§ 140.10  EVIDENCE OF OWNERSHIP.
   (A)   A certificate of title to a watercraft or outboard motor is prima facie evidence of ownership of a watercraft or outboard motor.  All watercraft and outboard motors subject to the titling requirements of this chapter must be titled.
   (B)   No person may acquire a watercraft or  outboard motor, subject to the titling requirements of this chapter and Title 50 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, without obtaining a certificate of title or, in the case of a new watercraft or outboard motor, a manufacturer's or importer's statement of origin reflecting the person acquiring the watercraft or outboard motor as the original purchaser, as provided in this chapter and/or Title 50 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.  In the case of watercraft or outboard motors from other jurisdictions that do not require titling, a bill of sale and proof of registration may be substituted for the title.
   (C)   No person may dispose of a watercraft or outboard motor subject to the titling provisions of this chapter and Title 50 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, without transferring to the person acquiring the watercraft or outboard motor a certificate of title reflecting the transfer of the watercraft or outboard motor.  In the case of new watercraft, a manufacturer's statement of origin must be delivered to the purchaser.  In the case of watercraft or outboard motors from other states or foreign jurisdictions that  do not title such watercraft or outboard motors, a bill of sale and proof of registration may be substituted.
(Ord. 08068, passed 2-10-09)