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Old 23-02-2012, 08:09   #1
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Customs and Vessel Documentation

Hello All,

Looking for one more opinion. I am recently a partial owner of sailboat and will be sailing from the USVI to BVI and back. The vessel is a USCG documented boat but the paperwork is in the process of being updated with the USCG to reflect the new owners, Two original owners and now two additional owners.

I have a copy of the Application for Change of Documentation with the other owners and my name on it and the original Certificate of Documentation.

Is there any reason I should have trouble with either customs in the BVI, or CBP when returning to US waters?

Thanks for your time and advice.
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Old 23-02-2012, 09:01   #2
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Re: Customs and Vessel Documentation

As long as you have all the papers w/bill of sale, you should be fine.

I might add; you can call ahead and let them know your coming, and they may have other suggestions.
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Re: Customs and Vessel Documentation

In my experience, the USVDC turn around time is pretty quick on routine changes such as a sale. Some paperwork changes you can even complete on-line now. I would suggest just getting it done and be done with it.

If not, get an authorization letter from whoever is named on the title currently.
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