Originally Posted by golfwins
I just used a random HIN decoder to get the info I posted above. I can't say if its correct or not. I did read that there can be 11 digit HINs, but I expected to see 3 letters in the beginning.
It doesn't really matter how many characters there are. There is not a valid MIC in that HIN. The MIC indicates the manufacturer. Now this doesn't apply to all boats. It applies to boats manufactured in the US after 1972.
This boat could have been manufactured outside of the US (Which means it's not a Maxum).
It could mean that the boat was stolen and the HIN ground off. Sold at auction and had a governeing body (state, County, Province, etc) issue a HIN similar to how they handle homemade boats.