We have just brought a Sonata (MK4) and are looking for original serial number and sail number but cannot see a builders plate. Where should it be located?
- 5 weeks later…
If it has been measured there should be a sail number engraved (or often drilled) in minimum 20mm numerals into the top edge of the transom……if that isn’t there then the boat can’t have been measured and that makes life harder for trying to find original details etc.
Quite a few of us have been successful in finding a moulding number, as Hunter often wrote the number on the inside of the transom using a felt pen. I think the association secretary (Catherine Hartley) might have a list that correlates moulding numbers to sail numbers. My first Sonata was GBR 8025 and we bought her unmeasured, but found a moulding number which I think was actually 15………..I never did find out why there was a mis-match but can only assume the first owner bought boat 15 but was late registering, so got sail number 25???
Saraband GBR 8314N
- 2 weeks later…
We had a MK4 Sonata on the Medway probably up to around 2008 or so – sail number 8181 – red hull. One of her owners is still at Medway and I can put you in touch if you want if she is the same boat?
- 7 months later…
Sorry, only just seen your post.
I’ve found number now and have received certificate, but would still be interested in speaking to any previous owner.