• Length: 
    3.88m
    Beam: 
    1.49m
    Weight: 
    104 kg
    Number of persons: 
    3
     
  • Length: 
    4.61m
    Beam: 
    1.81m
    Weight: 
    260 kg / 275 kg
    Number of persons: 
    4
     
  • Length: 
    4.61m
    Beam: 
    1.88m
    Weight: 
    298kg
    Number of persons: 
    3
     
  • Length: 
    4.80m
    Beam: 
    1.85m
    Weight: 
    355 kg
    Number of persons: 
    5
     
  • Length: 
    5.13m
    Beam: 
    1.99m
    Weight: 
    390 kg / 420 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    5.13m
    Beam: 
    1.99m
    Weight: 
    440 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    5.07m
    Beam: 
    2.05m
    Weight: 
    495 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    5.25m
    Beam: 
    2.01m
    Weight: 
    480 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    5.94m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    625 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    5.94m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    625 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    6.29m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    710 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    6.92m
    Beam: 
    2.43m
    Weight: 
    1185kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    6.43m
    Beam: 
    2.47m
    Weight: 
    1050 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    6.90m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    928 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1100 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1080 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1045 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    9.47m
    Beam: 
    2.86m
    Weight: 
    1900 kg
    Number of persons: 
    12
     
  • Length: 
    5.07m
    Beam: 
    2.05m
    Weight: 
    495 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    6.43m
    Beam: 
    2.47m
    Weight: 
    1050 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    5.94m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    625 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1045 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     

Boat identification number – WIN, CIN and HIN

The boat’s identification number specifies the boat model, model year and year of production, among other things. Officially, the identification number is known by the acronym ‘WIN’.

In Buster boats, the identification number is located in the transom. It is also machine-engraved in each boat, on the surface of the bow deck. The identification number facilitates easy identification of the boat’s production year and model year, even on older boats.

The number is currently known as Watercraft Identification Number, or ‘WIN’.  The formerly used terms ‘CIN’ and ‘HIN’ stand for exactly the same thing.  The identification system is compliant with the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) of the European Union, applied since 1998.

For example, if your boat’s transom has been engraved with FI-BUSA0001K506, you will find the following information in it:

  • The ‘FI’ country code indicates that the boat was manufactured by or for a Finnish company.
  • ‘BUS’ is the unique code of the manufacturer; in the model years 2011 to 2016, Buster boats were designated with ‘FI-FIS’ in accordance with the company Fiskars, Buster’s owner during that period.
  • What follows is the unique serial number of each boat, beginning with the letter that specifies the Buster model in question. Here, the serial number begins with an ‘A’ for Buster Magnum.
  • The letter following the serial number specifies the month of production. The calendar months run alphabetically beginning from ‘A’ for January, so in the example, the ‘K’ letter indicates November as the production month.
  • The number following the production month indicates production year. Here, number ‘5’ means that the boat was manufactured in 2005.
  • The final two characters provide the model year; for this boat, it is 2006.

The serial number does not indicate the production volumes of individual boat models, because the numbering may have been changed from one month to the next.

FI-

BUS

A0001

K

5

06

Country code

Manufacturer code

Serial number, in which the first letter indicates the boat model ('A’ for Magnum)

Production month

(‘K’ for November)

Production year

(2005)

Model year

(2006)

 

Identification letters for Buster models currently in production:

A                    Buster Magnum (1992–)                             
B                    Buster XL
C                    Buster Le (2014–)                                                           
D                    Buster M                                                   
E                    Buster S                                                                                                                     
G                    Buster Magnum M5 (2015–)                       
K                    Buster XXL                                                 
M                   Buster SuperMagnum (2013–)                     
N                   Buster Mini (2013–)                                   
R                    Buster L (2010–)                                                             
S                    Buster Lx                                                   
T                    Buster Magnum Pro (2011–)  
V                    Buster Magnum E (2016–)                          
W                   Buster XXL AWC, Buster Cabin (2008–2015), Buster Cabin E (2016–)         
X                    Buster X
 

Identification letters for older boat models:

C                    Buster L (–2009)
F                    Mix Buster
G                    Sun Buster
H                    Buster XS
J                    Drive 66
L                    Buster L Pro (–2014)
L                    Buster L Professional (–2011)
P                    Buster XLe Convertible (–2015)
P                    Drive 56 (–2013)
U                    Drive 50 (–2013)
V                    Drive 46 (–2013)
Y                    Drive 42 (2012–2013)
Z                    Buster XLe
 

Identification numbers of Buster boats, 1994 to 1997

Before the introduction of RCD-compliant ‘HIN’, ‘CIN’ and ‘WIN’, Buster applied its own numbering system, as did other boat manufacturers.

In the model years 1994 to 1997, the manufacturing number of Buster boats was of the form ‘BUS FI A 01 E394’, indicating the following:

  • ‘BUS’ is the manufacturer code, i.e. Buster.
  • ‘FI’ is the country code for Finland.
  • What follows is the unique serial number of each boat, beginning with the letter that specifies the Buster model in question. Here, the serial number begins with an ‘A’ for Buster Magnum.
  • The letter following the serial number specifies the month of production. As in the newer models, the calendar months run alphabetically beginning from ‘A’ for January, so in the example, the ‘E’ letter indicates May as the production month.
  • The number following the production month indicates the production year. Here, number ‘3’ means that the boat was manufactured in 1993.
  • The final two characters provide the model year; for this boat, it is 1994.

Between 1994 and 1997, Buster models were marked as follows:

A                    Buster Magnum
B                    Buster XL
C, D, E            Buster L
F                    Big Buster
G, H, J            Buster RS
K, L, P            Sun Buster
M                   Mix Buster
N                   Buster Special IT
S, T                Buster S
U                    Buster M
 

Identification numbering, 1977 to 1993
In the model years 1977 to 1993, the identification number of Buster boats was of the form ‘A 01 2 345’, indicating the following:

  • The first part, here the letter ‘A’, indicates the boat’s model year.
  • The second part, here the numbers ‘01’, indicates the production month; i.e. this boat was manufactured in January.
  • The third part, here the number ‘2’, indicates the boat model, in this case Buster Magnum.
  • The final part is the serial number for this particular boat.

In the boat models Mini, Sun, Buster, R, RS, Big, XL and Magnum, the identification number is located at the top edge of the boat’s left side, above the aft bench. In the boat models Ro and Mix, it is located on top of the transom shield, and from 1992 onwards, on top of the right side.

Model year identification, 1977 to 1993:

A 1977
B 1978
C 1979
D 1980
E 1981
F 1982
G 1983
H 1984
I 1985
J 1986
K 1987
L 1988
M 1989
N 1990
O 1991
P 1992
R 1993

Boat model identification, 1977 to 1993:

1 Mini Buster
1 Booster
2 Buster
2 Buster Magnum
3 Buster R (–1984)
3 Buster RS (1985–1996)
4 Sun Buster
4 Buster XL
5 Sun Buster R
6 Special models
7 Ro Buster
8 Mix Buster
9 Big Buster

More information on older Buster models is available on Buster’s web site on the ‘Models through the years’ page