South Carolina law prohibits the sale or purchase of watercraft or outboard motors without first having a valid title issued in the seller’s name to assign over to the purchaser at the time of sale.
I bought a boat that doesn’t have a title. Now what?
You broke the law. Do you realize that?
You committed an illegal act by buying a boat from someone who’s name isn’t on a valid title.
Shame on you.
Fortunately, you probably won’t have to go to jail for your crime.
What should I do to get a South Carolina boat title?
If you purchase a watercraft and/or an outboard motor without a title, you should obtain the proper chain of paperwork from the boat’s previous owner(s).
You’ll also have to pay some fees and complete an Affidavit In Support for Application for Title for Watercraft/Outboard Motor.
How do I get an Affidavit In Support of a Title form for my South Carolina boat?
You can get an Affidavit In Support for Application for Title for Watercraft/Outboard Motor by calling Boat Titling and Registration at 803-734-3857 for information and a form.
Why not just download the Affidavit in Support for Application for Title for Watercraft/Outboard Motor? You can get the form from SCDNR here.
Use the below links to learn more about boat title services.