Hull Number

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lee@simmtechs.com, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. lee@simmtechs.com

    lee@simmtechs.com New Member

    57
    Nov 30, 2010
    Marietta GA
    270 Sedan Bridge 1980
    350 merc twins
    Any body know the break down on hull numbers and which part of the number is the year model
     
  2. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    It can vary based on the model year. I believe this applys to most boats- the last 2 digits in the serial number are the model year. Not sure when or if that changed at any point going back.
     
  3. lee@simmtechs.com

    lee@simmtechs.com New Member

    57
    Nov 30, 2010
    Marietta GA
    270 Sedan Bridge 1980
    350 merc twins
    Thanks then its a 1980 Sedan Bridge I just purchased to restore. Nice winter project.
     
  4. JimG

    JimG Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    The hull number is usually broke into three segments; the manufacture code, serial number, and date of certification being the last set of characters... the year typically being two numbers ie. 98 being a 1998 year of manufacture.
     
  5. Sum Escape

    Sum Escape New Member

    377
    Apr 7, 2009
    West Michigan
    2006 Grand Banks 47 Europa
    C 9 503 HP CATs
    I believe the number is as follows:

    The letters and numbers after the SER at the beginning are for plant of manufacture and hull number

    Last four digits identify manufacture date and model year
    Example, last four digits H506

    H = month of manufacture (A= January, B= February...H= Aug)
    5 = digit of year of manufacture - here 5 for 2005
    06 = model year - here a 2006 model

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Mine is: SERF9668E303
    SER=Sea Ray
    F= Merit Island Florida plant
    9668= ID #
    E303= May, 2003..2003 model year

    The last four could be something like
    J203, which would mean October,2002..but a 2003 model year
     
  7. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Sum Escape beat me to it...:thumbsup:
     
  8. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    What plant is SERT?

    MM
     
  9. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    Knoxville, TN (not called Tellico)
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  10. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    Thanks, MM
     
  11. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The USCG changed the numbering scheme as of 8/1/84, so much of what is contained above does not apply to the original posters boat.........for his 1980 model, the last 4 digits are the month and year of vessel certification, not when the boat was manufactured.
     
  12. SeaRide

    SeaRide Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Chapin, SC
    1999 230BR
    5.7 EFI/Alpha
    Mike and Jason

    SERV = Tellico located in Vonore, TN.
    SERT = Knoxville (corporate HQ)
    SERR = Riverview (next door to Knoxville)

    When I visited in late 2002 Knoxville was building 280 - 340 DAs along with the 290 Sun Sport. The 290BR may have been in production here as well, but don't recall. Riverview was buiding the 290AJ, 260DA, 270SD and I believe the 180 & 176 BRs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  13. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    Are you sure? It has always been my understanding that Vonore was "Vonore"
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  14. Registered

    Registered New Member

    94
    Aug 18, 2010
    Moline, IL on the Mississippi
    '06 40 Sundancer
    TVD-8.1s HO (420hp) w/DTS
    Also, the date coding changed.

    Back then the dates started in August for "A", September for "B", etc... M80D would be Manufactured Nov 1979. C80D would be certified Nov 1979.

    Now K506 represents manufactured or certified in Nov 2005, model year 2006.
     
  15. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    Never mind, I found this info in an archive-

    SER (T) - Knoxville Plant - Tennessee
    SER (R) - Riverview Plant - Tennessee
    SER (V) - Tellico Plant - Tennessee
    SER (M) - Oxford Plant - Michigan
    SER (A) - Phoenix Plant - Arizona
    SER (P) - Palm Coast Plant - Florida
    SER (F) - Merritt Island Plant - Florida
    SER (Y) - Sykes Creek Plant - Florida
    SER (E) - Cork Ireland Plant - Cork Ireland
    SER (C) - Cherokee Cove Plant (Now Mastercraft, across from Tellico plant). - Tennessee
    SER (VB) - Bucyrus Plant - Ohio
    SER (RB) - Bucyrus Plant - Ohio
    SER (S) - Fort Mill Plant - South Carolina
     
  16. lee@simmtechs.com

    lee@simmtechs.com New Member

    57
    Nov 30, 2010
    Marietta GA
    270 Sedan Bridge 1980
    350 merc twins
    My hull # is SER 17T650180270DB1285-80
    So if I follow the posts I have a 1980 270 Sedan Bridge built in TN. Correct?
     
  17. RobF300

    RobF300 Member

    368
    Nov 22, 2006
    amityville, new york
    old and useless
    5.7/alpha
    413 Chrysler straight inboard
    prior to 8/1/84

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    after 8/1/84

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    the searay plant follows the MIC code of SER
     

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