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 with
decoding your hull number, please contact me.