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Model Year Verification

Discussion in 'Technical Stuff' started by kakrist, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. kakrist

    kakrist Member

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    I purchased a Bennington and need help to verify the model year for insurance purposes. The serial number is ETWC9839H617.
     
  2. banditz

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    I believe 06 2017 is the manufacture date
     
  3. kakrist

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    The boat was originally purchased in September 2016.
     
  4. banditz

    banditz Active Member

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    Sorry I had that wrong

    ETW C9839 H 6 17
    H=8 6=2016
     
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  5. kakrist

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    No problem. Everything I found says it is a Model Year 2017.
     
  6. banditz

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    HINs By The Numbers
    A typical hull identification number (HIN) consists of 12 letters and numbers, as in ABC12345D404.

    Here's what the letters and numbers mean:

    ABC: This is the U.S. Coast Guard-assigned manufacturer identification code (MIC). Go to the USCG Manufacturers Indentification page to access the Coast Guard's MIC database.

    12345: This is the serial number assigned to the hull by the manufacturer. This may be a combination of letters and numbers. The letters "I," "O," and "Q" are excluded because they could be mistaken for numbers.

    D: This is the month of certification, indicating the month in which construction began. "A" represents January and "L" represents December. In our example, "D" means April.

    4: This is the year of certification. The number is the last digit of the year in which the boat was built. "4" in this case designates 2004.

    04: This indicates the boat's model year.
     
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  7. kakrist

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    I don't know what to say.... Interesting.... Thanks, but I'm still confused about the original purchase date being in 2016.
     
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    your year model is 2017
     
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    Our 2007 was purchased on June 30th 2006.
     
  11. banditz

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    Looking at my registration right now on my 2018 Bennington and it shows the 9th and 10th figures as C and 8.

    My boat was built in March(C) of 2018(8) and delivered April 13th 2018
     
  12. kakrist

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    Thanks all!
     
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    Where did you find the ETW number (serial number) -- I need to email that to Tumacs for cover creation, looked all over transom, looked at the plate by drivers seat that specifies number of people/allowable weight, etc. -- don't see it. Thanks
     
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    I believe it's in the stern on the starboard side.
     
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    Thanks - was beginning to wonder if I had puchased a stolen boat way back, but I had covered with a rope that I had tied from bow to stern on both sides years ago as a quick anchor point for a generic cover and since it rides high and up under the deck rail, I had left it on -- it was just thin enough to hide under that thing.... lol
     
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