I've just been to look at a 20 I'm considering buying. I am trying to date the boat - the seller says it's an '05. The number is CCMP0589H8PP. From reading the FAQ I think it's a '98 but the number doesn't seem to entirely conform to the regular format. Maybe Matt or someone from Hobie could weigh in on this? Also the boat has a few nicks and bumps in the hulls which adds to my belief that it's older.
All input appreciated, Duncan
The "P"s are "9"s and the "H" is really meant to be an "A"
CCM P 0589 A899
Built in August (A) of '98 as a '99 model year boat.
Look closely at the engraving and especially compare hull to hull. With hand engraving, the characters are not always clear or perfect.
It's definitely not an '05.