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Old 21-11-2009, 10:55   #1
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How to Avoid Buying a Stolen Boat

Good Morning;
I am seeking to buy a used steel hulled Sailing Yacht. Since they are not as plentifull as some others I am also considering several Boats presently located in varius Central American Countries. I plan to buy the Boat do some Cruising and after satisfying my lust sailing it arround the bottom parts of South America, bring it back to my Home in Victoria-Canada.

The number one question is,

How can I be sure not to purchase a Stolen Boat.

* Boat is Flying a European Flag.
* Boat is presently tied up, or on the hard on a Dutch Island in the Caribean.
* Brocker is living on a Boat in the Caribean, but has a European adress.
* Seller claims to live in yet another Country.


Thank you all in advance for any knowledge based advice.
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Old 21-11-2009, 11:42   #2
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Get the boat's hull number and country of registration, the rest can be done on the internet or via a single telephone call. Stolen is not the only problem, but liens as well.
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Old 21-11-2009, 12:22   #3
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Get the boat's hull number and country of registration, the rest can be done on the internet or via a single telephone call. Stolen is not the only problem, but liens as well.

Thank you,
Now what can I do to find out for sure what and whom has liens on the Boat.
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If the guy has an eye patch, wooden leg and parrot, don't buy it!
Maybe some folks in the area where the boat is will know some of the history.
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What country's flag does she fly?
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Old 22-11-2009, 09:33   #7
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What country's flag does she fly?


The particular Yacht I am referring to is supposed to be registered in Germany.
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Contact the German registry of shipping and they will tell you who the owner is (for a fee no doubt). At least that is how it happens in Australia .
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How to Avoid Buying a Stolen Boat

Hello Force 10,
the sailing boot you mentioned is still for sale.
I did not inquirer as the combination of it all makes it not easy to be sure whats going on.
Broker living on a boot and using a mobile from Grenada 001473 & registered in Germany (Engelskirchen), Netherlands Antilles the boot and owner living Virgin Island.
Any further information about this?
With best regards,
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