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Success! BNZ25109A696 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.

BNZ = Stratos Boats Inc (Out of Business)
25109 = Boat Serial Number
A6 = Manufactured January 1996
96 = Model year 1996

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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 25109 and is set by the boat builder. This boat or vessel has a Certification Date of (1996) and a Model Year of 1996 with month of build (January) based on the formatting of your hull_identification_number (HIN) .

The manufacturer identification code (MIC) of your craft identification number (CIN or HIN) is BNZ. This MIC (BNZ) stands for the company name Stratos Boats Inc which is currently Out of Business. This boat manufacturer has other company names (BNZ sometimes goes by these name(s) Javelin Boats, Bentz Craft, Omc Fishing Boat Group, or Omc Freshwater Fishing Boat D). This could happen if the US Coast Guard reissued the MIC to a new company after one went out of business.

This company (Stratos Boats Inc) is owned by Russ Barnes and is located at 880 Butler Road in Murfreesboro state of Tn. It manufactured this vessel and placed your HIN or CIN on the hull. The Parent Company for this boat maker is OUTBOARD MARINE CORP (OMC) Stratos Boats Inc has started making boats, yachts or other watercraft as of 10/21/1983 and went out of business on (6/4/1998) in the following country: USA.

The Model Name is QUEST for this Stratos Boats Inc (BNZ25109A696). Feel free to suggest a correction:

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The US Coast guard provides this comment about this watercraft manufacturer: Old Address As Of 032784: 490-d Allied Dr,nashville Tn 37211 Javelin: 880 Butler Rd, Murfreesboro, Tn 37130 (615)895-5190. Javelin Mfg At Separate Location ^above^ Neal Heart Omc Corp/ Outboard Marine Corp Current Info As Of 890726; 920220; 9/92 Lja. 960806 Earl Bentz Sold His Interest In Stratos To Omc And Started New Company - Triton Boats (tjz). 980508 Stratos & Javelin Both Built In Murfreesboro; Old Stratos Plant At 931 Industrial Road, Old Hickory Tn 37138 Closed. 6/4/98 Name Changed To Omc Freshwater Fishing Boat Division. Requested New Mic. Bnz Came From Time When It Was Bentzcraft. See Oml..

CompanyStratos Boats Inc
CompanyStatusOut of Business
CompanyAddressMurfreesboro Tn 880 Butler Road

We did a search and no U.S. Official Documentation Number for BNZ25109A696 was found at the USCG.
We searched the Official Transport Canada database and BNZ25109A696 did not have a match.

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There are 5 boat Recalls for your Stratos Boats Inc vessel:

Stratos Boats Inc Boat Recalls for your HIN and MIC: 5.

1-stratos Boats Inc Has Recalled Bnz......... (hin Or Cin) Due To Fuel Fill Fitting Cracks And Fuel Fill Fitting Cracks And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 154 Boats From The 95-6 1600 & 1700 Sportsman Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 9/13/1995 And Was Closed On 2/2/1998 With The Following Comment: Dnr Recd 951116. Also 1900 & 2100 Sportsman, Hydra Sports 16, 17, 19, And 21 Skiffs, Quest 160cc, 170cc, 190cc, And 220cc. Cur 01 Rcvd 03/96 Rjd. 960528 Cur 2 Rcvd. 960829 Cur 3 Rcvd. 961107 Sent Additional Curs. 10/96 Rcvd Cur 4 - Rjd. 02/97 Cur 5 Rcvd-rjd. 971103 Reminder Ltr; Sent More Forms.

2-stratos Boats Inc Has Recalled (hin Or Cin) Due To Level Flotation And And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 1240 Boats From The Hydra-sport (see Next Page) Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 7/23/1997 And Was Closed On 6/19/2001 With The Following Comment: Hydra-sports Models Affected: 1750 Center Console/dual Console; 1650kl Flats; 171w Walleye; 185dc Dual Console Bass; 265fs Fish And Ski; X255 Bass; Z260 Bass.

3-stratos Boats Inc Has Recalled (hin Or Cin) Due To Level Flotation And And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 6906 Boats From The Stratos (see Next Page) Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 7/23/1997 And Was Closed On 6/19/2001 With The Following Comment: Stratos Models Involved In Recall: 217w Walleye; 258 Bass; 268 Bass And Fish And Ski; 278 Bass And Fish And Ski; 285xl Bass; 288 Bass And Fish And Ski; 1700cc; 1850cc; Quest 187cc.

4-stratos Boats Inc Has Recalled (hin Or Cin) Due To Fuel Tank Compartment And Ventilation And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 211 Boats From The 1993 Stratos 250v Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 5/19/1993 And Was Closed On 3/16/1995 With The Following Comment: Omc Initiated Recall/vent Reg For Portable Fuel Tank Compartment Not Sufficiently Met/fix Is New Style Access Cover/cur 1 Rcvd 9sept93;cur3 Rcvd 07mar94:cur4 Rcvd 08jun94/cur 5 Rcvd 13 Sept 94/cur 7 Rcvd Mar.95/has Been Advertized As Of 26jan95/recommend Closing. Rjd Cur #6 Rcvd 6dec94

5-stratos Boats Inc Has Recalled (hin Or Cin) Due To Safe Load: Pers Wt And Safe Load: Max Wt And This Boat Recall Is Closed. It Applied To 603 Boats From The 1996 1900 Sp Model Boats. The Boat Recalls Applied On 2/28/1996 And Was Closed On With The Following Comment: Omc Sent A Letter Appealing The Test Results; However, The Maximum Pers And Wt Capacity On The Label Is In Excess Of That Allowed By The Regulations. Omc Was Requested To Start Recall Campaign. 12/09/1996 -- Manuf. Has Sent New Capacity Plates Tp Owners And Dealers. Close .

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