Chapter 20, Section E:
Registration Only - Motorboats
September 5, 2008
A Motorboat under 10 Feet is Not a “Boat”
If the applicant wants to title a motorboat that is less than 10 feet in length, he may do so. However, he should be informed that:
Liens on registered-but-not-titled motorboats
Jet skis and other motorboats that are less than 10 feet in length must be registered but are not required to be titled. Without issuing a title, MVD cannot perfect a lien. A person with a lien on a non-titled vehicle or vessel should be referred to the Secretary of State’s office at (505) 827-3600 to file the lien in accordance with procedures set forth in the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).