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Success! 4WNTB171G889 is of the standard HIN type called Current-Format HIN. If you are buying this boat/craft then you should get the Boat-Alert History for 19.99$ from this certified boat history report provider.

4WN = Four Winns Inc (Out of Business)
TB171 = Boat Serial Number
G8 = Manufactured July 1988
89 = Model year 1989

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The HIN or CIN you have entered meets the Current-Format HIN format. It might also be a type that contains the country code and thus the boat comes from USA or Other . The serial number of the HIN is TB171 and is set by the boat builder. This boat or vessel has a Certification Date of (1988) and a Model Year of 1989 with month of build (July) based on the formatting of your hull_identification_number (HIN) .

The manufacturer identification code (MIC) of your craft identification number (CIN or HIN) is 4WN. This MIC (4WN) stands for the company name Four Winns Inc which is currently Out of Business. This boat manufacturer has other company names (4WN sometimes goes by these name(s) 4 Winns Inc, Saf-t-mate, , or ). This could happen if the US Coast Guard reissued the MIC to a new company after one went out of business.

This company (Four Winns Inc) is owned by Craig Scholten and is located at 4 Winn Way in Cadillac state of Mi. It manufactured this vessel and placed your HIN or CIN on the hull. The Parent Company for this boat maker is OMC REC BOAT GROUP (OMC) Four Winns Inc has started making boats, yachts or other watercraft as of 11/25/1972 and went out of business on (5/11/1994) in the following country: USA.

The Model Name is BOAT 18.5 for this Four Winns Inc (4WNTB171G889). Feel free to suggest a correction:

Make sure to compare the date of boat manufacturing with the dates in which the company was actually in business.

The US Coast guard provides this comment about this watercraft manufacturer: See Stm. Name Saf-t-mate Inc Changed Name And Mic. 4 Winns Purchased Saf-t-mate Inc In 1975. 1978 Name Change To 4 Winns (dba) Saf-t-mate 11/81. Name Change To 4 Winns. Requested Mic Change. 920916 Change Poc. Was Joie Kennard. 6apr94 Expecting Request T. See Fwn..

ModelNameBOAT 18.5
CompanyFour Winns Inc
CompanyStatusOut of Business
CompanyAddressCadillac Mi 4 Winn Way

We did a search and no U.S. Official Documentation Number for 4WNTB171G889 was found at the USCG.
We searched the Official Transport Canada database and 4WNTB171G889 did not have a match.

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There are 4 boat Recalls for your Four Winns Inc vessel:

Four Winns Inc Boat Recalls for your HIN and MIC: 4.

1-four Winns Inc Has Recalled Various (hin Or Cin) Due To Fuel Tank Pssible Leak And And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 2397 Boats From The 92/3 180freedom/190horizon Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On And Was Closed On With The Following Comment: Possible Leak At Fuel Pick-up Fitting/company Has Initiated Recall And Issued Repair Instructions (tighten Jam Nut)/dnr Rcvd 08jun94 7jul94 Cur 1 Received/cur 2 Rcvd 12 Oct 94/cur 3 Rcvd 9 Jan 95/cur 4 Rcvd 12 Apr 95/cur 5 Rcvd 5 Jul 95-rjd. Cur 6 Rcvd 11/95. Cur 7 Rcvd 01/96. Cur 8 Revd 04/96 77% Repaired. Response Down To Zero. Recommend Closing. Rjd

2-four Winns Inc Has Recalled 4wn......... (hin Or Cin) Due To Flotation Not Sufficient And And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 136 Boats From The 88/9 207 Quest Fishing Boats Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 9/9/1992 And Was Closed On 11/16/1994 With The Following Comment: Adding Flotation, 207 Quest Foam Kit P/n 090-2263. Cur 1 Recd 921230. Cur 2 Recd 930412. Ltr Fm Bt/us Describing Poor Repair Practice; Sent Ccf To Consumer. Cur 3 Recd 930702. 930813 Ltr To Manuf W/consumer Complaint. Cur 4 Recd 930929. 931102 Follow-up Ltr About Consumer Complaint. 931102 Recd Response On Cons. Compl. 931123 Ltr To Consumer Saying No Further Action. Cur 5 Recd 940106. Cur 6 Recd 940418. Cur 7 Received 940628. Cur 8 Rcvd 941004.

3-four Winns Inc Has Recalled 4wncx024b292 (hin Or Cin) Due To Co Intrusion And Co In Head Via Vent And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 82 Boats From The 1992 315 Vista, 325 Express Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 11/5/1992 And Was Closed On With The Following Comment: Company Installed Owner Supplied Valve: Ltr From 4 Winns 10/15 From Omc 11/02: Commencing Recall Models 285 3152, 325 365 Cur 1 Rcvd 3 Mar 93 Cur 3 Rcvd 10 Sept 93. Cur 4 Revd 9dec93.cur 5 Rcvd 21 Mar 94:cur6 Rcvd 9jun93 Cur 8 Rcvd 12 Dec 94. Close Campaign, 63 Of 82 Retrofitted W/check Valve In Vent Line. Second Mailing Caused Zero Response.reopened Campaign And Closed Again 7/95 With 77% Success -rjd. Cur #9 Rcvd 17 Mar 95.

4-four Winns Inc Has Recalled 4wnmr001h394 + (hin Or Cin) Due To Non Ign Protect Batt Term And And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 212 Boats From The 1994 Four Winns Fling Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 5/10/1994 And Was Closed On 3/26/1996 With The Following Comment: Dnr/cur,s Sent 05/10/94. Omc Initiated Campaign/no Boot On Positive Battery Terminal/boots To Be Installed By Dealers/dnr Received 07jun94/cur #1 Rcvd 21jul94/cur #2 Rcvd 28oct94. Cur 3 Rcvd 10 Jan 95. Cur 4 Rcvd 10 Apr 95 - Rjd. Cur 5 Rcvd 21 Jul 95. Cur 6 Rcvd 11/95. Cur 7 Rcvd 02/96, Second Mailing, Response Is Zero, Fix Is A 1.50 Terminal Boot Supplied To Owners By Dealers Who May Not Be Seeking Reimbursement, Recommend Closing - Rjd. 30 Apr 96 Rcvd Cur 8. Close Campaign. 24 Jul 96 Rcvd Cur 9.