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Hull Identification Number


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.

To legally sell or operate a vessel on the waters of the State of Georgia, each vessel built after 1972 is required to have a valid HIN affixed to the vessel. For more information, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com.

You should write down your HIN and put it in a place separate from your vessel in case warranty problems arise or your vessel is stolen.

Hull Identification Number