Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-05-2011, 15:28   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 585
Images: 3
Re: Boat Number and Documentation

Originally Posted by daddle View Post
* Documentation may be required for financing.

* As boats under 10m/33ft cannot be documented, do you suppose such boats have never cruised internationally, obtained cruising permits, or checked in? Of course not.

* When I bought my documented boat the PO and broker had completely screwed up the documentation (as well as their sales tax liability, boat systems, permits....their mistake, my gain). These losers were unable to properly sign and notarize the transfer. The CG office rejected the title transfer documents. I had to sign something saying I guaranteed the title was proper. This may cause some problem later with somebody's financing because the chain of ownership is not completely notarized, but it got me the Certificate of Documentation I needed for cruising.
Doing a bit of surfing around, there are quite a few sites that make the statement that clearing into some countries is easier with doc. None of them provide any specifics as to WHAT places require documentation. Seems to be an area that needs another thread to put it out there to see if anyone has, in fact, ever had any difficulty because they were not documented. Your point about smaller boats is very true. There are quite a few small <5 ton ocean-goers that can't be documented. I registered last year in NY because the plan is to cruise down Florida way (where they are ticketing boats w/ no state reggy). If there really is no good reason to document, I will probably drop it next time. Doing it every year is a real PITA, especially if you're not in the US. NY registr. is good for 3 years. I wonder how this affects licenses, Epirb Regs, Homeland Security stickers, etc. Hmmmmmmm.

smurphny is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Documented or State Registered ? Feral Cement Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 29 21-12-2011 19:36
Documented Vessel Title? off-the-grid Dollars & Cents 22 19-05-2009 09:46
Buying Boat Documented in Canada juliohm Dollars & Cents 3 30-12-2008 16:02
Registering Documented Vessel in FL? GDFL Dollars & Cents 12 03-04-2008 04:38
Documented Sailboat lane General Sailing Forum 56 26-10-2005 06:27

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:03.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.