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The HIN is a Federal requirement; your boat? The HIN, however, is required to be shown on the State certificate of registration. The starboard outboard side of the hull aft is the preferred HIN location for many manufacturers. On catamarans and pontoon boats the HIN must be affixed on the aft crossbeam within one foot of the starboard hull attachment.

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Figure 2 — HIN Format After August 1, Boats manufactured or imported on or after August 1, , also have a duplicate secondary HIN affixed somewhere on an unexposed location inside the boat or beneath a fitting or item of hardware. The purpose is to help authorities identify your boat if a thief or vandals remove or damage the primary HIN on the transom.

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It is illegal for anyone manufacturer, dealer, distributor, or owner to alter or remove a HIN without the express written authorization of the Commandant, U. Coast Guard. The regulations prescribe the format of the HIN.

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The first three characters are a MIC Manufacturer Identification Code assigned by the Coast Guard to the manufacturer or the person importing the boat; characters four through eight are a serial number assigned by the manufacturer; the last four characters indicate the month and year the boat was built, and the model year. Boat Code is compulsory when: registering a boat in South Australia for the first time applying for change of ownership of a vessel that does not have a HIN, or has a HIN that is not yet recorded in South Australia.

HIN (Hull Identification Number)

What are the benefits of Boat Code? Exemptions A vessel registered in the same name on the Australian Shipping Register is exempt from complying with the Boat Code system.