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Title branding can be defined in boating terms as the indication on a state title or registration as to whether the boat has been salvaged, damaged, or rebuilt.


Boat title branding is similar to that implemented for vehicles. It alerts a consumer with respect to the condition of a particular boat. Such information may be declared by the owner upon registering the boat or reported by salvage companies and other governmental agencies.


Boat title branding is in its infancy when compared to that of vehicles. At present, there are only a handful of states that accommodate such requirements. Although title branding is not a factor for USCG documented vessels, such clues or indications may be found in it's underlying abstract of title. It may also show up on the registration certificate in branding states that register documented vessels.


Evaluating a boat's condition with regard to prior repairs or reconstructions is a critical aspect of purchasing a boat. This is especially true for those moored or operated in hurricane prone areas. Boat title branding can be a valuable resource for such determinations whenever it is available. Visit our State Boating Requirements WikiTag for state by state boat title branding information.

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