(1) Any person selling a new vessel in this state shall furnish a manufacturer’s statement of origin to the purchaser of the vessel. The statement shall be signed and dated by an authorized representative of the manufacturer and shall indicate the complete name and address of the purchaser. The statement shall provide a complete description of the vessel, which shall include, but is not limited to, the hull identification number, hull length, hull material, type of propulsion, and model year of the vessel. The statement of origin shall be in English or accompanied by an English translation if the vessel was purchased outside the United States, and shall contain as many assignments thereon as may be necessary to show title in the name of the purchaser.
(2) It is unlawful for a vessel manufacturer, manufacturer’s representative, or dealer to issue a manufacturer’s certificate of origin describing a vessel, knowing that such description is false or that the vessel described does not exist or for any person to obtain or attempt to obtain such manufacturer’s certificate of origin knowing the description is false or having reason to believe the vessel does not exist. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.