NICB welcomes Boat History Report as strategic partner

DES PLAINES, Ill. — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is pleased to announce that Boat History Report, the leading provider of watercraft history information for buyers and sellers of used boats, has joined the organization as a strategic partner.

By accessing Boat History Report’s extensive nationwide databases, buyers and sellers can obtain reports relating to:

  • Accidents, including collision, fire and groundings
  • Submerged and seized vessels
  • Salvaged boats
  • Theft
  • Hurricane damage

Additionally, Boat History Report will work with individuals and the NICB to alert them when a report has been run on a boat identified as stolen to help defeat and detect watercraft theft. NICB will supply Boat History Report with their watercraft records which will provide an additional source of theft and salvage data integrated into Boat History reports.

“As we’ve seen with vehicles, fraud can also be perpetrated by buyers and sellers of used watercraft,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “Partnering with Boat History Report will help reduce the incidents of transaction fraud by arming consumers with historical data on watercraft that they are considering for purchase.”

"We look forward to working closely with the NICB and what this partnership means for the boating industry,” said Boat History Report Founder Grant Brooks. “Our combined efforts will help consumers guard themselves against buying a stolen boat, or one with hidden damage, which could negatively impact safety on the water.”

Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud, vehicle or watercraft theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422), texting keyword “fraud” to TIP411 (847411) or submitting a form on our website. Or, download the NICB Fraud Tips app on your iPhone or Android device.

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About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: Headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness. The NICB is supported by more than 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote $371 billion in insurance premiums in 2013, or more than 78 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 93 percent ($168 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more, visit www.nicb.org.

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