The BoatU.S. National Recall Alert Registry is a universal registration site designed to put manufacturers in touch with owners when safety defect recalls are announced. Boat and marine engine defect recalls often involve serious safety problems that must be corrected so that boats can be operated safely. Federal law requires boat and marine engine manufacturers to use "reasonable diligence" in maintaining lists of first purchasers, so owner records are often incomplete, especially for used boats. Consumers may never be notified when safety defects are discovered.

Therefore, the objective of the BoatU.S. National Recall Alert Registry is to create an easy way for manufacturers to locate boats and notify their owners that boats may be defective.

For more information about the Registry, click on Frequent Questions.