I'd have the insurance ready to go at payment/bill of sale
Good chance as soon as that happens PO is dropping insurance and marina might need your coverage immediately etc.
We just did this and basically it was:
Longer look, poking prodding etc etc.
Offer, counter, offer, etc etc. ONCE the offer was accepted, contract
was part of that.
FORTUNATELY previous owner was awesome and worked with us as much as possible, since it took for bloody EVER to get a survey
Survey results, negotiation. (got insurance lined up)
Agreement on new price
drive back down, gave bucket of money
signed paperwork all over.
Bill of Sale/Coast Guard registration
signing etc. Add insurance all the same day.
Now we own a boat
. BUT registration/coast guard docs are SLOW. (web says they are processing from July right now)
Marina annoyed us wanting to double dip storage fees
, so actually moved boat WAY before planned. But that's another story. So you want to have where you're storing her lined up BEFORE you own it as some marinas
will kick you out or charge a crazy fee immedately.
Sailing her home, slowly, and waiting for Coastie registration to come back with copies of everything to show ownership
on the boat.
Updated stupid MMSI cause he had a BoatUS one.
Still waiting on coastie docs.
Ordered new vinyl for name etc.
waiting on coastie docs.
Once coastie docs get here, we'll register her with NC.