In 1972, the Coast Guard was asked to come up with a standardized numbering format for all civilian watercraft manufactured in the US. The format that the Coast Guard came up with is called a HIN or Hull Identification Number. The HIN is much like a VIN for a car - a unique number that identifies your boat. HINs encode information about your boat including what model it is, and when and where it was built. The HIN on Chris-Crafts is located in two places - on the exterior of the transom, upper starboard side, and hidden in the bilge. It consists of 12 alphanumeric characters. The HIN format for pre-1985 Chris-Crafts is xxxxx###x##x, and post-1985 Chris-Crafts is xxxxx###x### where x is a letter and # is a number. To get more info on your boat, type your hull number below and press the "Decode" button.
If you are having any issues decoding your hull number, please contact me.