I was researching serial numbers because I wanted to know what month and year my boat was built in. But It don't make sense.
Here is my serial
The problem is M is the 13th letter in the alphabet and there are only 12 months. So what month was it built in? Also my year model is a Letter not a number. Can someone please fill me in?
CCML1944A888 ( CCM L 1944 A 8 88 )
CCM - Coast Catamaran Manufacturer
L - The letter in that position "L" stands for the model of boat/kayak. Each boat model (H16, H17, H18 etc.) starts out with a different letter. If more than 9,999 of that model were built in one year, there would be multiple letters for a single model. In example, there were so many Hobie 16's built in some years that the model letters include CCMB, D, E, F, L, O, P R and S (also do to several other factors). The letter must change if we build more than 9,999 in one year.
1944 - Serial number sequence number
A - "A" is the month for January, "B" February and so on.
8 - year which was built in 1988
88- Your boat is a 1988 model year. Model years are like cars. The new year starts in September.