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Fitting the tags

Ideally, the first tag should be fitted on the inside right side of the transom close to the vessel’s hull identification (HIN) number, if equipped.

Find a location with sufficient depth of hull or transom to accommodate a hole 35mm deep. Drill a 4mm hole at least 35mm in depth. Insert the tag (fixing with epoxy or superglue) and then fill the hole flush with the surface. However, it may not be possible or desirable to fit a tag to the transom, so fit the tag in a suitable location at the stern of the vessel and record the location in the Boat Register database.

The second and additional tags should be fitted elsewhere in the vessel, either in a hole drilled as above or fixed with epoxy to a suitable surface or corner. These tags should be installed in a hidden location, and the location recorded on the Boat Register database under this vessel’s details. The additional tags will help positively identify the vessel in the event that an attempt is made to change the identity of the vessel by removing or changing the HIN and the first tag is located and removed or destroyed.

SelectaMark RFID Tags

Anti theft electronic tags

Owners may choose to purchase electronic Radio Frequency (RFID) tags to positively identify their vessel and prevent the vessel’s identity being changed.

A passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Tag) is an electronic device about this size of a small elongated pill, 32mm in length that contains the pre-programmed Boat Register unique ID assigned to a particular vessel. This unique ID can be read with a remote reader. This tag does not have a battery or a power connection: all its power requirements are derived from the radio signal emitted by the reader as it scans the tag. On reception of the signal, the tag emits a response which contains the encoded Boat Register unique ID. The tag can be read through most materials including plastic, wood, glass and water. The tag is a sealed unit that requires no maintenance, ensure product reliability and longevity, and is easy to install and secrete.

Radio Frequency tags have been in use for over twenty years. Most new cars use RFID tags for the security system, and many pets are tagged for their passport.. A permanent visible marking is used where possible as well as an RFID tag. Electronic tags are ideal for uniquely identifying a vessel as they are easily hidden on the vessel.

Set of 1 - £15 + £3 p&p (UK)
Set of 2 - £25 + £3 p&p (UK)
Set of 3 - £34 + £3 p&p (UK)
Set of 4 - £42 + £3 p&p (UK)
Set of 5 - £50 + £3 p&p (UK)

Set of 1 - £15 + £6.60 p&p (EU)
Set of 2 - £25 + £6.60 p&p (EU)
Set of 3 - £34 + £6.60 p&p (EU)
Set of 4 - £42 + £6.60 p&p (EU)
Set of 5 - £50 + £6.60 p&p (EU)


~ All prices include VAT . Please allow up to 28 days for delivery as items have to be encoded prior to dispatch ~