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Boathistoryreport.com User's Comments
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posted 06-02-2006 02:24 PM ET (US)
Has anyone tried Boathistory.com? I plugged in my hull # and have (8) records.
posted 06-04-2006 07:31 AM ET (US)
I wonder how many of those are just annual registration data from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, or whoever collects in your state?
posted 06-05-2006 10:18 AM ET (US)
I think you are right. It shows 9 reports on my boat.
I'm the first owner. I've had one warantee claim, and the
a claim on the trailer (not the boat). But I'm not going to
spend $35 to find out. I suspect they'd make a lot more
money at $4.99 or $9.99.
posted 06-06-2006 01:02 PM ET (US)
My 1998 also showed 9 reports and I am the second owner.
posted 06-06-2006 09:35 PM ET (US)
I am 3rd owner on a 2000 Boston Whaler and it came up with the number nine also. I was so close to spending the money to see the report. I am glad to see that I am not the only getting a report on my boat.
posted 06-06-2006 09:51 PM ET (US)
I am the second owner and I got 7 reports? Have not spent the money to see exactly what they are.
posted 06-12-2006 12:03 AM ET (US)
I used this service a while back when I was looking for a used 230 Conquest. I searched about 8 boats on it and all had lots of records, most were good things except one which had an accident. So, I would say that it is worth it just to make sure you don't get hosed by the seller if you are seriously looking to buy a used boat.
posted 06-12-2006 09:46 AM ET (US)
I came up with 9 records as well (looks to be the generic number, eh?). I'm the original owner of this boat, it has never had any type of claim/accident/fire/hurricane/damage/repair/ or shark attack.
posted 08-10-2006 05:52 PM ET (US)
From my own experience I'd put this in the scam category, too.
I purchased a report that had 9 entries on it. 6 of the 9 applied to a completely different model and year than my boat. I immediately requested my money back since, at least at the time, they offered a 100% money back guarantee. Surprise surprise, 60 days later and no money back. Also no reply to emails or phone calls.
posted 08-11-2006 01:21 AM ET (US)
This is indeed a scam.
I just went through the process and learned nothing.
posted 08-11-2006 10:15 AM ET (US)
To be more specific, my report showed seven records. These seven records were recall notifications from BW, only one of which seemed to apply to my particular model. Three of them were so nebulous, I didn't know what to make of them.
If you dig around on their site, you will find a link to request a refund if you are not satisfied.
Needless to say, I have requested a refund.
posted 08-11-2006 12:03 PM ET (US)
I'll say the same thing about "Boathistory" as about "Carfax" - do not depend on them. How does Carfax know if your vehicle slid down the ramp and got flooded. They don't unless you told them. How does Boathistory know if your boat fell off the trailer because you did not hook up the safety chain coming up the ramp. They don't. They only have records reported by the authorities; not by repair shops or shade tree mechanics. Save your money.
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