If you go to the USCG documentation
center website, on the left is a category called FAQ. Click it and one of the questions it addresses is what is required with an ownership
change. It seems they need a new application, payment of fees
, and additional documentation (I assume a copy of the bill of sale
that substantially comports with their model bill of sale). So I think your application is incomplete at this point.
In addition, if your state requires it, you will need to register the vessel. If you complete the USCG documentation they will send you a confirmation email
that everything is received and they are processing your application. Print out that email
and take it with you when you go to register. You usually don't have very long to get this done so definitely make haste to get her all legal
If you have questions about what USCG needs to complete your application, just call them. They are very helpful, if a bit snippy sometimes.