Posted on Aug 28, 2018

Southern Marine Surveying

Anything look suspicious about this HIN number? The HIN (Hull Identification Number) number on your boat is permanently etched or attached on the starboard aft corner and is required to be put there by all boat manufacturers to identify the boat. Often times when a boat is stolen, the thief will try to change the HIN number so that it cannot be tracked. Always check the HIN number on a prospective boat and compare it to your title to ensure the numbers match, and also to see if there are any tell-tale signs such as this one, that it may have been altered.