The Handbook of Arkansas Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Web Version
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The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is a unique, 12-digit number assigned by the manufacturer to vessels built after 1972.
Hull Identification Numbers:
- Distinguish one vessel from another.
- Are engraved in the fiberglass or on a metal plate permanently attached to the transom.
Owners of homemade vessels that do not have an HIN may request an inspection by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Boating Division by calling 501-223-6379. Upon favorable inspection, an agent will assign your vessel an identification number.
Under the Boat Identification Act, it is illegal to remove, cover, alter, mutilate, or destroy the HIN.