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Floating Villa – Boat House you want to own!

Looking at the Sea Hose floating villa in Dubai.

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Official ‘Carfax for Boats’

is there a boat fax like carfax? Can you run a Carfax on a boat? We know that carfax.com allows you to search a car’s history but can you search a boat’s history. Lets find out what is a Boatfax carfax but for boats and explain UCOTVA. We also explain free carfax for boats steps.

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Does a Boat have a VIN Number? (EXPLAINED)

Does a Boat have a VIN Number? – find the answer in this article as we explain where to find it and how to decode a boat HID.

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How to Check a Boat HIN Number | Hull ID Check

There are two ways to check a boat’s HIN number. The HIN of a boat is like a VIN for a vehicle. HIN stands for hull identification number and is affixed to the stern of the vessel. You want to validate it then check its history.

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A Guide to Contacting Boat-Alert Customer Support

To get in touch with BoatAlert via email, you can reach out right away and get a fast response at . or access the FAQ for self-service support. Boat-alert.com has email, phone, and Social media contacts,

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How Do You Read a Hull ID Number (HIN)?

How do I read my HIN number on my boat? and how do I find the make, year and model of my boat using the Hull ID number? This handy guide shows you steps for decode your boat’s HIN manually.

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How to Register a Boat in Canada | Update 2022

All you need to know about boat registration numbers in Canada. Is it registered or licenced under PCL? which one should you do? and official resources to check.

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Boat Builders that are out of business (Unofficial)

Boat Builders that are out of business. Here we provide an unofficial list below is based on rumors/forums (unverified)

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Virginia Boat Registration

Virginia boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup.

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YouTube Boating Channels you MUST Follow (RANKED)

Best Boating Channels

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UCC Filings Search – Every State

Uniform Commercial Code filings search links for every US State so you can lookup boat liens in UCC records.

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Funny MEMES boaters need to see

Funny Memes boaters should see

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Nevada Boat Registration

Nevada boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup. Do a Nevada boat vin check.

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New Mexico Boat Registration | HIN Check

New Mexico boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup. Find out about Boat VI Check in New Mexico.

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You want to avoid these Common Mishaps On Boat Trips

The Most Common Mishaps On Boat Trips. Crashes due to Alcohol consumption, poor attention, not following the rules slipping and not following the rules.

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Top 8 Problems to Check Before Going Boating

Every year, the coastguard receives countless calls from boaters caught in the water at night who are unable to recognize the coast. Boaters say they have seen red lights and hope the Coast Guard can pinpoint their location. Don’t be one of the stranded boaters Do your homework before the trip. Here is a checklist of problems you want to avoid before going boating.

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What is a Boat Transcript of Registry? | Canadian Vessel Transcripts Explained

What is a Canadian Boat Transcript of Registry? what does it contain and how to see a sample PDF

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All About State Issued Hull Identification Numbers

Should you buy a boat that has a state issued HIN? first what is a state-HIN and which cases require one? all you need to know is right here.

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All About Jet Boards | What is a Jet Board?

A jet board is a surfboard that is motorized. The rider controls the speed using a hand-held remote control and maneuvers the board using weight shifting. Jet boarding offers a pleasant and exciting experience on the water and is suitable for all riders and represents an innovative addition to traditional water sports.

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How Many Boats Move Out of State | Traveling boat Statistics in the USA

We calculated how many US States are boat has been registered in. Did you know that 13 percent of boats moved to another State? and 2% moved a third time!

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Volume of Recreational boating vessels in the U.S. 2010, 2019, 2021, by state

2021 Recreational Boating Statistics showing number of registered boats per state. Multiple data sources so you can see the Top 20 states with most boats.

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When should you report a Boat Accident? | Submit this boat accident report (BAR)

All you need to know about the USCG Boat accident report (BAR) form and when to submit one or search for accidents by HIN.

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Boat-Alert.com Featured on Fox, CBS, and USA Today!

Boat-Alert.com Featured on Fox, CBS, and USA Today! We are proud of this ever growing list of news outlets that have featured Boat Alert History Reports.

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Carfax for Boats Law – What is UCOTVA?

