Abandoned Boats/Outboard Motors Listing

A request has been filed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to title the following boat(s) or outboard motor(s) through the bonded title process for abandoned vessels and outboard motors. These items will be published for the time period listed (six months) before a title will be issued under the surety bond titling process, Section 31.0465 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code and Title 31, Part 2, Chapter 53, Subchapter F, Section 53.100 of the Texas Administrative Code.

To file a claim of ownership regarding any of the above referenced assets, call (512) 389-8420 or 1-800-262-8755 and fax documentation of ownership to (512) 389-4900, attention: Bonded Title Section. Before filing a claim, please note that any individual filing a claim of ownership must be prepared to assume the responsibility and cost to remove and relocate the boat or outboard motor within a reasonable time period.

BOAT or MOTOR
YEAR
MAKE
BOAT LENGTH or MOTOR HP
TX NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
DATE POSTED
DATE ELIGIBLE
TO TITLE
Boat
1969
DeSoto
14' 0"
TX-6176-CH
40728
04/16/2014
10/16/2014
Boat
1985
Bayliner

15' 7"

TX-5094-DL
BL1A66CRF586
04/16/2014
10/16/2014
Motor
1986
Force
85 hp
2271
04/16/2014
10/16/2014
Boat
1973
Hustler
15' 0"
TX-5984-KA
HSL010911073
04/09/2014
10/09/2014
Boat
1981
Dura Craft
14' 0"
TX-7676-WJ
DUR26442M81B
04/09/2014
10/09/2014
Boat
1982
Bass Tracker
17' 0"
TX-7040-DS
BUJ13061M82J
04/02/2014
10/02/2014
Motor
1982
Mercury
80 hp
6175253
04/02/2014
10/02/2014
Boat
1995
Bombardier
14' 5"
TX-5785-EX
ZZNH0651B595
04/02/2014
10/02/2014
Boat
1980

Kawasaki

7' 0"
TX-2851CW
KAW350950780
03/19/2014
09/14/2014
Boat
1984
Kawasaki
7' 0"
TX-1058-DL
KAW682530584
03/19/2014
09/14/2014
Boat
1950
Lone Star
14' 0"
TX-4454-YH
1252229
03/12/2014
09/12/2014
Boat
1981
Catalina
22 '0"
TX-7452-WX
CTYH9857M81A
02/26/2014
08/26/2014
Boat
2001
Chaparral
18' 3"
TX-5495-JS
FGBL0185K102
02/26/2014
08/26/2014
Boat
2000
Bombardier
9 '10"
TX-3774-JT
ZZN13435B000
02/26/2014
08/26/2014
Boat
1979
Cruiser
20' 0"
TX-7570-ZP
CRS8988AM79D
02/19/2014
08/19/2014
Boat
1979
Chrysler
15' 0"
TX-7027-CU
CBC56654M79B
02/19/2014
08/19/2014
Boat
2011
Supra
24' 1"
TX-4149-RE
ISRSG001G112
02/19/2014
08/19/2014
Boat
1995
VIP
16' 0"
VVOIS353H596
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Motor
1996
Yamaha
115 hp
L330508W
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Boat
1973
Ouachita
14' 0"
TX-5152-WA
496584
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Motor
1973
Evinrude
50 hp
E0010933
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Boat
1991
McKee Craft

18' 3"

TX-3978-FX
MKC18038D192
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Motor
1991
Johnson
150 hp
G02987370
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Boat
2002
Glastron
21' 0"
GLA33481E202
2/12/2014
08/12/2014
Boat
2006
Weldbilt
15' 0"
WDB19876J607
01/22/2014
07/22/2014
Boat
1987
Renken
17' 0"
2691EH
RBMBB303D787
01/15/2014
07/15/2014
Motor
1995
Evinrude
175 hp
G03794456
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Boat
1998
Glastron
20' 0"
TX-7669-JF
GLA12775B898
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Boat
1996
Kawasaki
9' 0"
TX-2827-HU
KAW89502E696
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Boat
1974
Kingfisher
15' 0"
TX-2957-YZ
KNG00427M74J
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Motor
1974
Evinrude
50 hp
E0009055
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Boat
1996
Bayliner
19' 0"
USCA93FKK697
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Motor
1997
Force
120 hp
OE261768
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Boat
1980
Wellcraft
21' 0"
TX-5560-WU
WELA3897M80A
01/08/2014
07/08/2014
Boat
1987
Majek
17' 6"
TX-9424-CY
MJK17013D787
12/18/2013
06/18/2014
Boat
1964
Glastron
17' 0"
TX-5611-BD
3O4465
12/11/2013
06/11/2014
Motor
1979
Evinrude
70 hp
2443
12/11/2013
06/11/2014
Boat
1994
Bayliner
20'2"
TX-3020-HH
BL1A35CZH495
12/11/2013
06/11/2014
Boat
1978

Loweline

14' 0"

