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Boats have a wide variety of shapes and sizes and construction methods due to their intended purpose, available materials or local traditions. Canoe and Kayaks have a long history with various versions being used throughout the world for transportation, fishing or sport. Commercial fishing boats vary widely in style partly to match local conditions. Pleasure craft include yachts, both powered and sail, smaller sailboats, pontoon boats, ski boats, and sport fishing boats. Cabin Cruisers have accommodations for short or long voyages. House boats may be used for vacationing or long-term housing. Small boats can provide transport or convey cargo (lightering) to and from large ships. For large ships, see Shipbuilding. Enforcement vessels are used by a growing number of jurisdictions for security. Lifeboats have rescue and safety functions.

The US Coast Guard MIC database lists over 16,000 Manufacturers Identification Codes. Over the years, many boat builders have come and gone. The following directory lists the boat brands from around the world that have achieved popularity since 1900.


Popular Boat Brands listed Alphabetically
 with Vessel Types, Country & Years Active

THIS ARTICLE IS STILL EVOLVING!
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TABLE KEY:
BRAND:
VESSEL TYPE CODES: (see Modern Vessel Types for descriptions)
Recreational Vessel Type Codes (Letters):
AB = Airboats
BB = Bass Boats
BR = Bowriders
CC = Cabin Cruisers
CD = Cuddy Cabin Cruisers
CE = Express Cruisers
CF = Flybridge Cruisers
CK = Canoes & Kayaks
CT = Center Console Boats
DF = Dory (Traditional Fishing Boats)
DT = Dinghies (incl. Tenders)
HB = Houseboats
HC = Hovercrafts
HF = Hydrofoils
HP = High Performance & Racing Boats (Offshore & Hydroplanes)
IF = Inflatable Boats
IR = Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RIB)
JB = Jon Boats
JS = Jet Skis & PWCs
JT = Jetboats
MB = Motorboats
MC = Motor Cruisers
MY = Motor Yachts
PB = Pontoon Boats
OR = Open Runabouts
RT = Recreational Trawlers
SB = Sailboats: Monohull, Catamaran, Trimaran; Sloop, Cutter, Ketch, Yawl Rigged
SK = Ski Boats
SS = Saltwater Sport Fishing Boats
SY = Sailing Yachts
TS = Trailer Sailors
WB = Wakeboard Boats
Commercial Vessel Type Codes (Numbers):
1 = Workboats
2 = Commercial Fishing Boats
3 = Tugs
4 = Barges
5 =
6 =
7 =
8 = Enforcement, Rescue,+
9 =
CC: = COUNTRY CODE:
CA = Canada
FR = France
GB = United Kingdom
SE = Sweden
US = United States
YEARS: = YEARS ACTIVE (YYYY∼YYYY, YYYY∼ = Still Active):
NOTES: Use your browsers search function to highlight Vessel Type Codes in Table.
Boat types from Wikipedia List of Boat Types & List of Sailing Boat Types.

BRAND VESSEL TYPE CODES CC YEARS
Albin SB ? ?∼
Azimut SB ? ?∼
Bayliner CC‚CD‚CE‚CF‚CT‚SB US 1957∼
Beneteau SB ? ?∼
Bertram CC ? ?∼
Boston Whaler CT US ?∼
C&C SB ? ?∼
Cape Dory CC ? ?∼
Carver CC US ?∼
Catalina SB ? ?∼
Cheoy Lee RT ? ?∼
Chris Craft CC US ?∼
Contender ? ? ?∼
Custom ? ? ?∼
Ferretti Yachts SB ? ?∼
Formula HP ? ?∼
Grady-White CC US ?∼
Grand Banks RT ? ?∼
Gulfstar ? ? ?∼
Hatteras CC ? ?∼
Hinckley CC ? ?∼
Hunter SB ? ?∼
J/Boats SB ? ?∼
Jeanneau SB ? ?∼
Lagoon SB ? ?∼
Luhrs CC ? ?∼
Mainship CC ? ?∼
Morgan SB ? ?∼
Nordhavn CC ? ?∼
Ocean Alexander CC ? ?∼
Pearson SB ? ?∼
Pershing ? ? ?∼
Pursuit HP ? ?∼
Regal CC ? ?∼
Riva CC ? ?∼
Sabre CC ? ?∼
Sea Ray CC US ?∼
Silverton CC US ?∼
Sunseeker CC ? ?∼
Tartan SB ? ?∼
Tiara SB ? ?∼
Tuff Boat (Fields Fab…) 1 US 1998∼2020
Viking SB ? ?∼
Wellcraft CC US ?∼

More Brands:

Alerion Yachts – Warren, RI

American Marine Ltd (Grand Banks) – 1956 Hong Kong ⇒ Singapore {Trawlers}

AristoCraft – 78 Howard Ave east, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Cruisers Yachts – Oconto, WI

Delta Marine Industries Inc – Seattle, WA

Glasspar ⇒ Larson

Grayling Inc – Devils Lake, ND

Grand Banks (American Marine Ltd) 1956 Hong Kong ⇒ Singapore {Trawlers}

Kinzie Kraft Boats – Flippin, Arkansas (Comment 170911)

Lavro Dories & River Boats – Monroe, WA

Nauticat Yachts – Riihikoski, Finland

Ranger Boats – Flippin, Arkansas

US Boat Builders:
Washington

Motorboats (<50 feet) (offsite)

Motoryachts (>65 feet)

Sailboats

Catamarans

Trimarans

Watersports, dinghies, launches & tenders

See also

List of Boat Builders from Wikipedia.

