HIN Number

Boating 101: The HIN Number

When you own a boat, it’s important to be familiar with the details that identify your boat. Much like a car, truck or SUV has a vehicle identification number, or VIN, your boat will have a hull identification number or HIN number. Understanding what it is, where to find it, and how to use it…

What are the Benefits of Using a Hailing Port?

A hailing port is a location designated by the United States Coast Guard for boats greater than 65 feet to check in before moving throughout the waters of the United States. Even though the boat’s proprietor (also known as the boat’s captain) must regularly report to a specified calling point, they are not confined to…

When Do You Need to Make a Vessel Name Change and Hailing Port Change?

Have you ever thought about altering the name of your yacht or the port it hails? If that’s the case, what’s the deadline for getting it done? We will provide you with an outline of the criteria for altering the name of a vessel and the hailing port in the United States in this blog…

Everything you Need to Know About the Hailing Port of a Vessel

As you probably already noticed, on the outside of a vessel there are a few different digits you may have seen. Boats registered at a local level will probably be displaying their state registration numbers. Vessels documented at a federal level, on the other hand, can show their names instead, along with their hailing port.…