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?

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

Four Sites Making Waves for Summer

Four Sites Making Waves for Summer There are a million different boating sites out there for all of your needs.  We found 4 must have sites for this summer though- and we promise you won’t be disappointed! A new up and coming business that we've all been waiting for is BoatsGo.com.   With all of the daily … Continue reading Four Sites Making Waves for Summer