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Old 04-17-2008, 07:56 PM
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Question HID (Hull Identification Number).....confused!

I am going through some difficulty with the Orange County Tax Assessor regarding property tax on my project boat, a 1994 Sunseeker Apache 45. All my purchase paperwork and the engraved metal badge on the rear of the transom have the following number: SUN71445C494

Looks like it should be a Sunseeker number, but "SUN" comes up as a "smokercraft" with a value MUCH different from my boat. Any ideas? The boat is made in England.....maybe there is a different numbering system?

Coast Guard documentation number is 1075626
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Nort,
that does seem odd; I too thought that Sunseekers had SUN as the first letters. Time to hit the internet on that one. BTW I just love the 45 Sunseeker.- Jeff
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Strange. I just traded in a 2002 Smokercraft,it is SMK.English built should make no difference,the 12 digit hull # is a USCG #,issued for any boat sold here.SUB is Apache Seamaster,what ever that is.Nothing else close in my NADA book.
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Something is wrong with where you are looking it up Nort. NADA has a listing of codes in the commercial edition. If you still have a problem I'll check it for you tommorow
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http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/m...il.aspx?id=QSU

http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/m...il.aspx?id=XSK

http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/m...il.aspx?id=SUN

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So Norty... Do you own a Smokercraft or a stolen boat.

Personally, I think I'd tell the lady you were mistaken and it was a Smokercraft. Value has to be lower.
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So Norty... Do you own a Smokercraft or a stolen boat.

Personally, I think I'd tell the lady you were mistaken and it was a Smokercraft. Value has to be lower.


Thanks guys....not sure what to do yet. By the way, they are valuing the "Smoker-Craft" at over $485K.......so, I really need to get this resolved.
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By the way, they are valuing the "Smoker-Craft" at over $485K.......so, I really need to get this resolved.
I would never have guessed that!!!

You might want to ask them if they got the decimal in the right place:
http://www.stevensmarine.com/smkmodels.php

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http://www.floridausedboats.com/manufacturers/

Here says QSU.

I've sold many European boats in the pass, you might want to try using US- and then the HID you have on the boat.

Most of all import boats start with US-,
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Something is wrong with where you are looking it up Nort. NADA has a listing of codes in the commercial edition. If you still have a problem I'll check it for you tommorow

Nothing to look up. It is right on a stainless steel ID badge on the transom. I'll take a pic this weekend. Doing some work on it this weekend to get ready for Mojito Madness. next weekend ........
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