Certificate of Title for Vessels Act


The Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act (UCOTVA) regulates the titling of boats in a manner similar to the way that all states now issue titles for automobiles. By ensuring that a boat's rightful owner is easily identifiable, UCOTVA will promote financing of vessels and deter theft. UCOTVA will also protect consumers by requiring a title to disclose whether the hull of a vessel has been previously damaged in a manner that affects the vessel's integrity.

Staff Contact

Kaitlin D. Wolff kwolff@uniformlaws.org


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Legislative Tracking

2018 Introductions & Enactments
Hawaii HB2596 YamaneEnacted


Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commissioners in 2011.
Committee/Resources: Certificate of Title for Vessels Act