I am in negotiations to buy what I'm told is a 1971 Pearson
33'. in checking the HIN to get a history
, I'm having the following problems:
- There doesn't seem to be a HIN molded on the actual hull
(checked the transom and the bulkhead).
- The HIN on the Certificate of Title (Florida) does not start with "PEA" and does not end in 4 numbers. The 3rd digit from the end is a letter.
- Because of this last issue, it comes back as an error on all the boat history
websites I've tried.
Any help? I realize that the Pearson
33 started being built in 1969 according to Sailboatdata.com; and that the HIN started being used in 1972, so a 1971 wouldn't necessarily have it.
So what should I be looking for to make sure this boat is legit? I'm buying
licensed boat, but overseas, so want to make sure it's all good.