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Old 27-01-2021, 08:40   #1
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Sailboat Vin Question

Hey all, Is it worthwhile to do a Vin search of a boat you are looking at? Do any of you have any sources that are better than others? It looks like all of the companies offering a report on your vin are charging something. Thanks
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Are you referring to the HIN (Hull Identification Number)? As I recall, you can obtain vessel information by entering this number in the USCG site "Office of Science and Technology" or you may enter the vessel documentation number or even the vessel name.
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Yes, I was referring to the HIN, I'll give the USCG, "Office of Science and Technology" a try. Thank you
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Re: Sailboat Vin Question

Two different look-up sites:

https://foss.nmfs.noaa.gov/apexfoss/...382608013:::::
https://www.marinetitle.com/vessel-d...ch-lookup.aspx

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Thank you Ranger42c, those links were a help. Are there any sources out there that describe any accident damage in any detail or is that private insurance company information?
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Thank you Ranger42c, those links were a help. Are there any sources out there that describe any accident damage in any detail or is that private insurance company information?
Sorry, don't know of anything like that...

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Re: Sailboat Vin Question

Aaaah: Hull Identification Number.



I thought you meant "vin" as is vin ordinaire versus Gran Cru Classe.


Personally I just drank Chateau Neuf Du Plunk when alone; but kept at least one bottle of decent French vin in case I was invited for dinner onto some yacht-better-than-mine.
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