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Boat Title Search Resources

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Welcome to the internet's largest gathering of boat title search resources for everything from ski-boats to mega-yachts. Here you will find a full compliment of research tools for U.S. Coast Guard documented vessels, state registered boats, and foreign titled yachts. They are designed especially for prospective buyers, marine lenders, maritime professionals, and the boating community in general. The following resources, in conjunction with our "BoatScope" database, will provide an excellent foundation for implementing all types of boat title and history research.

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Boat History Search - The internet's foremost boat history search resource. A premier gathering of eight maritime databases into a single interface.
Hull Identification Number Check - Free boat hull identification number validation check. A must-have for any boat transaction.
Vessel Documentation Search Lookup  -  Free vessel documentation database search lookup. Search by official number, hull number, or vessel name.
Boat Manufacturer Search Lookup - Free boat manufacturer database search lookup. Detailed information about the factory builder.
Boat Lien Claims Search Registry - Free nationwide boat lien claims database search and postings.
Stolen Boat Search Registry - Free nationwide stolen boat database search and postings.
State Registration Summary  -  Nationwide boat registration and title search requirements.
Vessel Documentation Summary  -  Details about vessel documentation and search requirements.
Foreign Registry Summary  -  Foreign yacht registration and title search requirements.
USCG Vessel Record Request  -  National Vessel Documentation record request order form.
Hull Number Decoder - How to decode the meaning of a boat hull identification number.
Boat Title Search Advisor - Frequently asked questions  about boat title and history searches.
Boat Registration Advisor  -  Frequently asked questions about state boat registration and titling.
Vessel Documentation Advisor  -  Frequently asked questions about USCG vessel documentation.
Boat Transactions Advisor - Questions about actions, events, escrows, and other boat transactions.
Boat Title Search Glossary  -  A brief description of the terms most commonly used in our web site.


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