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Old 27-06-2015, 04:25   #1
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I recently purchased a boat who had UK registration. I was told by the broker it takes 6 weeks to remove her from registry (so I can register her in Delaware)... Why so long?
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Old 27-06-2015, 04:36   #2
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I recently purchased a boat who had UK registration. I was told by the broker it takes 6 weeks to remove her from registry (so I can register her in Delaware)... Why so long?
So long?
That is quick. Try ordering a Big Mac meal in the UK..........

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Old 27-06-2015, 12:53   #3
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I recently purchased a boat who had UK registration. I was told by the broker it takes 6 weeks to remove her from registry (so I can register her in Delaware)... Why so long?
Is it Part 1 or Part 3 (SSR) registry?
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Old 27-06-2015, 13:52   #4
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Is it Part 1 or Part 3 (SSR) registry?

Presumably Part 1, we de-registered a Part-3 yacht when we sold her in Greece and it took about five minutes to do on-line, after which we just printed off the de-registration document, signed it and passed it on to the new owner for the new owner.
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Old 27-06-2015, 14:22   #5
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Is it Part 1 or Part 3 (SSR) registry?
It is part 1
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Old 27-06-2015, 15:01   #6
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I recently purchased a boat who had UK registration. I was told by the broker it takes 6 weeks to remove her from registry (so I can register her in Delaware)... Why so long?
Are you sure that Delaware (state of the US) needs proof of deregistration? Or will they accept the original certificate from the manufacturer (if there is still one; note that UK reg will not keep it when you register there) plus a chain of notarized bills of sale?
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I recently purchased a boat who had UK registration. I was told by the broker it takes 6 weeks to remove her from registry (so I can register her in Delaware)... Why so long?

We sold our last UK owned boat in 2011 which was full, part 1, British registered, to a Frenchman and we first had to remove it from the British registry. It was easily done, in writing by return of mail, so took just 24-48 hours, if you ring the registry people in Cardiff they are very helpful and will advise. IIRC it must (can only be) be de-registered by the existing registered owner, not the new owner nor the broker . I think your broker needs a little kickarse assistance in doing his job!
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Re: Removing from UK flag

Oh dear....someone is not in the right frame of mind. Last time we did this (only a few weeks ago) it was done immediately - the same day - we paid a courier and got emailed confirmation literally 48 hours after the courier picked up the correspondence from Egypt.
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I recently purchased a boat who had UK registration. I was told by the broker it takes 6 weeks to remove her from registry (so I can register her in Delaware)... Why so long?
Contact the ukshipsregistry@mca.gov.uk via the Internet and they will cancel the registration and issue you with a Transcript of Registry. Due to the current workload I was told that the original transcript would arrive on my UK doorstep within four weeks. They did not ask for sight of the original registration just asked me to destroy it when I received the original transcript. This made it easier as I do not live in the UK and postage slow and DHL etc expensive. Very very helpful they emailed me a copy of the transcript within two days because l needed to re register the boat elsewhere.
Bill of sale not requested by them as l am just transferring ownership so no funds involved. New registration applied for elsewhere and they accepted the scanned transcript. Very helpful people..
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So long?
That is quick. Try ordering a Big Mac meal in the UK..........

Well good food takes time right?
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Old 28-06-2015, 12:23   #11
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I recently bought a British vessel Catamaran. The transfer from the equivalent of British documented vessel to US documented vessel took over 4 months.

Hang in there it may be slow, but it did happen for us.
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We sold our last UK owned boat in 2011 which was full, part 1, British registered, to a Frenchman and we first had to remove it from the British registry. It was easily done, in writing by return of mail, so took just 24-48 hours, if you ring the registry people in Cardiff they are very helpful and will advise. IIRC it must (can only be) be de-registered by the existing registered owner, not the new owner nor the broker . I think your broker needs a little kickarse assistance in doing his job!
Most French yachtsmen I know would give anything for full UK Registration - much easier to get, simpler than theirs and not so much bureaucracy. However, if kept in France for any length of time they would be pressured into re registration there. Many commercial foreign fishing boats go for UK Registration for similar reasons much to the annoyance of our own fishermen!
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So long?
That is quick. Try ordering a Big Mac meal in the UK..........

A Big Mac is a meal???
Oh yes of course it is, in the UK!
Why would anyone want to remove the UK flag, is Delaware no longer a colony??:
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Well good food takes time right?
In the UK a Big Mac IS good food!
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In the UK a Big Mac IS good food!
Is a Big Mac actual food?
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