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Old 05-03-2015, 12:59   #1
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Waiting for USCG registration

I hope that this question doesn't sound dumb, but I haven't found the answer yet.

Let's say I take advantage of the devalued Euro and purchase an Italian flagged boat in Italy.

Obviously, I cannot begin the USCG documentation process until the deal closes. From what I am reading here, it can take several weeks to several months to get US Documentation.

Am I then stuck in the country where I purchase the vessel while I await the documentation?

Is the Bill of Sale sufficient to begin the delivery to North America?

Thanks in advance for an answer from someone who's been there and done that?

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Re: Waiting for USCG registration

You can ask the USCG to expedite the process, given these circumstances. This shouldn't be too much of an obstacle.

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Re: Waiting for USCG registration

How is it being delivered? I know that if you bring it via cargo transport such as Sevenstar you will not need the documentation until the boat arrives at the US.

Why can't things remain where i carelessly left them?
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Old 11-03-2015, 19:48   #4
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Re: Waiting for USCG registration

Sure you can take delivery with your bill of sale. Sail it home.
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Re: Waiting for USCG registration

I applied for priority documentation with a departure date two weeks away. Had the documentation at my cousin's address within 5 days.

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