You will need this licence to operate a business as a boat code agent. Boat code agents are appointed by the department to:
- examine vessels for signs that they have been stolen and re-birthed
- issue and / or verify Hull Identification Numbers (HIN)
- verify vessel details and provide a written certificate to DIT for recording on a database.
A boat code agent may fix HIN plates personally to a vessel, or employ approved boat code examiners to affix HIN plates.