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Old 13-01-2015, 13:26   #1
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Delivery boat requirements

Iam delivering a sailboat from Texas to Mexico. The boat is not in my name it is in the name of the owner who I'm delivering it for. I would like to know what papers I would need upon clearance in Mexico so that the customs/immigration know that Iam a delivery captain and didn't just steal a boat and headed to Mexico with it.


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Old 13-01-2015, 15:36   #2
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Re: Delivery boat requirements

If I were brave enough to do this without consulting a lawyer, I would sit down with the owner, and write out exactly what was expected of me: taking the boat to a port, making all decisions relative to the welfare of the boat and crew while it was in your custodianship, define what stops your custodianship (the owner's arrival, whatever). Make sure you have copies of all papers relative to the ownership of the vessel, 'cause you may wind up acting as a proxy for the owner.

Even better, find someone else who has done what you propose, recently, to learn what would be required.

Or get on the phone or web to the Mexican Consulate and get it from them, preferably in writing, so that you can follow their instructions.

I think the last option is the best. ^^^^

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Re: Delivery boat requirements

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Iam delivering a sailboat from Texas to Mexico. The boat is not in my name it is in the name of the owner who I'm delivering it for. I would like to know what papers I would need upon clearance in Mexico so that the customs/immigration know that Iam a delivery captain and didn't just steal a boat and headed to Mexico with it.


This is one of the very confusing topics that was endlessly discussed here last year. My understanding is that much has changed in the last year and the TIP is difficult to acquire in it's proper form when the owner is not there to apply.

I would talk to a couple delivery captains who have actually done the job in the last year and find out if the old procedures and documents still work or is there something new.

Pat Rains addressed many of these issues last year at the SunRoad Boat Show (San Diego) and will be here again on the 24th and 25th to talk about the new paper work.

Additionally, from what I have heard, the procedures on the Baja West Coast, are different than those for Western Mainland Mexico, and both are different from Eastern Mainland Mexico.

I think caution is due.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, elconsor.
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Thanks for the info, I know there are delivery captains who do this kind of thing all the time!


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