How to Find Boat History by Hull Number

If you have a vessel’s HIN, you can use that or the Official Number to search for the boat’s history. 

Use this link at our site to complete a boat history by hull number search. 

This will provide information such as the vessel’s name, its flag, its service (endorsement), its length, breadth, depth, its tonnage, when it was documented with the USCG and when that documentation will expire as well as other information.

This will not include any information about the owner. For that, interested parties are encouraged to use this link to apply for an Abstract of Title

Not only will that include information about the current owner, it will also include the complete chain of ownership as well as any information about liens/encumbrances against a vessel. 

If you have further questions about finding your vessel’s history or USCG vessel documentation, contact the Vessel Registrar Center at or (800) 535-8570 Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.