Hull identification number location?

Boat license

All pleasure craft made or imported into Canada must have a Hull Serial Number (HIN) affixed to it. No character of the HIN is to be less than 6 mm (¼”) in height and width. The HIN helps to find lost or stolen boats and boats that are subject to a recall. It's 12 digits long, beginning with the Manufacturer’s Identification Code (MIC). Example: ABC2AB41G203

No person shall alter, deface or remove a hull serial number. If a vessel is not marked with a hull serial number, the owner of the vessel must make a request for such a number to the builder, manufacturer, rebuilder or importer of the vessel. If, despite reasonable efforts that can be proved in writing, the owner of the vessel is unable to obtain a hull serial number from the builder, manufacturer, rebuilder or importer of the vessel, the vessel is not required to be marked with a hull serial number.

What is another name for the boat's serial number?

Boat's serial number, Hull Identification Number, Hull Serial Number are all the same. It is simply another term used to describe the HIN.

Hull serial number

The Hull Serial Number location

The HIN must be permanently affixed to the outside upper starboard (right side) corner of the transom (the boat’s rear, flat end — above the waterline) or as close to that area as possible. 

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