Washington Boat Sales Data Archive
Because of comparability issues between Dept. of Licensing data prior to and post DRIVES roll-out in late 2016, boat sales reports created before first quarter 2017 have been moved to this archive page.
There was a systemic, intractable duplicate, or near-duplicate records issue in the DoL’s “legacy” data system; a near duplicate record would be generated whenever licensing agents queried a record already in the database and made changes to it. Both the old and new record were left in the database. But, without a time stamp, or access to DoL’s “warehouse” data tool, it was impossible to determine which of the duplicate records to retain, and which to toss out. (One was removed in each case, but with no confidence it was the correct one.) Fortunately, this issue affected only used boat sales.