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All boats manufactured for consumption within the United States after November 1, 1972 are required to have a twelve character hull identification number. Federal regulations specify that it must be formatted according to the elements shown below.
Hull Number Decoder
How to decode the meaning of a boat hull identification number.
Note: The letters "I", "O", and "Q" are forbidden in the Production or Serial Number
In addition to the above formats, you may encounter those which are preceded by country codes such as "US" for the United states, "CN" for Canada, and "FR" for France. This means that the vessel was built for consumption in that respective country. You may also find hull numbers on two separate lines. In this case the second line is not typically considered as part of the hull number. State assigned hull numbers are not always consistent with federal standards.
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2/15/2022 - Page initiated by Team BoatWiki.