A boat's identification number can be checked by requesting a report at the Department of Motor Vehicle office where the boat was last owned. The hull identification number is a 12-character serial number usually located on the transom of the boat at the starboard side. It should be noted that the HIN is different from the State registration number often located on the bow of the boat.Know More
The U.S. Coast Guard also maintains a comprehensive database of Manufacturer Identification Codes, the first three characters of the hull identification number, which can be used to check if the boat has been recalled for any damages. A HIN check provides a comprehensive report of the used boat's past, including the manufacturer, model year, records of insurance loss, accident records, environmental lien, safety issues and ownership changes. The contents of the report help a buyer make a well-informed decision before purchasing a pre-owned boat.
Boatfax also provides a detailed report on a vessel upon submission of a HIN history check request. The service is payable through credit card. Boat owners can request for a free Vessel Safety Check at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The examiner from the Coast Guard can perform the check wherever the boat is located or in a mutually arranged location.Learn more in DMV & Records
The vehicle identification number of a boat trailer is often located on two sticker-type plates: one is on the side trailer frame behind the tongue while the other is on the right taillight just outside of the side frame. The VIN can also be located in the rear bumper.Full Answer >
To check your driver's license, go to the official Department of Motor Vehicles website of your state to see if it offers online checking or if you have to contact the office directly. Avoid any unofficial websites that offer to find out this information for you, as many charge a fee for information you can get for free.Full Answer >
There are many ways to get a free Carfax report on a recently purchased vehicle, including checking the Carfax website, checking vehicle inventory sites, visiting specific dealers' websites or asking for a Carfax report in person. A Carfax report details a vehicle's ownership and mileage history, and it may also include accident and service history.Full Answer >
A 13-digit VIN history report, typically used by potential used-car buyers, provides historical information on a particular vehicle. If an older vehicle does not have a 13-digit number, this report it not available.Full Answer >