Originally Posted by tour72
He also wants proof that the boat is not registered in california
anympore.I just rang the guy I bought the boat of and he said he will go and ask but is doubtfull they will give him one.
He is right, under Federal Documention the USCG would issue a De-Registration Certificate before you could register the vessel in Australia
Unfortunately, California's Department of Motor
Vehicles does not normally issue those certificates or forms.
The previous owner may have to go to a Marine
Title Company who could type up a notarized letter indicating the boat was sold to you and is no longer registered in California
I did find a great source for you in Foreign Yacht Registration Resources
tht might help you out
You might also want to look at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority
web page which explains about the builders certificate and registering boats.