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Old 03-02-2009, 18:07   #1
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Hull numbers for Beneteau

Hello fellow sailors:

Can anyone explain to me what the hull numbers on our boats denote?


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Old 04-02-2009, 01:21   #2
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How is that brand new beneteau 49 going?

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I dunno about the hull numbers. Ours starts with F cos its built in France.

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Boats manufactured or imported on or after August 1, 1984 must have a 12 character Hull Identification Number that uniquely identifies each boat.

The first three characters of the HIN are a MIC (Manufacturer Identification Code) assigned by the Coast Guard to the manufacturer or the person importing the boat (“BEY" in the case of Beneteau).

Characters four through eight are a serial number assigned by the manufacturer.

The last four characters indicate the month* and year the boat was built, and the model year.

* A=JAN, B=Feb, C=March ... L=Dec

See the USCG Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database at:
Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database
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