If you have lost track of a loved one, friend or fellow cruiser at sea, or you need to contact them with an urgent message, we can help. Learn what we do at Boat Watch, and how we may be able to help you locate them.
The motivation for a “Boat Watch” dates back to 1998 when members of the Ham and Maritime Radio Services were contacted to broadcast a “BOLO” (Be On the LookOut) for vessels overdue at their intended destination, or had gone all together missing.
Since then, Boat Watch has become recognized as the authority and repository for information on Overdue, Missing and Stolen Vessels throughout the world. Boat Watch works closely with the USCG Rescue Coordination Centers around the country and the world. We have successfully located over 100 vessels, many in record time, through the use of High Frequency (HF or Ham) radio, this website, and our Facebook Group “Boat Watch.”
Boat Watch is a free, all-volunteer service, run by Cruisers. It’s all about Cruisers Helping Cruisers.
Use our new online form, available 24/7. We monitor it daily and want to help you as quickly as possible.