Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide


HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (HIN)

All vessels manufactured since 1972 are permanently marked with a Hull Identification Number (HIN) a number that is permanently affixed to the rear of vessel's hull indicating the manufacturer and serial number as well as the month and year of production., which is the 12-character serial number of your vessel. To identify your vessel, HINs are marked at the sternrear portion of a vessel. on the starboard (right) side, or as close to that area as possible. You must NOT deface or alter the HIN.
 

THE HIN INDICATES THE BOAT:

  • Manufacturer
  • Serial number
  • Month and year of production
  • Model year