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?

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

NASBLA Award for Caroline

Copied from the official NASBLA Press Release found here: https://community.nasbla.org/blogs/taylor-matsko/2020/03/10/mantel-presented-with-nasbla-award Mantel presented with NASBLA Award Caroline Mantel, from BoatHistoryReport.com and Vice Chair of NASBLA's Vessel Identification, Registration & Titling (VIRT) Committee, was awarded the prestigious NASBLA Award during the 2020 NASBLA State RBS Workshop in Lexington, Kentucky. The NASBLA Award is given in appreciation to … Continue reading NASBLA Award for Caroline

COVID-19 Dealer and Broker Assistance Program

We're here to help by offering free access to our service for 3 months. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the boating industry, especially dealers and brokers. We at Boat History Report recognize this and want to do our part to help our colleagues in the industry. We realize that social … Continue reading COVID-19 Dealer and Broker Assistance Program

‘Carfax for boats’ law will alert buyers to vessels’ shady pasts

"Even if that happens, BoatHistoryReport.com will remain the primary research source for prospective buyers who might not have an opportunity to see a title until sales negotiations are well underway, she said." Boat History Report is proud to have played a critical role in helping to bring the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act … Continue reading ‘Carfax for boats’ law will alert buyers to vessels’ shady pasts

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?

Judging a Boat by Its Gelcoat

Picture yourself enjoying a Saturday on the water when suddenly your boat bursts into flames or starts taking on water. Sound terrible? Without knowing the history of a boat before you buy, this nightmare could become a reality quicker than you think. Boats are frequently involved in accidents that cause lasting consequences for owners down … Continue reading Judging a Boat by Its Gelcoat