TX-7894-ZY
LWNS3209M78B
11/26/2013
05/26/2014
Boat
1997
Polar Craft
15' 0"
TX-5144-JE
PLR17454H798
11/26/2013
05/26/2014
Motor
1996
Force
40 hp
OE265017
11/26/2013
05/26/2014
Boat
1990
Astro
18' 0"
TX-7453-AR
MPDL3551F990
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Motor
1990
Mercury
150 hp
0C219257
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1972
Clipper
26' 0"
TX-2134-DZ
CLM001801272
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1980
American
21' 0"
TX-3105-DA
AMXE124M80H
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1986
Randall Craft
16' 0"
TX-1411-JT
ESN16023F687
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Motor
1985
Mercury
115 hp
6198798
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1973
Helms
25' 0"
TX-5435-CK
JAD00130273
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1973
Hobie Cat
16' 0"
CCM674880573
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1998
Rinker
23' 6"
RNK60653J800
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1996
Aquasport
18' 5"
AQABRA04A696
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1992
Water Tender
11' 7"
LLT70193D292
11/20/2013
05/20/2014
Boat
1997
SeaDoo Sportster
16' 0"
TX-4957-BS
CECD01931798
11/06/2013
05/06/2014
Boat
1981
Gcat
16' 8"
GAT00827M81K
11/06/2013
05/06/2014
Boat
2000

Kawasaki

9' 1"
TX-2203-JK
KAW31318A000
10/30/2013
04/30/2014

Boat

1993
Cobalt
19' 6"
TX-5770-HH
FGE98172K394
10/30/2013
04/30/2014
Boat
1989
Ski Pro 2000
19' 9"
TX-2437-EA
MOR11095B989
10/30/2013
04/30/2014
Boat
1985
Arrow Glass
17' 0"
ELDBT066C585
10/30/2013
04/30/2014

General Information
Parks and Wildlife Code states:

Subchapter A, Section 31.003, Parks and Wildlife Code (definitions):

(17) "Abandoned vessel or outboard motor" means a vessel or outboard motor that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property for more than seven consecutive days.

Subchapter B-1, Chapter 31, Parks and Wildlife Code:
Sec. 31.0466. TITLE FOR ABANDONED VESSEL; BOND.
(a) A person may apply for a certificate of title for an abandoned vessel or outboard motor found on the person's property.
(b) The department may cancel the certificate for the abandoned vessel or outboard motor and issue a new certificate to the applicant if the applicant:
(1) executes and files a bond with the department:
(A) in the form prescribed by the department;
(B) issued by a person authorized to act as a surety business in this state;
(C) in an amount equal to 1-1/2 times the value of the abandoned vessel or outboard motor as determined by the department; and
(D) conditioned to indemnify all prior owners and lienholders and all subsequent purchasers of the abandoned vessel or outboard motor or persons who acquire a security interest in the vessel or outboard motor, and their successors in interest, against any expense, loss, or damage, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from:
(i) the issuance of the certificate of title for the abandoned vessel or outboard motor; or
(ii) a defect in or undisclosed security interest in the right, title, or interest of the applicant to or in the abandoned vessel or outboard motor;
(2) proves to the satisfaction of the department that:
(A) the abandoned vessel or outboard motor is not stolen;
(B) issuance of a certificate of title would not defraud the owner or a lienholder of the abandoned vessel or outboard motor;
(C) at least 30 days before the applicant applied for the certificate, the applicant contacted the applicant's local law enforcement agency through certified mail to report that the vessel or outboard motor is abandoned; and
(D) the local law enforcement agency has not taken the abandoned vessel or outboard motor into custody or informed the applicant of the agency's intent to take the abandoned vessel or outboard motor into custody; and
(3) posts notice of the certificate of title application in the manner and for a period of time designated by rule by the department.
(c) A person described by Subsection (b)(1)(D) has a right of action to recover on the bond for a breach of a condition of the bond described by Subsection (b)(1)(D). The aggregate liability of the surety to all persons may not exceed the amount of the bond.
(d) A bond filed under this section expires on the third anniversary of the date the bond became effective. The department shall return an expired bond to the person who filed the bond unless the department has been notified of a pending action to recover on the bond.
(e) On return of a bond under Subsection (d), the department shall issue a certificate of title to the person to whom the bond is returned.
(f) If an abandoned vessel or outboard motor is not claimed before the department issues a certificate of title under this section, the owner or lienholder waives all rights and interests in the abandoned vessel or outboard motor and consents to the cancellation of the certificate for the abandoned vessel or outboard motor.
(g) The applicant for the certificate of title for the abandoned vessel or outboard motor takes title free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership.
(h) In addition to the situation described by Subsection (b)(2), the commission by rule may define acceptable situations in which certificates of title may be issued after the filing of a bond under this section.
(i) This section does not apply to a vessel or outboard motor that is subject to a contract or lien under Chapter 59 or 70, Property Code.

 


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