civil agreement reached with local boat manufacturer
Leisure Properties, LLC, d/b/a Crownline Boats (Leisure Properties), has reached a civil
agreement with the United States of America arising from their removal and/or alteration of Hull
Identification Numbers (HINs) on twenty-one (21) of their boats, the United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
The United States alleged that during 2009 and 2010, twenty one unsold boats were returned
to Leisure Properties who then refurbished them to new boat standards and issued new HINs. The
United States further alleged that issuing new HINs without prior approval of the United States Coast
Guard was in violation of federal law.
“Leisure Properties cooperated fully with the United States during the course of the
investigation, and, in part because of that cooperation, the United States determined that the proper
resolution of this matter was through a civil agreement with Leisure Properties,” noted United States
Leisure Properties entered into a civil settlement agreement and paid the United States
$105,000.00 to resolve the claims.
This case was investigated by the United States Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.