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Damage to the vessel, especially fiberglass vessels, can be repaired very easily with almost no trace that 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 detrimental damage that could result in loss later on. A Boat History Report is the only way to know the real truth about the boat, as once repaired- these boats can look better than new to an unsuspecting buyer.
Know when a boat has been in an accident.
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.
Boats are deemed a total loss when the cost to repair is greater than a set percentage of the boat’s value.
Unlike cars, boats have no uniform salvage titling law.
These boats are usually repaired and resold with clean titles, without disclosing previous total loss events. BoatHistoryReport.com helps uncover events like these in a boat’s history.
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.
Boats are constantly seized by U.S. Customs due to illegal activities.
Boat dealers and yacht brokers are not required to report seizure information to customers.
Many times these boats incur serious damage during the seizing activity. Don't unknowingly buy one of these damaged boats - Run a report from BoatHistoryReport.com before you buy.
In addition to cosmetic damage, boat fires can also cause hidden structural damage.
Due to skilled fiberglass work, boats involved in fires may appear undamaged to the naked eye.
Once the cosmetic issues are fixed you may never know a fire had occurred. That’s what BoatHistoryReport.com is for!
Avoid buying a boat that has been in a collision and then cosmetically repaired.
Similar to cars, boats can sustain structural damage that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Collisions cause structural damage that can jeopardize safety and will lower the resale value of the boat. Don’t lose thousands by purchasing a damaged boat- run a report and be informed.
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.