company out of business
Posted by: pblanc on Sep-15-12 12:08 PM (EST)
But there is some contact info on this link that you might use to try to contact the former owner/builder Robert Sovie: http://boat-manufacturers.findthebest.com/l/11955/Sovie-Performance-Boats
For this style of HIN the first 3 characters (SVE) are the manufacturer identification code. The next 5 characters (V8003) were used at the discretion of the builder and could identify the model and serial number, but you might need to contact the builder to find out what they mean. The next character (M) indicates "model year format" and is fixed. The next 2 characters (81) indicate year of manufacture (1981) and the last character (C) indicates month of manufacture (October).
So you have a Sovie Performance boat built in Oct 1981. If you can't locate Robert Sovie, you might try a search of "Sovie Performance Boats".
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