Houseboat Maximum Capacity Horsepower Nameplate

by Ken Grosser
(Phoenix, AZ, USA)

A typical Maximum Capacity Horsepower nameplate

A typical Maximum Capacity Horsepower nameplate

My insurance company is asking for the maximum horsepower rating on the hull nameplate.

I've seen this nameplate on ski boats and cruisers but never on houseboats.

Can you tell me if such a nameplate exists on houseboats?

Sincerely, Ken

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Reply - Answer
Ken, that's an interesting question, since my insurance company has never asked about the "Maximum Capacity plates". Come to think of it, I have never noticed this nameplate on any of our houseboats. There has always been a HIN plate (hull identification number) somewhere on the hull.

Possibly some of our readers can post comments letting us all know if they have a nameplate, and how their insurance companies handle this matter.

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Catamaran Cruiser Houeboat Capacity
by: Anonymous

I recently rebuilt all of the rotten walls in my 2001 Catamaran Cruiser Aqua cruiser SE and I accidentally tossed out the capacity plate.

I contacted the manufacturer but they had no idea what I was talking about and offered no others have noticed.

I remember it saying that "this vessel complies with all US Coast guard regulations in 2001 and then the rest of the capacity info.

If anyone has this info please let me know so I can re-create this plate.

Houseboat Horsepower - max capacity for boats?
by: Tom C

According to a person I contacted with Gibson there really not any specific capacity or maximum horsepower ratings given to houseboats.

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