|All boats built after
November 1972 by Hatteras have a twelve character "Hull Identification Number" as a means of
identification required by the Coast Guard and Federal Regulations.
When ordering replacement parts for
your boat, it is very helpful if you know the HIN (Hull Identification
The HIN number will be located at the upper starboard
side of the transom. Laterally, the number will be located as close as
possible to the starboard corner radius of the transom.
Below is an example of what the HIN
number may look like:
The format of the HIN depends on the
year your boat was shipped. The format has changed four times since 1972
so your number may be different from the one showing above.
Characters four through eight are the
ones which Sam's Marine or Hatteras representatives will need to quickly and
accurately identify your vessel.