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Bamabandit

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I need help , I inherited this boat and would love to know the year it was made & any other history on Memphis belle aluminum boats
 

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Wyatt

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I really don't know the history of Memphis Belle boats but the last 2 digits of the model number is often the year if I recall correctly. So you, sir, would have a 1955 tin boat.

Sure would like to some more pictures of it not "teenage edited".
 

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Wyatt said:
... the last 2 digits of the model number is often the year if I recall correctly ...
It is the last 2 or 2nd to the last 2 "if" there was a mid-year model change of the HIN (Hull Identification Number) that denotes the year of manufacturer.

It might be that some Mfg'rs used the last 2 -digits of their model# to denote the build year, but I have no idea of that and never heard of it. But in this post, someone else believes it to be true:
https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/21549-antique-tin-club/

This is the link to the USCG database for HINs and boat makers - https://www.uscgboating.org/content/manufacturers-identification.php , but nothing came up for Memphis Belle or the Guy Barnette Company, which used to make 'coach cars', see: https://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/b/barnette/barnette.htm

Also see: https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=30447

Cool boat regardless!
 

Bamabandit

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I took a few pics this evening
 

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Kitewhitty

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I really don't know the history of Memphis Belle boats but the last 2 digits of the model number is often the year if I recall correctly. So you, sir, would have a 1955 tin boat.

Sure would like to some more pictures of it not "teenage edited".
Did you ever learn more about your 55 Memphis Belle Boat. I have one also and can’t seem to find any information. I do have the original brochure and price guide to place orders but nothing else much online about it.
 
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