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onlinecomplianceplates.com.au ABP & HIN plates have the printed text and graphics embedded into the sapphire hard anodic layer of the aluminium. The plates will resist salt water, outdoor exposure, abrasion, chipping and most industrial solvents and chemicals.
ABP (Australian Builders Plate)
Required on all recreational boats, with some limited exceptions, to provide safety information for the boat user.
The plate carries information regarding number of passengers and load limits, engine capacity if powered by an outboard motor, a buoyancy statement and the name of the standard used to determine the information on the plate. Boats over 6 metres do not require a buoyancy statement
The ABP is required in addition to the HIN plate. It may identify the boat by either HIN number or build date and does not replace the HIN plate. Penalties apply for selling a vessel without an Australian Builders Plate that is required to have one fitted.
The ABP should be readily visible to the operator of the boat when getting the boat underway, preferably in the cockpit or near the steering position.
Using our online ordering system ABP Plates can be custom printed with all regulatory information and a manufacturers contact information and logo. Online compliance plates also maintain a stock of blank ABP plates ready for next day dispatch for you to engrave or stamp your individual requirements.
HIN (Hull Identification Number) Plate
Required as an international identification system on registerable boats.
The HIN is a 15 character unique number fixed in 2 locations to the boat, one on the transom and one in a hidden location known by the manufacturer / importer.
Online compliance plates offers our customers the ability to customise their HIN plate with their logo and contact information in addition to the HIN number.
Each HIN comprises of the following components:
|Country Code||2 letters|
|Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC)||3 letters|
|Manufacturers Serial Number||5 characters|
|Month of Production||1 letter|
|Year of Manufacture||1 number|
|Model Year||2 numbers|
How to fill in your ABP plates
Information to complete each field of your ABP plate.
Builder / Importer / Approver
The information on an ABP can only be approved by one of 3 persons who must be a legal entity in Australia: the builder, the importer or a competent person (approver). In the majority of cases the information will be expected to be supplied by the builder. A competent person is defined as being a person who has acquired through training, qualification, experience, or a combination of these, the knowledge and skills enabling that person to competently determine and approve the information on a builders plate.
Any person approving the information on the plate is assuming responsibility for the information on that plate. The person who is supplying the information on the plate needs to identify themselves by name and the capacity in which they are providing the information. Examples: Builder Sunhope Boats, Importer RayStan Holdings, Information approved by E.R. Smith (add the capacity (ie – naval architect) in which they are providing the information within the name or address boxes at bottom of plate).
Builder / Importer / Approver Name
Insert name of the boat builder, importer or name of person approving information on the plate.
Choose from options, HIN or Date
Date / HIN
Insert date (MM/YYYY) of boat manufacture or Hull Identification Number (HIN)
Date – Month and Year only required
HIN – a series of 15 numerals, letters and a hyphen which uniquely identifies each vessel. The HIN comprises of Country Code 2 letters, Hyphen, Manufacturers Identification Code 3 letters, Manufacturers Serial Number 5 characters, Month of Production 1 letter, Year of Manufacture 1 number and Model Year 2 numbers.
Max. Motor Power
Insert the maximum outboard engine power rating for which the boat has been designed and tested, expressed in horsepower (HP) or kilowatts (kW). This information applies only to the boat’s primary engines and excludes the power of any reserve outboard engine mounted on or carried in the boat.
Max. Motor Weight
Insert the maximum outboard engine weight for which the boat has been designed and tested, expressed in kilograms. This information shall include the weight of the boat’s primary engines and the weight of any reserve outboard engine mounted on the boat’s transom.
Insert the maximum number of persons for the boat, as recommended by the boat’s builder, expressed in a whole number.
Max. Persons + Luggage + Motor Weight
Insert the maximum load that the boat has been designed and tested to carry when underway. This includes persons, maximum outboard engine weight allowed (the weight of the boat’s primary engines and the weight of any reserve outboard engine mounted on the boat’s transom), and carry-on equipment such as personal equipment, personal safety equipment, spare parts, tools, dry provisions, fishing tackle, portable tanks and their contents, etc. It does not include the mass of the contents of fixed fuel and water tanks when full. This definition of maximum load relates to the maximum load required to be shown on the plate. It is provided on the plate to inform the operator of the carry-on load permitted. As such it may be different from the definition of “maximum load” found in a referenced standard, and is used for a different purpose.
Choose from options
Basic flotation a flotation system that will keep a boat carrying its maximum load from sinking when swamped, assuming the occupants of the boat have left it and are in the water clinging to it. With basic flotation the swamped boat may float at any attitude.
Level flotation a flotation system that will keep a boat carrying its maximum load from sinking when swamped, assuming the occupants remain within the boat and supported by the flotation system. The flotation system must be such that it will keep the swamped boat floating level, and prevent it from capsizing in calm water. Level flotation does not provide a self-righting capacity.
Flybridge Max. Persons
Insert the maximum number of persons allowed on the flybridge, as recommended by the boat’s builder, expressed in a whole number.
Flybridge Max. Weight
Insert the maximum weight allowed on the flybridge, persons and luggage, as recommended by the boat’s builder, expressed in kilograms.
Insert the name of the standard used to determine the information on the plate. Some of the standards often referred to are
ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft
AS 1799 Small Pleasure Boats Code
ISO 6185 Small craft – Inflatable boats: Parts 1, 2 or 3
ISO 13590 Small craft – Personal watercraft – Construction and system installation requirements