Hull Identification Numbers
The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is a unique 12-digit number assigned by the manufacturer to boats built after 1972.
Hull Identification Numbers:
- Distinguish one boat from another—the same as serial numbers distinguish one car from another.
- Are engraved into the fiberglass or on a metal plate permanently attached, usually to the transom.
You should write down your HIN and put it in a place separate from your boat in case warranty problems arise or your boat is stolen.