A good first question to answer is what is your HIN? Your HIN stands for your Hull Identification Number, and is very similar to the VIN on your car. The HIN is the easiest way to disclose everything about your boat to a third party.
You can find your HIN physically on your boat at the rear of the transom [the back of your boat], usually in the upper right corner. You also can find your HIN on your registration paperwork or personal insurance policy documents.
A typical HIN breaks down to the following pieces:
For more information on HINs, check out this page.