Thanks. I agree that the record needs correcting, particularly if we ever decide to sell the boat. Fortunately, the insurance
company accepted my survey
with the HIN number explanation and sent me a renewal policy. I was concerned that they might drop our coverage or confine us to port pending the outcome.
One of the lessons learned is all owners should carefully check actual HIN against paperwork. I had 2 surveys, used a documentation service
, bought the boat thru a reputable broker, got a mortgage on the boat, and nobody noticed that I had a "homebuilt boat from Delaware" instead of a Privilege
cat made in France
until I discovered it 5 years later. Go figure.