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Find The Serial Number

To locate your kayak's serial number look on the right hand (starboard) side near to the back (stern) of the boat, it will be on the outside of the hull. Most, but not all boats, have a recessed area here. Your serial number will always be in this area and is also duplicated onto a sticker (if that is still present) close to this area.

Our current serial number format was implemented in 2013. This unique identifier consists of 10 alphanumeric digits.  Eg. GBELA29C14  Some models may have WEM embossed into the kayak before the serial number.

The serial number breaks down in this order:

The GB indicates the kayak was manufactured in Great Britain, and means you have bought a quality Perception Kayaks product. The next five digits are generated in sequence by our system to give each boat its own unique serial number. The next digit is a letter that represents the month of the year your boat was molded. The letter A represents January, B would represent February and so on. The last two numbers will be the year your boat was made. The example above would be for a kayak moulded in March 2014.

Our previous serial number format consisted of 8 alphanumeric digits with 2 numeric, 2 alpha and 4 numeric digits in that sequence

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