Well, all's well that ends well.
Turns out the registration
was in limbo.
Seller is Russian Citizen living in Toronto CA, and when he bought the boat it was CG documented. You can't have documentation unless you're US citizen, so he had applied to transfer boat to Canada registration
, and the paperwork had not yet been completed.
This problem was with the registration, not the title. Now, I know that with Affadavits, etc, I could have straightened this out myself. No telling how long it would take me.
Documentation Agent made this easy, smooth and with the added service
of a title thoroughly researched we have a peace of mind closing this transaction.
In my particular case, the answer was "Yes", the Marine
Documentation Agent was worth the money
Thanks for all your input!