The CPO Process

The easy, four-step process used to certify an MRAA Certified Pre-Owned boat involves determining eligibility, conducting a comprehensive inspection, pulling a Boat History Report, and analyzing engine and drive fluids.

1. CPO Eligibility

  1. Boat must be less than 10 years old
  2. Boat must have been previously NMMA Certified: 
    • NMMA Certified Boats are Certified to ABYC Standards
    • … which are more stringent than USCG Standards
    • The NMMA Certification includes detailed inspections and a verification process.

2. Comprehensive inspection

  1. Dealer must complete a comprehensive inspection of each boat it enrolls in the MRAA Certified Pre-Owned Boat Program. Click here to download the MRAA Inspection Forms.

3. Boat History Report

  1. Via third party partner Boat History Report, MRAA pulls a history of the boat from:
    • Insurance companies
    • Law enforcement
    • Auctions
    • Financial institutions
    • Registration / titles
    • USCG documentation
  2. In order to be considered for Certification, the boat must earn a report showing “No Negative Incidences”

4. Conduct Fluid Analysis

  1. MRAA Partner Titan Certified then conducts lab tests on fluids from engines, transmissions, powerheads and legs, power steering, hydraulic systems coolant and diesel fuels.
  2. In order to be confirmed as an MRAA Certified Pre-Owned Boat, the engine fluids must earn a “Pass” or “Pass With Fluid Change” designation.
  3. If the engines pass the analysis, the MRAA Certified Pre-Owned Boat designation comes with a 55-hour, Limited Guarantee, up to $1,500 on all internally lubricated parts and head gaskets for each fluid sample.