Who says a documentation placard can't be beautiful?
All documented vessels must have their ID numbers displayed on a clearly visible, structural part of the interior of the hull. As boat designs have changed over the years, especially production boats such as Hunter, Catalina, Beneteau, etc., the large wood placards aren't necessarily what you want displayed in your cabin.
A sleek, brushed stainless steel documentation placard designed to meet all US Coast Guard standards
The numbers meet the required 3 inch height and are permanently fused to the surface of the stainless steel with a laser. They won't scratch or fade over time.
The placard measures 15 inches wide by 5 inches high. It can be purchased with holes sized to accept #6 screws, or no holes if you are going to use glue for attachment.