Help to find out the boat Model

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by middlemarinedub, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. middlemarinedub
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  2. PAR
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    The HIN will tell you what you need to know.
     
  3. bajansailor
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    She looks a bit like a ProLine, re the elliptical windows in the cabin.

    Hopefully the HIN is still intact - as PAR has mentioned, this should tell you a lot, including initial letters to give a clue as to who the Builder is, and the last two digits giving the year of manufacture. You should be able to find this HIN on (usually) the starboard side of the transom.
     
  4. middlemarinedub
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    middlemarinedub Captain Vadimo

    Guys, there is no serial plate on the boat. Nothing. I searched all over it.
    We just have to find out. But thank you anyway!!!
     
  5. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Usually the HIN will be engraved into the fibreglass on the transom - it might be below the hull / deck joint.

    Edit - has she been re-painted at some stage? If so, then maybe they added fairing filler that obscured the HIN.
     
  6. Ike
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    From the look of it iit was built after 1984 so there will be an HIN somewhere else inside the boat. Try the engine room. It also could be hidden behind a fitting.
     
  7. kerosene
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    I don't think this is in the US... Is the HIN standardized globally?
     
  8. Ike
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    It is now but it depends on how old the boat is and where it was built. IF it was built in North America or Europe after the 90's then the HIN rules apply. If North America (US and Canada) it goes back to the 70's.
     
  9. Ike
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    The poster is in Dubai so I have to assume the boat is too. Are there an papers, registration, bill of sale etc that identify the builder?
     
  10. middlemarinedub
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    Yeah. Boat is in Abu Dhabi. Well owner didn't bring registration card and any documents to show. However he said that in the registration card there is nothing mentioned about the boat brand and model. I can believe, because UAE coast guard doesn't care too much about original documents. It it very easy to register the boat here. Owner said that boat was built in 2005. Which is very strange. It doesn't look to me as 2005, kind of old design.
     
  11. PAR
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    Sounds like it's really easy to steal a boat and get it re-registered as whatever you'd like in Dubai. Everything about this boat sounds suspicious. The first thing I'd do is pull every hatch and cover and look inside the boat for the second HIN number, which will be imbosed on a structural member. I'd also poke around the usual location for the HIN on the transom and see if some body filler will pop off.
     
  12. middlemarinedub
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    middlemarinedub Captain Vadimo

    Well, not so easy because of immigration law. Since 80% of population are expats, the punishment is - deportation and life ban.
     
  13. gonzo
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    It could be a copy or a generic design by a small builder. If the papers are legal and the boat looks OK, what difference does it make?
     
  14. nzboy
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    Felco Delphin

    I think you will find this is a pre 2000 model looking at the windshield
     

  15. nzboy
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    I ve had second thoughts very similar to some wellcraft boats
     
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