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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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., … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Updated Site Design with Dealer/Broker Focus

Boat History Report is very excited to announce the release of our updated site design which includes an enhanced features for the dealer and broker community!  Read more below. BOAT HISTORY REPORT LAUNCHES NEW DEALER/BROKER FOCUSED WEBSITE Orlando, FL – (June … Continue reading

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