Boat Brochures from OldBoatBrochures.com.

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Classic Motoryacht Builders

Astoria Marine Construction Company
Ballard Marine Railway – shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/ballard.htm
Blanchard Boat Company
Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI
Chris Craft – See also: www.chriscraft.com/history/history-timeline/ LINK N/G Try http://www.chriscraft.com/main/company/history.aspx
Consolidated Boatworks – shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/6yachtsmall.htm
Dawn Boat Corp. – www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/6yachtsmall/dawn.htm
Edison Technical School
Elco – See also: www.elcomotoryachts.com/about-us/history.shtml LINK N/G
Fellows & Stewart – www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/6yachtsmall/fellows.htm LINK N/G
Grandy Boat Co.
Harbor Boatworks
Hoffar-Beeching/Boeing of Canada
Huckins Yacht Corporation, Jacksonville, FL
Jensen Motorboat Co. – slomoshun.com/JMC.php LINK N/G
Kneass & Sons Boatworks
Lake Union Drydock
Martinac Shipyard – shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/active/martinac.htm
Martinolich – shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/martinolich.htm
Matthews Boat Co.
Menchions Shipyard
New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Company
Owens – www.owensboats.org/
Richardson Boat Company
Schertzer Boat & Machine
Tregoning Boat Company
Morris Shain / Trimmerships
Stephens Brothers
Mathis/Trumpy – See also: trumpyyachts.org/
Vancouver Shipyards – shipbuildinghistory.com/history/canada/vancouver.htm LINK N/G
Vic Franck Boat
Wheeler Yacht Co.
More from Classic Yacht Association

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Manufacturer's Identification Codes (MIC)
& Vessel Hull Identification Numbers (HIN)

To facilitate the identifying, registering, importing and exporting of vessels, especially recreational vessels, many countries have developed uniform methods to apply identification numbers such as a Hull Identification Number (HIN). The HIN may be preceded by an optional country of origin identifier consisting of a two letter Alpha-2 ISO Code/Abbreviations for the country followed by a "-" (dash). For example, "CA-" identifies Canada as the vessel's country of origin. "GB-" identifies the United Kingdom as the country of origin, and "US-" identifies the United States as the country of origin as shown below.

Some HINs are stamped, etched or printed on plates or decals which are then attached to the vessels' hull in the location required by statute. The above HIN however shows the appearance of one created using a special Dymo "Reverse Emboss" labeler and the label was then pasted to the transom surface of the female mold before the laying of the gelcoat and fiberglass. The "SER" MIC identifies the builder as "Sea Ray". The regulation allows the twelve character HIN to be followed by characters created by the builder for their use such as to identify the boat model, specs, etc. provided that these characters are clearly separated from the HIN.

The HIN above lacks two of the twelve required characters. It is missing the model year characters and therefore does not meet the required HIN format as described below. This could have been a mistake at the factory, but it should have been caught there. Has this HIN been altered? Is this a stolen boat? This HIN will undoubtedly cause problems for the owner or buyer.

CFR Title 33Chapter ISubchapter SPart 181 →Subpart C—Identification of Boats

The above United States Code of Federal Regulations require recreational boats sold or imported into the United States after November 1, 1972 to have a twelve character Hull Identification Number (HIN).

The first three characters of the HIN are the Manufacturer’s Identification Code (MIC). Manufacturers and importers are required to apply in writing to the United States Coast Guard for assignment of a MIC. The Coast Guard maintains a database of all MICs for recreational boat manufacturers in the United States and in Canada, plus U.S. importers of recreational boats. This database contains active and inactive (out of business) manufacturers, and importers. The linked database pages show dates active, contact information, location and whether the MIC had ever been assigned to a different name or manufacturer.

Following the MIC, the US HIN consists of the vessel's five character hull serial number (HIN characters 4∼8) followed by the vessel's four character date of certification or manufacture (HIN characters 9∼12). The date indicated can be no earlier than the date construction or assembly began and no later than the date the boat leaves the place of manufacture or assembly or is imported into the United States for the purposes of sale. From November 1, 1972 until July 31, 1984 this date can take one of two formats. In the format commonly called the "Straight−Date format", the first two characters were the numbers for the month and the 3rd and 4th characters were the last two numbers of the year. Therefore 1278 = December, 1978.

