Certificate of Title for Vessels Act


The major objectives of the Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels are to: (1) qualify as a state titling law that the Coast Guard will approve; (2) facilitate transfers of ownership of a vessel; (3) deter and impede the theft of vessels by making information about the ownership of vessels available to both government officials and those interested in acquiring an interest in a vessel; (4) accommodate existing financing arrangements for vessels; and (5) provide certain consumer protections when purchasing a vessel through the Act’s branding initiative.

Committee Members

Esson McKenzie Miller Chair
Vincent P. Cardi Member
Jeffrey T. Ferriell Member
Michael A. Ferry Member
Fred H. Miller Member
Neal Ossen Member
Rodney W. Satterwhite Member
Mary (Molly) M. Ackerly Division A Chair Member
Stephen L. Sepinuck Reporter
David Williams ABA Advisor
M. Michael Daly ABA Section Advisor
Liza Karsai Executive Director
Kaitlin D. Wolff Staff Liaison