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           Welcome the internet's foremost boat history and title search resource. Featuring our BoatScopeTM  database service which can generate detailed reports for everything from ski boats to mega yachts. Search for records about boats that have been stolen, salvaged, recalled, or involved in accidents and other incidents. Owner mailing lists are also available for Coast Guard documented vessels.
           • Quick Login -  Member login portal for "BoatScope", our boat history and vessel record database.
           • Post a Boat Claim  -  Post a maritime lien to our Boat Claims Database.
           • Post a stolen Boat  -  Post a listing to our Stolen Boat Database.
           • Bookmark  -  Save a bookmark to this page for return visits and member logins.

Boat History Search

BoatScope TM

"The internet's foremost boat history & title search resource."

Search for boat records from seven maritime databases all rolled into one.
Detailed reports on multiple search criteria with mailing lists for documented vessel owners.
Unique cross-checking feature for hull numbers, documentation numbers, and state registration numbers.

Identify vessels that have been stolen, damaged, destroyed, submerged, salvaged, or recalled.

bl  Documented Vessel Database
bl  Auctioned Vessel Database
bl  Boating Accident Database

bl  Manufacturer Recall Database
bl  Stolen Vessel Database
bl  Casualty & Pollution Database

bl Featuring our exclusive Boat Claims Database

Includes state, federal, and foreign boat registration search references.

EXCLUSIVE!   -  Documentation records include nearly 500,000 owners.
EXCLUSIVE!   -  Maritime claims database for all types of boats.
NEW!   -  Boat status report with a comprehensive title and background analysis.
NEW!
   -  Boat title report builder for use with our search resources.
PLUS!   -  A free subscription to our vessel research handbook.

Please click below for features, examples, further details, and ordering information.

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About Our Databases

          Acquisition of boat ownership, registration, and historical data can present enormous challenges. Much of this has can be attributed the diverse number of agencies involved to some degree in the regulation of maritime activities. These may include state conservation agencies, harbor police, county clerks, motor vehicle agencies, secretaries of state, revenue agencies, and various divisions of the U.S. Coast Guard. There are also numerous offshore entities that must be considered when dealing with foreign boats which have been imported into the United States.

          As with any research effort, the key is knowing exactly where to look for certain types of data. Ownership records on state registered boats may for example be found at a wildlife conservation agency, the department of motor vehicles, a county clerks office, the marine police division, or perhaps even the department of revenue. Federally documented vessels are on the other hand administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Boat lien information may accompany ownership records, is sometimes recorded with a secretary of state, or perhaps may not be recorded at all while still remaining effective. Historical data sources for boating accidents, stolen boats, salvaged boats, and enforcement incidents are even more widely fragmented.

          In order to overcome these issues, we have gathered together the industry's largest network of relational maritime databases. These include records for boats which have been stolen, salvaged, recalled, or involved in accident and pollution incidents. As part of this system, we also maintain a boat claims database and a Coast Guard vessel documentation database. The boat claims database allows claimants to expose boat liens or claims as a supplement to formal methods which are sometimes limited. Our Coast Guard vessel documentation database contains over 500,000 records that can be searched by multiple criteria. This is especially useful in producing ownership mailing lists and various other summaries or reports.

          This entire collection of databases is drawn together into a single interface which is available from our BoatScope online service. It contains a versatile search engine which allows users to generate detailed reports based on information drawn from our database network by entering a hull identification number, state registration number, or vessel documentation number. It will even go so far as to cross-check each database for references when one or more of the identification numbers is unknown. The numbers are also validated against governmental issuing standards for content and structure.

          Although BoatScope contains the internet's most extensive collection of maritime databases, it offers far more than just boat records. The system actually serves as a complete resource for anyone who needs to implement a comprehensive title search on any type of boat. Its search resources module provides everything from an online boat research handbook to a complete listing of available resources for obtaining registration records directly from state, federal, or foreign agencies. It even contains a unique boat title report builder which allows research data to be gathered into an organized summary that can be saved to your local storage device.

          In conclusion, you should know that even with the power of BoatScope, there are limitations as to the extent of accessible boat data. Many state jurisdictions have now implemented strict anti-disclosure laws which make it difficult to obtain boat registration and ownership records. Even when such data is available,  it may be fragmented and its conclusiveness can not always be assured. Typographical errors and omissions in reporting methods is another factor which renders certain data as unreliable. Although our BoatScope service is the best possible tool for gathering boat information, this should never displace other safeguards when it comes to maritime transactions.

Post a Boat Claim

          Claimants can now expose maritime lien claims through our Boat Claims Database at no cost whatsoever. Boat lien, title, and historical records are exactly the kind of information that readers who frequent our web site are seeking. Why not take advantage of this great opportunity and make your claim known to the boating public. It's easy to post a listing right here online without any need for setting up an account, password, or subscription.
          You may begin by submitting an online form which gathers a description of the boat and details of your claim. The posting will remain active for three years or until otherwise terminated. The removal button shown below can be used once the claim has been settled.

That is all there is to it. Simply click on the button below to post  your boat claim.

    

Post a Stolen Boat

          Individuals, law enforcement agencies, and insurance companies can now expose stolen boats through our Stolen Boats Database at no cost whatsoever. This is exactly the type of information that readers who frequent our web site are seeking. Why not take advantage of this great opportunity and make a stolen boat known to the boating public. Its easy to post a listing right here online without any need for setting up an account, password, or subscription.
          You may begin by submitting an online form which gathers a description of the boat and details about the incident. The posting will remain active indefinitely or until otherwise terminated.

That is all there is to it. Simply click on the button below to post a stolen boat.

 

FREE POSTINGS

          POST A BOAT CLAIM
Post a maritime lien to our Boat Claims Database quickly and easily. No fees or subscription required. Available for any type of boat regardless of its size. Expose your maritime claim of lien to our readers from all over the world.
        Click here for more details.

          POST A STOLEN BOAT
Post a notification to our Stolen Boat Database quickly and easily. No fees or subscription required. Available for any boat that has been reported as stolen. Gain exposure to our readers from all over the world. This is a great resource for individuals, enforcement agencies, and insurance companies.
        Click here for more details.

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