Straight-Date Format
ABC123451278 = December, 1978

Since this format did not include the model year of the vessel, an optional format was allowed that started with the letter "M" for "Model Year Format". The 2nd and 3rd characters were the last two numbers of the model year. Since the model year ran from August of the previous year to July of the model year, the 4th character was a letter code for the month beginning with: A=AUG, B=SEP, C=OCT, D=NOV, E=DEC, F=JAN, G=FEB, H=MAR, I=APR, J=MAY, K=JUN & L=JUL. M73D = 1973 model year, but the date of certification/manufacture was actually November, 1972. M73G = 1973 model year, and the date of certification/manufacture was February, 1973.

Model Year Format
ABC12345M73D = November, 1972
ABC12345M73G = February, 1973
Both are  Model Year 1973

This proved to be confusing and troublesome especially if the vessel required a long time to complete, so since August 1, 1984 a 3rd format became required for all new vessels that combined the date of certification/manufacture and the model year. The 1st character is a letter for the month as follows: A=JAN, B=FEB, C=MAR, D=APR, E=MAY, F=JUN, G=JUL, H=AUG, I=SEP, J=OCT, K=NOV & L=DEC, The 2nd character is the last number of the year of certification or manufacture. The 3rd and 4th characters are the last two numbers of the model year. Therefore K485 = November, 1984 for the date of certification/manufacture and 1985 is the model year. B585 = February, 1985 as the date of certification/manufacture and 1985 is the model year. Since most boats can be built in less then 10 years, this format has worked well.

Current Format
ABC12345K485 = November, 1984
ABC12345B585 = February, 1985

Both are Model Year 1985

A second "concealed" placement of the HIN must be provided on each vessel by the builder or importer in an undisclosed location that is available to law enforcement in order for them to determine the identity of the vessel, ownership, etc. in the event that the displayed HIN is altered, damaged, destroyed, removed, etc.

Vessels that do not display officially assigned HINs, such as homemade vessels and vessels build before the effective date of the above regulations, are usually assigned a unique HIN by the numbering authority (such as a US state) when it is registered. The MIC section (first three digits) of this HIN will identify the numbering authority. Most early US HINs used the standard two-letter state abbreviations followed by the letter "Z". But, later US HINs used the two−letter vessel registration prefix abbreviation for the state followed by the letter "Z". These two abbreviations were not always the same. For example, Washington State used WAZ (early) & WNZ (later). The numbering authority will usually supply a decal or plate with the assigned HIN as shown below which is then attached as required by the regulations. Owners would do well to protect these decals so they do not deteriorate to the point that they become unreadable.

In 1982, Canada adopted the US HIN format and placement as described in Transport Canada Small Vessel Regulations Part 9. Several other countries have also adopted the US HIN format and placement. In Europe, ships are given a Craft Identification Number (CIN) or Hull Identification Number (HIN), standardized in EN ISO 10087:2006. The numbers are a permanent, unique, fourteen-digit alphanumeric identifier issued to all marine vessels in Europe. The numbering system is mandated by the European Recreational Craft Directive and descended from the American system. An example CID/HIN might appear as “GB-ABC00042-A8-99”, where “GB” is the ISO 3166-1 country code, “ABC” would be the Acme Boat Company’s Manufacturer Identity Code (MIC); “00042” would be the forty-second hull constructed by the organisation; “A8” would be January 1998 for the date keel was laid to the nearest month and “99” denoted as the year 1999 as the particular model year. Months are denoted from A∼L for January∼December like the latest US system. See UK Marine Laws for more.


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111∼BZZ, C11∼EZZ, F11∼HZZ, I11∼KZZ, L11∼NZZ,
O11∼QZZ, R11∼TZZ, U11∼WZZ, X11∼ZZZ.


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16.02 –  ^  PowerBoat Guide to Motor Yachts & Trawlers — Ed McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  PowerBoat Guide to Sportfishing BoatsEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  Sorensen's Guide to Powerboats — Eric W. Sorensen B
16.02 –  ^  The Boat Buyer's Guide to Express and Sedan CruisersEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  The Boat Buyer's Guide to Motor Yachts and TrawlersEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  The Boat Buyer’s Guide to Sportfishing BoatsEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  The Boat Buyer's Guide to Trailerable Cruisers and RunaboutsEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  The Boat Buyer's Guide to Trailerable Fishing BoatsEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  The ShipbuildersLeonard Everett Fisher B
16.02 –  ^  The Usborn Book of Cutaway BoatsChristopher Maynard B
16.02 –  ^  Trailerable Fishing BoatsEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  TrailerBoat GuideEd McKnew B
16.02 –  ^  Watch It Made in the USA : Visitor's Guide to the Best Factory Tours — Karen Axelrod B
16.03 – Magazines: (Incl. Articles‚ Back Issues‚+). D
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16.03 –  ^  DIY Boat Owner - The Marine Maintenance MagazineBoatUS Mad Mariner (OoB) M
16.04 – Videos: (How-to-Tutorials‚ Documentaries‚ Travelogues‚+). D
16.05 – Websites: (Incl. Articles‚ Forum Posts‚ Tech Tips‚ Tech Notes‚ Social Media‚+). D
16.03 –  ^  Anchors Aweigh Academy V


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