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How can i trace my boat name

My boat is currently out of the water and while its out I want to change my boats name. I would like to know what my boat was originally called however I have asked the canal and river trust, canalplan and other waterways agencies to get told that information is personal. What do I do now?

Asked by: Ben rhodes  | 5.43pm, Tuesday 15 April


WW says:

Alas, it can be very difficult to trace the information: possibly old service documents, bills of sale, etc. may have the information you require- local boatyards might have ideas of the previous name- sometimes old names are revealed when the boat is repainted, and old lettering is revealed!
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The only real option is to contact to the previous owner, and ask them- they may have details of the previous owner, who you might then contact, and begin a chain of working out the previous owners. If the boat has ever been a hire boat, then it might be easier.
Sorry that I can't be any more use! Feel free to send a picture to mark.langley@waterwaysworld.com if that might be helpful=- you never know, it might be a boat we have come across before!

Mark Langley  | 9.49AM, Wednesday 16 April


Readers say:

Hi,
If your boat is or has been registered then entering the index number (if you know it) in the boat listing site on CanalPlan
http://canalplan.eu/boats/boats.php
will provide its current name and any former names.

John Kelly  | 12.16PM, Friday 25 April

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