Why Boat History Report©?
Unique Boat Records
Significant Negative Records
Boat History Database
Helping Boat Buyers
1 in 17 Used Boats
Have Negative Records
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Every Boat History Report© checks for:
Total Loss & Salvage
State Registration & Title
Recall & Warranty Info
Know before you buy this vessel
Look up by Hull Identification Number (HIN), State Registration Number, or USCG Documentation. Every report will check for damage including:
- Run Aground
- Total Loss
- Registration History
- Title History
- And More…
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In the Press
Boat History Report is like Carfax or Autocheck for boats.
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.
Partnering with Boat History Report will help reduce the incidents of transaction fraud by arming consumers with historical data on watercraft that they are considering for purchase.
Boat History Report helps buyers avoid some of the potential pitfalls of buying a preowned boat, including hidden damage.
U.S. Coast Guard names Boat History Report to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced the launch of a Certified Pre-Owned Boat Program in collaboration with Boat History Report.
Boat History Report provides a service that is similar to Carfax but for the boating industry.
Boat History Report provides an in-depth review of the history of the vessel.
Boat History Report has amassed 120 million unique records and more than 1.4 million negative events to inform buyers about potential boat purchases.
Hull Identification Number (HIN) / Boat VIN
What's a HIN (boat VIN) and where do I find it?
The Hull Identification Number (HIN) serves as the boat’s unique identifier, similar to the VIN or vehicle serial number of a car. If the dealer or broker listing the boat has not provided you with a report from Boat History Report®, ask them to provide you with the boat’s HIN so that you can run your own report.
The HIN is affixed or stamped into the back of the boat's hull also known as the transom in the uppermost right corner or under the swim platform. Also, the HIN may be stated on the state title, state registration, USCG Documentation, 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.