Enter in the field above the Hull Identification Number from which you want to obtain information.

A HIN is the nautical equivalent of the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on your car. Most boats will have a HIN attached or stamped into the hull. This is usually a 12 digits long code, beginning with the Manufacturer’s Identification Code (MIC). Example: ABC2AB41G203 It's used to register your boat and to track your boat's history.

What is structure of Hull Identification Number (HIN)?

Position 1-3BEX Manufacturer's Identification Code (MIC)
4-8 12345 Manufacturer's Serial Number
9-10 B6 Commencement Of Construction
11-12 07 Shows Model Year


The scheme below depicts a reference vehicle ID structure. Please notice that vehicles manufactured before 1981 may have less symbols than today's ISO standard VIN consisting of 17 characters.
VIN chart - a reference VIN structure

  • What is VDS? VDS is a Vehicle Descriptor Section. VDS is used to specify a type of vehicle and may include information about the model, platform, engine and transmission.
  • What is VIN? VIN is a Vehicle Identification Number
  • What is VIS? VIS is a Vehicle Identifier Section
  • What is WMI? WMI is a World Manufacturer Identifier. The first three symbols identify the manufacturer of the car.

What vehicle history report may show?

A typical car identifier consists of a 17-digit code. The code is divided into several sections having specific meaning. That unique ID allows to distinguish one vehicle from another. The ID may encode such parameters like maker, factory, model, engine, trim and color. There are no vehicles that have the same codes. Manufacturers strictly pursuing ISO standards assign VIN permanently to each new vehicle coming from a production line and recorded in databases maintained by car manufacturers and government agencies like NHTSA and DMV. Buyers are not willing to get cheated while acquiring used vehicle and that is the main reason why they want to decode vehicle id number. Decoding the code may help to know the following: Needless to say, all these aspects play a significant role in consumers protection. Do not hesitate to use our lookup service. What Vehicle History Report (or VHR) does contain? Here's a list of possible features: title problems, accidents, total loss, flood damage, odometer status, dealer service records, frame damage, airbag deployment, vehicle registration, recalls and more.

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