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Old 04-01-2015, 13:55   #1
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Question UK / US REGISTRY

Hello guys,

My name is Alessandro, i live in Italy.

Im about to purchase a motoryacht which is registered in Uk under the British Registry.

The boat will be shipped to USA to charter and will be registered in the US Registry (we'll pay 1.5% duty + 6% registration).


My question is: do i need to cancel the registration from UK registry ? Before or after the purchase ? Before or after the new registration in the US ?

Or do i need to update the UK registration under my name and cancel previous owner (the seller) ???


Thanks very much
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Old 04-01-2015, 16:27   #2
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Re: UK / US REGISTRY

In order to register in the US you will have to obtain a certificate of deletion from the UK


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Old 06-01-2015, 06:22   #3
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Re: UK / US REGISTRY

Get in touch with the British Registry of Ships and Seamen in Cardiff. They are very helpful. A bit of googling brought up this form:

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ister-msf-4744
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