Where can I find hull number?
The hull identification number (HIN) is the boat’s serial number. Boats built since 1972 are required to have a Hull Identification Number (HIN) permanently attached to the transom on the starboard side above the waterline.
Is a hull number the same as a serial number?
The Hull Identification Number is a serial number assigned by the manufacturer that identifies a boat.
This number is a serial number exclusive to your boat and is necessary to title and register it. You should record this number in a safe place. In case of theft it may help identify your boat.
How many digits is a hull serial number?
HIN is a unique, 12-digit number.
What happens if your boat doesn't have a HIN?
In many states a clear image of the boat will work. Check your state regulations to be sure. The information changes depending on your State.
What does a HIN look like?
The HIN number willl also be permanently attached in a second unexposed (hidden) location.