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Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) Replacement Tags

Aluma Photo-Plate Co. produces high quality and durable replacement HIN tags, U.S.C.G. Capacity Plates, and Serial/Model plates for all types of Boats and Boat Trailers. Each State requires this form of identification as a registration, verifying the boat is safe and worthy of being operated on open waters.

What Is A Hull Identification Number (HIN)?

A hull identification number, or HIN, is the unique serial number assigned to a boat. HIN plates are a federal requirement used to identify boat manufacturers defects and/or any recalls. These plates are frequently referred to as Hull ID plates. Capacity plates might also be required, which show weight, horse power, number of persons per boat size, etc.

  • The HIN tag is usually mounted at the lower right transom above the water line – but differs from State to State.
  • The U.S.C.G. Capacity Plate lists the number of persons, motor, and gear weights, also the Horse Power of the boat with the Manufacturer name and/or Model number.
  • The Serial/Model Plate can be anywhere on the Trailer depending on manufacturer.
  • Check with your local DNR or Coast Guard offices for proper placement.

The reason why people need to replace their HIN tags, U.S.C.G. Capacity Plates and Serial/Model Plates are if they have been in an accident, the plates are missing or cannot be read anymore, destroyed during restoration of an old Boat or Trailer, and if you can’t find a manufacturer still in business to make your replacement plates.

Below are some of the applications for which we make HIN tags, U.S.C.G. Capacity plates and Serial/Model plates for:

  • Boats
  • Boat Trailers
  • Sailboats
  • Jet Skis
  • Pontoon Boats
  • Hovercraft

  • Alumacraft
  • Bayliner
  • Boston Whaler
  • Chaparrel
  • Caravelle Power Boats
  • Glastron
  • Lowe
  • Lund
  • Mastercraft
  • Monterey
  • Ranger
  • Robalo
  • Sea-Doo
  • Stingray
  • Starcraft
  • Sunseeker
  • Wellcraft

Aluma Photo Plate provides a wide variety of products for boats, including:

  • HIN Tags
  • USGG Capacity Plates
  • Decals/Labels for Lifejacket Holds -  Fuel Warnings – Electrical stickers – Operating Instruction labelsSerial / Model plates for Inboard/Outboard Motors like:

- Evinrude

- Honda

- Mercury 

- Suzuki

- Yamaha 

Why Aluma Photo-Plate Co.

We use a photo-anodized material that is Military Grade UV resistant, and will last up to 20 years in harsh conditions for many years. We do not however provide any “stamping”, “embossing”, or “engraving”. We can provide a “generic” printed template and you can have the changeable information stamped yourself, or we can print the changeable information in the open fields with your unique information permanently.

Replacement HIN Tag, USCG Capacity Plates & Serial/Model Plate Order Process

  1. Send us a photo with dimensions ……..” x ……...” of the HIN tag, U.S.C.G. Capacity plate, or Serial/Model plate you want made, or send one from a similar boat or trailer.
  2. If you don’t have the above, view the “Examples” from the Photo Montage and select one that would work for you and we will change out the data to your specific information.
  3. Once you have sent the proper information, we will send you a quote based on that with the delivery time to make.
  4. If we are approved to make your data plate, we will send a Proof for you to review/approve prior to producing the plate.

What We Need From You to Better Assist With Your Order:

  • A photo or sketch of the tag or plate you want made.
  • The dimensions: …….” x ……..” of the plate or sticker to be made.
  • If it needs mounting holes – or – is a sticker with a permanent adhesive backing.
  • If it has a Logo, or other graphics to be printed.

NOTE: Each State has different requirements on HIN plates, U.S.C.G. Capacity plates, or Serial/Model plate replacement and it is the customers’ responsibility to determine their State regulations to determine if it meets the States approval for use.

If you have any questions on the ordering process, please give us a call on our Toll Free number: 1-866-579-9096.

TESTIMONIAL from a H.I.N. Capacity Plate Customer for a STARCRAFT Boat

I received the Plates yesterday afternoon in the Mail and they are absolutely Fabulous. Even my skeptical wife was surprised on how good they look!! Great job and if you ever need a quality reference please hang on to this e-mail and feel free to use it. This e-mail will act as an authorization from me to use this for your reference if you ever need to.


Again, Great work, I have literally hundreds of hours in the STARCRAFT Restoration Process and your vin plate replication which (will be if full view by the way) is icing on the cake so to speak.


Thanks a Million

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