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
- Boat must be less than 10 years old
- 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
- 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
- Via third party partner Boat History Report, MRAA pulls a history of the boat from:
- Insurance companies
- Law enforcement
- Financial institutions
- Registration / titles
- USCG documentation
- In order to be considered for Certification, the boat must earn a report showing “No Negative Incidences”
4. Conduct Fluid Analysis
- MRAA Partner Titan Certified then conducts lab tests on fluids from engines, transmissions, powerheads and legs, power steering, hydraulic systems coolant and diesel fuels.
- 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.
- 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.