Learn what the Carfax for boats law is all about and how it affects you in your State. See a map of states that enacted it and why you should support it. Full text of the act below.

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Nebraska Boat Registration

Nebraska boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup.

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North Carolina Boat Registration

North Carolina boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup.

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Connecticut Boat Registration

Connecticut boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup.

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Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Boating | Which boat type is best

For those new to boating, there are differences between saltwater and freshwater boats. Saltwater boats are designed for obvious reasons to deal with corrosion resistance.

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Boaters: Which life jacket is best for you?

Which life jackets is best for you? This chart will let you pick the right one for the right activity

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How To Choose a Life Jacket For Your Boating Trips | All About PFDs

Life jackets are essential for water activities such as recreational boating, kayaking, inflatable boating and canoeing. Fish, kayak, hose, swim or suit in the water without a life jacket before the trip

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How long is the USCG Certificate of Documentation? – New U.S. Coast Guard Changes

How long is the USCG Certificate of Documentation? – New U.S. Coast Guard Changes

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Houseboats: A Beginner’s Guide | What are houseboats?

A Beginners guide to houseboats. What are houseboats, types of houseboats, financing a houseboat and how its like living in a houseboat.

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Missouri Boat Registration

Missouri boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup. State of MO boat HIN lookups at boat-alert.com

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Vessel Research Handbook

Table of Contents   1.  Introduction          This Handbook          Vessel Research          Types of Research          Research Methods 2.  Vessel Specifications          Vessel Specifications          Physical Inspection          Year Designations          Measurements          Tonnage Data          Construction Data          Make and Model          Hull Identification Numbers          Registration Numbers          Official Numbers          Name and Hailing Port 3.  Historical Research          Historical Discovery          Prior Registrations          Chain of Ownership          Stolen Vessels          Damaged […]

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How to Find The Owner Of A Boat by HIN

How to Find a Boat’s Owner by the VIN Number. Vehicle identification numbers (VINs) apply to many types of vehicles: cars, trucks, and motorcycles But VINs do not apply to boats. Instead, they use a 12-digit HIN (Hull Identification Number). Since states require the HIN to appear on registration certificates, you can find the boat's owner by purchasing a boat history report online and paying with a credit card but only if the state disclosed the owner name.

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Boating Education Requirements in each US State

Boating Safety Education Requirements in each US State as provided by the USCG. Find out what is mandatory and for whom.

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Boating Etiquette 101

Boat etiquette is not just about social norms, it is also about safety, so it is good to learn a few rules before loosening the leash. The rules of the road are numerous and detailed, but if you only learn a few, you will be covered in most recreational boating situations.

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Boating Basics Glossary of Nautical Terms

Boating Basics Glossary of Terms (boating lingo)

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The Walkaround Boat | Overview of Walkaround Boats

Walkaround boats are not only for fishing, They are perfectly suited for a wide range of activities. Walkaround boats can be used for water sports and leisure as well due to space around the boat that you can walk and sit.

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Discontinued Boat Manufacturers List

Discontinued Boat Manufacturers List by state and province showing the details of each MIC and statistics of the top states with the most defunct boat builders, makes, and brands.

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What are Bowrider Boats – Overview of Bowrider Boats

Bowrider boats are very common. They have the deep V-Shaped design. They are defined by their open front seats rather than a cabin

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Cabin Cruiser Boat Overview

A cabin cruiser is a larger sized boat, unlike a luxury yacht. A cabin cruiser typically does not need a specialist staff and also can be run by a solitary captain. They are usually smaller sized boats than traditional motor yachts, are much less costly to keep and also have reduced running expenses.

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Kentucky Boat Registration

Kentucky boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup.

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Illinois Boat Registration

Learn about Illinois boat registration search database with title and lien search with HIN lookup along with details about the DNR.

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What are 10 surprises you will find in these Center-Consoles?

Looking to buy a Center Console? Here are some interesting models with surprising features you would not expect. remember to check the boat history report from boat-alert.com before investing in a used boat.

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How boat buying will change in 10 Years

We do not know the future but there are exciting trends in boating that are coming in the next 10 years. read more to find out.

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All you wanted to know about Hull ID Numbers

We explain the HIN system and some basic information about hull identification numbers that all boaters should know about

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