A certificate of title shall be printed upon safety security paper to be selected by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The certificate of title, manufacturer's statement of origin, and assignment of manufacturer's certificate shall be upon forms prescribed by the department and may include county of issuance, date of issuance, certificate of title number, previous certificate of title number, name and address of the owner, acquisition date, manufacturer's name, model year, hull identification number, hull material, propulsion, hull length, issuing county treasurer's signature and official seal, and sufficient space for the notation and release of liens, mortgages, or encumbrances, if any. If a motorboat does not have a hull identification number, the state shall assign a hull identification number.
An assignment of certificate of title shall appear on each certificate of title and shall include a statement that the owner of the motorboat assigns all his or her right, title, and interest in the motorboat, the name and address of the assignee, the name and address of the lienholder or secured party, if any, and the signature of the owner.
A reassignment by a dealer shall appear on each certificate of title and shall include a statement that the dealer assigns all his or her right, title, and interest in the motorboat, the name and address of the assignee, the name and address of the lienholder or secured party, if any, and the signature of the dealer or designated representative. Reassignments shall be printed on the reverse side of each certificate of title as many times as convenient. The department may, with the approval of the Attorney General, require additional information on such forms.
The county treasurer, subject to the approval of the department, shall assign a distinguishing hull identification number to any homebuilt motorboat or any motorboat manufactured prior to November 1, 1972. Hull identification numbers shall be assigned and affixed in conformity with the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. The county treasurer shall charge a nonrefundable fee of twenty dollars for each hull identification number and shall remit the fee to the department. The department shall remit the fees to the State Treasurer for credit to the Department of Motor Vehicles Cash Fund.