Has anybody bought a used boat through a private seller in Arkansas?
How shall I need to be prepared paper work wise.
What do I need to get from the seller? They don't have boat or motor titles.
Arkansas does title trailers so there should be one of those. For the boat and motor, there should be an MSO. That is a Manufacturer Statement of Origin, basically a birth certificate for the boat, and motor. Each one built has one that goes along with the boat from manufacturer to dealer. If they were not turned in for titles, they should still be someplace.
Without ownership doc's you don't know if there is an existing lien and neither will your state. You will also need a signed bill of sale between you and the seller.
Best thing to do is call Parks and Wildlife and explain what you do have available and what they will need. They might be able to do a title search to be sure there is not a lien in place. If there are no ownership papers of any kind, that does present a problem for you.
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