #BoatsCantTalk https://www.jacksonville.com/lifestyle/20190621/carfax-for-boats-law-lowers-chance-of-buying-damaged-vessel Carfax for boats law lowers chance of buying damaged vessel By Palak Patel / ppatel@jacksonville.com Posted Jun 21, 2019 at 2:20 PM … Continue reading Carfax for Boats Law

Not sure what the difference between a recall and advisory is?

You're not alone.  A big thanks to BoatUS for helping to explain the difference and why they are important! Some highlights: A “safety recall” involves a safety problem that relates to a boat or associated equipment that is less than 10 years old. The recall must pertain to a violation of federal safety regulations or … Continue reading Not sure what the difference between a recall and advisory is?

Twas the Night Before Christmas

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and all through the boat, The bilge pumps were hustling to keep us afloat,  The children were nestled all snug in their berths, (We sleep here most nights to get our money's worth)As Ma read Jackie Collins and I guzzled beer,  She said “You've had enough, now come to bed … Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas

What Sandy Means to Boaters

Sandy's Aftermath We all know about superstorm Sandy.  We've seen the pictures.  We've heard the stories.  A lot of us have probably felt the effect and are STILL feeling the effects of the devastation.  It will take years and billions of dollars to restore all that was lost in her aftermath, and even then, some … Continue reading What Sandy Means to Boaters