The HIN is usually located on the starboard aft of the boat. It is usually imprinted into the gel coat. See where yours can be according to your boat type by clicking here.
In the example above appears a US made Carolina skiff with the unique serial number U0085. It was built in August of 2016 and is a 2017 model year boat
H6 = month and year boat was built.
17 = model year number (2 digits)
Transom – On boats with transoms (flat backs), to the starboard outboard side within two inches of the top of the transom, gunwale, or hull/deck joint, whichever is lowest.
Without Transoms – On boats without transoms or boats on which it would be impractical to use the transom, to the starboard outboard side, aft, within one foot of the stern and within two inches of the top of the hull side, gunwale or hull/deck joint, whichever is lowest.
Catamaran – On catamarans and pontoon boats that have readily replaceable hulls, to the aft crossbeam within one foot of the starboard hull attachment.
Other Locations – If rails or other accessories would obscure a HIN, it should be affixed as near as possible to the starboard outboard side within two inches of the top of the transom, gunwale or hull/deck joint, whichever is lowest.
An unexposed location on the interior of the boat or beneath a fitting or item of hardware. If the primary HIN is missing, the owner should call the manufacturer to try to find the secondary HIN. The Coast Guard wants the original HIN used if possible.
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