Comparison Chart: Boat-Alert vs. BoatFax vs. Boathistoryreport

Boat Hull Check website reviews chart showing each report and its contents and advantages

update: view our infographic here comparing Boat-Alert vs. BoatHistoryReport vs. Boatfax
Summary Section Yes Yes
Boat Serial Number Yes Yes
Accidents/Crashes Yes Yes Yes
Accident location (Map) Yes Yes
Theft Check USA Yes Yes
Theft Check Canada Yes
International Theft Check Some Yes
Salvage or Total Loss or Flood Yes
Hurricane Damage Yes
Salvage Auctions + eBay Auctions Some
USCG Doc number cross reference Yes Yes Yes
USCG Doc details Yes Yes
USCG Doc Historical changes over time Yes
USCG Abstract Of Title extra report available
Data from ALL States claimed but little data shown
Data from SOME States Yes Yes
NMVTIS Federal DMV check (45 States) Yes
Competitor data included (double report) Yes
Marine Liens Some private databases Yes
US Customs and IRS Seizures “Some incidents” “coming soon”
Generic Warranty info Some manufacturers Some manufacturers
Model Name (not just model year) some boats
Boat Names (if documented) Yes
Boat Owner Name yes, If USCG Doc.
Recall data Yes Yes Yes
HIN Decoder + HIN Verification Basic Detailed Basic
Boat Valuation Yes Yes
last reported location approximate
Pollution Incidents (might lead to environmental liens) Yes
Manufacturer data Basic Detailed Detailed
Certified Marine Surveyors “coming soon”
Canada Registration Yes
Pretty Report Graphical Average Average
Email Tips and Tricks Yes
Refund Process 90 days; if you complete request/steps 60 days; easily via ClickBank
Coupons available Yes
Price for one Report 39.99 19.99 28 (for smartsearch)
Price for mutiple reports 5 or $54.99 10 for $39.99

Not included in any report:

  • maintenance records
  • owner names from states that ban this
  • Certified Marine Surveyors
  • engine info
  • length of boat
  • Warranty Claims or Insurance Claims
  • Environmental lien
  • equipment check and motor VIN number