Vessel Dealers: Are you Making Use of the Tools Available to you?


For over 25 years now, Auto Data Direct has been helping auto dealers across the country in their efforts to verify ownership, check for lienholders, and reduce the liability associated with taking in and reselling trades. Dealers also use our real-time record information to facilitate pay-offs and set up accurate financing contracts.

Well… Vessel dealers have that same access! They can access the same DMV123 service, then search by VIN, HIN, tag, vessel #, or title and check on the boats, trailers, trucks, cars or RVs they may take in on a trade!

ADD provides access to 40+ state databases of real-time owner and lienholder name and address information. We also provide NMVTIS title histories, which can be used to determine the current and previous states of title, state brands, and junk/salvage or theft reports that drastically effect the value of the trade and its ability to be titled!

13 of these states offer HIN specific record searches for verifying owner and lienholder information when taking vessels in on a trade. Those states are Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Utah, and Washington!

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Dealers offering financing can also use our records to confirm that liens have been recorded accurately in the state of registration. ADD also offers related finance companies the ability to get an ELT number and perform lien maintenance all from the same convenient website. ADD is 100% web-based!

If you are a Florida-based vessel dealer, we have even more services to offer! To find out more about the EFS Title/Registration program, email us at or call one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives at 850-877-8804. Se habla español.