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Old 04-06-2012, 05:50   #1
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Boat Papers

My boat is registered in Florida. I am planning to ride it to Mexico. Do I need to keep the ownership papers in the boat? It sounds not logical. I keep the current registration forms in the boat.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:04   #2
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My boat is registered in Florida. I am planning to ride it to Mexico. Do I need to keep the ownership papers in the boat? It sounds not logical. I keep the current registration forms in the boat.
Any thoughts?
Below is what was needed when I was there last year.

1 - Certificate of Documentation of the Vessel. 5 copies
2 - General information of the vessel form. 2 copies (Mexican form)
3 - Crew list for arrival, notarized in the USA. 8 copies (Mexican form)
4 - Temporary Importation issued by Mexican customs for the Vessel (for stays longer than three days). 1 Copy
5 - Copy of the insurance of the vessel, or letter informing that you do not have.
2 copies- (Mexican form)
6 - Public Declaration of no weapons. 2 copies- (Mexican form)
7 - Valid Passport of all members of the crew. 3 copies per crew member


More investigation on what you need is probably worth your time.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:56   #3
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1 - Certificate of Documentation of the Vessel. 5 copies
2 - General information of the vessel form. 2 copies (Mexican form)
3 - Crew list for arrival, notarized in the USA. 8 copies (Mexican form)
4 - Temporary Importation issued by Mexican customs for the Vessel (for stays longer than three days). 1 Copy
5 - Copy of the insurance of the vessel, or letter informing that you do not have.
2 copies- (Mexican form)
6 - Public Declaration of no weapons. 2 copies- (Mexican form)
7 - Valid Passport of all members of the crew. 3 copies per crew member

More investigation on what you need is probably worth your time.
We entered on the Pacific side in 2010 and departed two months ago. I haven't heard of a Notarized crew list, I assume it is something being done on the Caribbean side. We prepared crewlists on our boat computer or the Port Captain will provide a blank form.

When we entered, you could purchase your Temporary Import Permit in country at the API Office in La Paz, but you can also order it on line. It takes about two weeks and is mailed to you in the USA. TIPs are valid for ten years.

You need to have Mexican insurance coverage... You can buy liability insurance on line for abour $250 per year. If you don't have liability insurance in Mexico and you hurt someone with your boat, they WILL put you i jail until they figure things out and you come up with money. It is best to a Spanish langauge copy!

In addition to the above list, if you have a loan on the baot you need to have a certified letter from the lein holder allowing the boat to travel into Mexixo...
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Was there last year (Isla Mujeres), and just needed crew list, not notarized. Noonsite has good info on checking into Mexico ..... Noonsite: Mexico
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Re: Boat Papers

Thank you for all the replies. I am confused about “Certificate of Documentation of the Vessel”.
Do you mean US Boat registration, or ownership papers?
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Documentation is federal registration. If you're not documented through the cg, do so before leaving the us.
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