Question.....how many days does it usually take for you to be able to change the name of your sailing vessel? When I sign the final documents to take possession of the boat I am purchasing, and register the sailing vessel, can you put down the new name that you want at that time?
I'm shocked this didn't produce 50 answers immediately.
Are you documenting the boat or registering it through the state?
If you are documenting the vessel and doing that yourself or having an agent do it then the new name must appear on that paperwork. You can change the name the day you get the boat.
If you are registering the boat then the name has no official significance and again you can change it immediately.