A HIN Inspection is necessary when boat owners do not have a Hull Identification Number from the Manufacturer on any vessel built after 1972. HIN Inspections are also required for any Homemade vessel.
HIN Inspection Requirements
The current inspection schedules are located here:
Although boats manufactured before November 1, 1972 are not required to have a HIN. Having a HIN will make your registration more secure, your vessel less susceptible to theft, and easier to recover if it were stolen.
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