What is a boat hull identification number (HIN)?
The HIN can assist in finding stolen boats or to identify recalled boats.
Where can I find the HIN on my boat?
- The characters must be at least 6mm in width and height
- The HIN cannot be altered, defaced or removed
You might also find a second HIN in the interior of the boat or under a trim or other piece of hardware.
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How to decode a boat hull identification number (HIN)
ABC – Manufacturer Identification Code (MIC)
12345 – Manufacturer’s Serial Number
B6 – Manufacture date where the first digit represents the month and the second digit represent the last digit of the year.
A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar, D=Apr, E=May, F=Jun, G=Jul, H=Aug, I-Sep, J=Oct, K=Nov, L=Dec
12 – Last 2 digits of the model year
Canadian Police Centre Investigation – http://app.cpic-cipc.ca/English/searchformboats.cfm
Use HIN Decoder to find out boat information from the serial number.
HIN Decoder – https://hindecoder.com/
The links are provided for informational purposes only. We do not receive any compensation for purchases made on the Canadian Policy Centre Investigation or HIN Decoder websites,
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