Free Boat History Check Report | DIY Free Boat
Do-it-yourself Boat history check for free
Not interested to pay for public data? Why not make your own DIY (do-it-yourself) Boat history check?
This article will guide you on how to ‘MacGyver your way‘ into a free HIN Lookup. This is a free resource with no obligation, no cost, and
no account or user setup required to do the research.
Step by Step free boat history search:
Wait…Our paid search service is available to you any time and is super convenient, but if you would like to do it yourself
for free, then here are links and steps below to check Hull Numbers for free and get a FREE boat history check.
Roll up your sleeves and let’s get started,
First, you have to get your HIN
The Hull Identification Number is found on your boat hull and should not be confused with the State Registration or decal number. It
must be 12 characters long.
Not sure what is a HIN? read all you wanted
to know about Hull ID Numbers
Second, you need to validate your HIN
– Hull Identification Number Validation Check:
Go to https://www.hindecoder.com/ and run your Hull ID number for free to make sure it is valid and does not have any typos. Letter i
and number 1 look very similar!
Next…Search the HIN, State-by-State, if you can!
Many states will offer a way to search a HIN online. Here are those links….For the other states, it will require you to fill out a form and
mail it in and/or pay a small fee.
New Mexico (click Vessels, click View Status, then use HIN): https://eservices.mvd.newmexico.gov/eTapestry/_/#1
Nebraska (click Title Inquiry, then boat): https://edmv.nebrask