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Old 13-12-2012, 17:14   #1
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Other than a passport, what other documentation is needed in order to cruise around the Caribbean as a live aboard?
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You will need your "Ship's Papers" in the form of USCG Documentation or state registration or any owership documentation. You will also need import papers for any pets aboard.- these vary by nation.
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Other than a passport, what other documentation is needed in order to cruise around the Caribbean as a live aboard?
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It is my understanding that state (e.g. Florida or Georgia) registration is not much value. These foreign countries really want to see federal registration i.e USA or Canada. To add further confusion, an american vessel can only be registered with the USCG by a US citizen, and not a foreigner and not a US resident (Green card holder).
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, POPPASMURFF.
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Hi Poppa... Welcome to CF..
Stuff I've needed/been asked for in ports I've been to...
Passport.
Qualifications.
Registration.
Proof of Ownership. (photocopy Bill of Sale)
Insurance. (3rd party to cover marina's/harbors etc...)
Crew List.
Provisions List. (it happens and not just in OZ)
A well kept Log Book can also be a great asset...
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It is my understanding that state (e.g. Florida or Georgia) registration is not much value.
My experience, and what I've heard from others, is that most of the countries in the Caribbean are quite familiar with--and accepting of--U.S. state registration papers.

I suppose that if you're sailing in the Med, or the Indian Ocean, things might be different. Were I planning a sail around the world, or even just across the Atlantic, I would probably get my boat USCG documented. Were I just planning to sail the Caribbean, though, I would take my state documentation and not worry about it.
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