Boat Buyer's Guide:
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin
The Manufacturer's Statement (or Certificate) of Origin (MSO or MCO) that comes with each new boat contains the boat's HIN and engine serial number(s). It shows when the boat was built and transferred to the retail dealer for resale purposes. You will need the MSO when you register or document your new boat. If the boat is financed with a loan, the MSO will be transferred to the lender, otherwise it will be included in the boat's papers given to you at the time of purchase.
You or your loan company should receive the MSO when you take delivery. If not, contact the boat manufacturer at once. Without the MSO you may be unable to register the boat and may have trouble meeting insurance requirements.