I am in the process of buying
a Danish sailboat. The boat is in escrow.
owner has not registered the boat with his government
. As far as I can tell, the only proof that he owns the boat is a four year old bill of sale
, when he purchased the vessel.
He's cruised the boat in America and the Caribbean
This sounds very fishy to me-- as an American, when I am checking into a country the very first thing they want to see are passports and the vessel registration
Does anyone here know, in fact, that Danish vessels do not require any documentation
? Or know a professional who could definitively tell me?
Of course, I am certain that I can register the boat with the US. But the lack of documentation
makes me wonder how liens or loans are recorded on Danish vessels, and if this boat may indeed be encumbered in some way. How are loans and liens recorded on EU vessels?