How Do You Check a Boat Registration Number?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 4:44:11 AM ET
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It is important to check the boat's documentation before purchasing a previously owned boat or watercraft. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and some states, such as South Carolina, allow potential buyers of used boats to check the boat's status by using the registration number and the other data of the vessel: