Manufacturer Statement of Origin
The Manufacturer Statement of Origin (MSO) is a document that verifies ownership of a water vessel. You should receive a blank MSO form when you purchase any water vessel. This document is usually found in the owner manual packet.
Most states require that you register your boat if it has a motor or will be used with a motor. Also, several states require you to register the boat if it exceeds a certain length. To determine the registration requirements, please check with you state licensing bureau. This varies from state to state, but is often the Secretary of State, Department of Natural Resources or the Department of Motor Vehicles.