Damage to the vessel, especially fiberglass vessels, can be repaired very easily with almost no trace
it was ever present. Don't get caught off guard by boats with a history of damage and accidents- this
could lead to a lot of subtle problems and thousands in repair costs.
Hurricane Sandy resulted in over $650 million in damages to recreational boats.
Hurricane damaged boats are often sold with a clean title.
Most states do not recognize salvage and damaged titles for boats.
Therefore, storm damaged boats are auctioned off to be restored and re-sold to unknowing individuals, with
clean titles. These boats may have spent significant time submerged under salt water resulting in
damage that could result in loss later on. BoatHistoryReport.com is the only way to know the real truth
boat, as once repaired- these boats can look better than new to an unsuspecting buyer.
Our extensive database searches hundreds of thousands of accident records.
Use BoatHistoryReport.com to insure that you don't buy a boat that has been damaged in an
accident and then repaired. Boats that have been severely damaged have a low resale value and
may not be safe for you and your family.
Boats frequently run aground due to a miscalculation of the water's depth.
Running aground can be one of the most costly problems a boat can endure.
Not only can running aground cause hidden structural damage to the boat, if environmental damage
was caused, the new owner could be responsible for the previous owners negligence, as these fines stay
with the boat and not the reckless boater. Don't put yourself at risk - BoatHistoryReport.com can help
you avoid purchasing a boat that has run aground.
Many boats manufactured often contain dangerous, potentially fatal flaws. Is your boat safe?
Open (unfixed) safety recalls can result in serious injury and sometimes death.
Due to safety concerns, manufacturers report recalls every month; however, numerous
flawed boats remain in the marketplace. Check our national database to see if your
boat has been issued a safety recall as part of your report from BoatHistoryReport.com.
Sinkings and flooding occur more frequently than you may realize.
Boats that have been submerged sustain damage that can take months to surface.
Not only are boats swamped or capsized while in use, but many sink dockside as a result
of heavy rains, storm surge, faulty drains or poor sealing thru-hull fittings. The damage
is not noticeable immediately, but as corrosion sets in, costly issues will continue to surface.
Let BoatHistoryReport.com help save you from a boat that could jeopardize your families safety while
costing you thousands of dollars to repair.
The Hull Identification Number (HIN) serves as the boat’s unique identifier, similar to the VIN of a car.
If the dealer or broker listing the boat has not provided you with a report from BoatHistoryReport.com,
ask them to provide you with the boat’s HIN so that you can run your own.
The HIN may be found on the back of the boat in the uppermost right corner or under the swim platform.
Also, the HIN may be stated on the title, registration, and insurance documents. For boats 1984 and newer,
Federal regulations mandate the HIN must follow the format in the image below. For additional HIN formats and a more
detailed explanation, be sure to check out our
HIN Troubleshooting Guide.