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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:

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

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.


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