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Jul 7, 2023 - A boat manufacturer identification code (MIC) can be defined as a unique designation assigned to all boat manufacturers by the U.S. Coast Guard. It consists of 3 characters and can be found at the beginning of all boat hull identification numbers.


Domestic boat manufacturers must obtain a unique identification code (MIC) in order to identify productions sold within the United States. The same applies to foreign manufacturers or importers. Vendors of kit boats which include plans and materials are also viewed as manufacturers.


Although earlier MIC codes may have contained a combination of numbers and letters, the practice of incorporating numbers is no longer applicable. Codes issued to previous builders no longer in business may be re-assigned to new applicants. Such coding will always appear as the first part of a hull identification number.


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