HIN Search - Boat HIN Decoder

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About this app

We've compressed and optimized the complete US Coast Guard's boat manufacturer database of over 16,000 boat builders, and over 30,000 brands to fit on your Android device, so you can have lightning fast results wherever you are, with NO Internet access needed!

Important HIN Search features include:
• Decoding of US (12 digit) and international (15 digit) HINs
• Detection of suspicious or possibly altered HINs - an important first step to make sure a boat is not stolen!
• Boat manufacturer and build date information.
• Print, copy or share your results.
• Searching for manufacturers by their company or brand names
• No Internet access needed, so you can use this app no matter where you are.
• Favorites List
• Share/Save results as an Image.
• Developed by someone who knows and understands boats.

Nearly all boats (including fishing boats, power boats, sail boats, jet skis, kayaks, and canoes) imported or built in the US since 1972 are required to have a HIN by the federal government. The HIN will include when the boat was built, and by who. With the included Manufacturer database, HIN Search can also tell you a little bit about the builder, such as if they are still in business, their address, and sometimes even an email address or website.

What this app DOES NOT do:
• Retrieve boat model information other than year. This information is NOT encoded universally in the HIN. If the boat manufacturer is still in business, please contact them directly with your HIN.
• Tell you if the boat is stolen. We can tell you if the boat HIN looks suspicious and warrants a closer look, but that's it.
• Decode boat identification numbers for boat built before 1972.
• Retrieve boat's past or current owners or sale information. Please contact your local vehicle registration authority.

Please don't leave a negative review with regards to what is clearly stated above!

This app only decodes HINs for boats which were built or imported legally in the USA since November, 1972. Some older (1970s) boat manufacturers "in business" dates may be incorrect. The USCG records are sometimes inaccurate.

Manufacturer data for boats NOT sold in the USA may not be accurate. Different countries or regions may have conflicting boat builder information.

This is a great tool for both marine professionals and boat shoppers!

Ad free, and will relieve you of scratching your head wondering, "Who made that boat?"

Notices:
1. HINSearch is not affiliated with, nor represents the United States Coast Guard, or any other government entity.
2. Boat Manufacturer Identification Codes used by this app are from the the US Coast Guard at USCGBoating.org.
3. HINSearch is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.
Updated on
Jan 30, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

+ Performance, User Interface, and Stability improvements.

If you have any questions, problems, or comments, please email us at help@HINSearchPlus.com!