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Old 04-01-2015, 12:55   #1
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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, 15:27   #2
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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, 05:22   #3
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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:
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