I had read the post about Italian boats after I paid my deposit! actually it was very straightforward and only took time because there was a lease
company involved. Once all the signatures were in place it took about 3 weeks.
As a non resident of Panama
vessel apparently need to be in a corporate name and you would have the additional cost of keeping the corporation valid .
The state registration
is not an option as I intend to use the boat outside of the US and the Bahamas
Think I will take lake effects advice and try the US SSR part 1. I also think boatman was correct re the credit card.
The main issue is no standardization of requirements , in the US you must be citizen, but the UK does not care about citizenship just residency. So both the logical places to do it disqualify me. They are both more than happy to collect Taxes
Anyway boat is on the hard
at Shelter Bay Marina and likely to be there a few more months so I have time to figure it out.
Thanks for the advice