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
1980
Bass Tracker
16'0"
TX-8256-ZE
BUJ01305M80F
08/20/2014
02/20/2015
Motor
1979
Mercury
40 HP
5367956
08/20/2014
02/20/2015
Boat
1973
Starcraft
15'0"
TX-7423-YW
STR15702M73F
08/20/2014
02/20/2015
Motor
1976
Evinrude
70 HP
J0005639
08/20/2014
02/20/2015
Motor
1973
Johnson
115 hp
J3862406
08/06/2014
02/06/2015

Boat

1997
Welcraft
20' 3"
TX-6442-FC
WELGDA88A797
08/06/2014
02/06/2015
Boat
1998
Tigershark
9' 3"
TX-4129-JF
ARJ00996L899
07/23/2014
01/23/2015
Boat
1988
Ray Craft
15' 9"
TX-8433-EH
SAG15766A888
07/23/2014
01/23/2015
Motor
1988
Evinrude
100 hp
R1797671
07/23/2014
01/23/2015
Boat
1984
Chriscraft
21 '3"
TX-8317-ZV
CCBAD572M84H
07/23/2014
01/23/2015
Boat
1992
Charger
17' 3"
TX-6541-EW
RDA08521G293
07/23/2014
01/23/2015
Boat
1976
Monark
12' 0"
TX-5218-YK
MAK67325M76K
07/16/2014
01/16/2015
Boat
1964
Sea Camper
30' 0"
TX1545CB
TXZ249613212
07/16/2014
01/16/2015
Boat
2006
Bombardier
10' 10"
TX-9118-AD
YDV26842D606
07/09/2014
01/09/2015
Boat
1970
Starcraft
18' 0"
TX-1968-BZ
31719
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Motor
1977
Evinrude
115 hp
J0005709
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Boat
1971
Monark
14' 0"
TX-1588-XP
73409
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Boat
1990
Dargel
16' 11"
TX-2092-FV
DBW70880L091
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Motor
1993
Evinrude
112 hp
G03547408
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Boat
1985
Galaxie
17' 2"
TX-4003-DW
GBWE1037B585
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Boat
1969
Chrysler
14' 0"
TX-5910-BV
500441183
07/02/2014
01/02/2015
Boat
1980
King Cobra
16' 0"
TX-9167-WZ
KLE00228M80L
06/25/2014
12/25/2014
Motor
1985
Force
125 hp
1308
06/25/2014
12/25/2014
Boat
1961
Texas Maid
14' 0"
TX-6414-AX
1744
06/25/2014
12/25/2014
Motor
1961
Evinrude
40 hp
8678
06/25/2014
12/25/2014
Boat
1962
Unknown
12' 0"
TX-6195-XW
670069D12
06/25/2014
12/25/2014
Motor
1967
Johnson
9.5 hp
J2791399
06/25/2014
12/25/2014
Boat
2007
Yamaha
11' 0"
TX-6717-AL
YAMA4611B707
06/18/2014
12/18/2014
Boat
1970
Kansas Traveler
12' 0"
TXZ577014059
06/18/2014
12/18/2014
Boat
1984
Lowe
24' 0"
TX-6823-ZU
LWN0413PA485
06/11/2014
12/11/2014
Motor
1985
Evinrude
90 hp
J0567784
06/11/2014
12/11/2014
Boat
1984
Skeeter
15' 10"
TX-3078-DR
STEN2685J485
06/11/2014
12/11/2014
Motor
1989
Johnson
70 hp
G02282405
06/11/2014
12/11/2014
Boat
1973
Nautaline
43' 0"
TX-4267-DY
TXZ53653H888
02/26/2014
08/26/2014
Boat
1994
Yamaha
9' 6"
YAMA2162C494
06/04/2014
12/04/2014
Boat
1996
Bombardier
15' 0"
CECB0114L697
05/28/2014
11/28/2014
Boat
2004
Twin Vee
16' 10"
TX-2348-RB
TVG17654I405
05/14/2014
11/14/2014
Boat
1977
Sea Ray
24' 6"
SER9360M0377
05/07/2014
11/07/2014
Boat
1996
Yamaha
8' 9"
TX-3705-JA
YAML0432E696
04/30/2014
10/30/2014
Boat
1971
Aerocraft
14' 0"
TX-6200-CN
PROJ1533
04/23/2014
10/24/2014
Boat
1967
Chriscraft
38' 0"
TX-6287-AJ
FDA383044R
04/23/2014
10/24/2014
Boat
1995
Bombardier
9' 0"
TX-8233-HM
ZZNF5432E595
04/23/2014
10/24/2014
Boat
1989
Bayliner
24' 0"
BPIF96SBA989
04/23/2014
10/24/2014
Boat
1976
Dem Craft
16' 0"
TX-9378-FE
DCB02114M76C
04/23/2014
10/24/2014
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

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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