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How to Look up Tennessee Boat Registration Numbers

by Hardy Fresco

To legally own a motor-powered boat in Tennessee, the owner must register it with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. During this process, the owner receives a registration number that proves the boat is legally treading the state's waters. While this number is essential to boat ownership, it is also required for buying, selling and transferring titles of all motor-powered water vessels in Tennessee. For a minimum fee, those seeking boat registration numbers can gain access to an online database .

Step 1

Go to MarineTitle.com.

Step 2

Click on the "Database" tab at the top of the web page. This brings you to a section called "BoatScope, the Internet's Foremost Boat History & Title Search Resource."

Step 3

Click on the "Ordering Information" tab beneath the description of BoatScope's services. Here are three membership options for those interested in accessing the databases: 30 days, 180 days, or 360 days.

Step 4

Click the "Purchase" tab below whichever option best suits your needs. You must pay for the service with a credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Once the payment clears, you will have unrestricted access to registration numbers of the documented vessels in the United States.

Narrow the search criteria by searching only the boats registered in Tennessee. Scroll through the yielded results until you find the registration number you are looking for.

Items you will need

  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)

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