Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-09-2020, 21:07   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: SO CALI / LA
Posts: 56
How to handle boat buying paperwork

Today we looked at a 1981 Catalina 30. Over all the best boat we seen.
the guy buys it a week before to surprise his wife. He never done a survey as he said the boat was in such a good shape he didn't feel it needs it. she surprised him by telling him it must go NOW, before the next month slip payment.
It has a rebuild universal 5411. Sails white and crisp and you can hear them crack when you move them. Needs top paint and ropes to the Furler you can see them falling apart.
What paper work do I need to register on my name? The guy already done the registration on his name and has new stickers from DMV.
I would like to register the boat with CG.
Is it like a car the seller signs a pink slip and you just put it under your name. Or are there more steps?
Any paper work we need to sign for deposit before the survey?

Thanks
fireant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 21:26   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern California
Boat: Catalina 320
Posts: 838
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Quote:
Is it like a car the seller signs a pink slip and you just put it under your name.
Yes, at the DMV they will collect "use tax" at same rate as sales tax when you register in your name.
Usual to have a purchase contract subject to exceptance of survey by buyer.
Calif.Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 23:35   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: SO CALI / LA
Posts: 56
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

where can i find a copy of the contract to sign that would show the deposit as well ?
fireant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 23:42   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Seattle
Boat: Bavaria 35E
Posts: 132
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

are you going to do a survey of the boat? that would dictate what you want to say in a contract.
nightowle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 23:47   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: SO CALI / LA
Posts: 56
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

I want to do the basic survey in the water for insurance and marina and just the basics.
No out of water survey.
fireant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 23:54   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2018
Boat: I can’t use epoxy. Please don’t suggest it. It can kill me. 50’ performance cat
Posts: 3,361
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

http://www.catamaransite.com/files/Y..._Agreement.pdf

This is the normal process you follow and the best agreement. Just edit out broker stuff as appropriate.

Then, this one is your bill of sale:

https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/D...-09-113141-317
Chotu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 23:56   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2018
Boat: I can’t use epoxy. Please don’t suggest it. It can kill me. 50’ performance cat
Posts: 3,361
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Here’s everything else California requires, specifically, to register a boat:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicl...r-boat-vessel/
Chotu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2020, 23:58   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: SO CALI / LA
Posts: 56
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Thanks Chotu.
fireant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 00:00   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2018
Boat: I can’t use epoxy. Please don’t suggest it. It can kill me. 50’ performance cat
Posts: 3,361
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireant View Post
Thanks Chotu.
No worries. Good luck with the boat!
Chotu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 08:17   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern California
Boat: Catalina 320
Posts: 838
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireant View Post
I want to do the basic survey in the water for insurance and marina and just the basics.
No out of water survey.
I usually arrange for a "lunchtime" haul at the boatyard for a survey, last haul before everyone leaves and they leave it hanging in the slings for an hour for your survey. Last time it was $180. Seller has a good story but it's just as likely that something unexpected was found after purchase. I'd really want to check for keel separation and blisters on an older Catalina 30.
Calif.Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 08:50   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: SO CALI / LA
Posts: 56
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Ted I see you are in SO cali. Any recommendation for boat yard in the Del ray area?
I'm new to all this and no idea who to call to arrange things.
fireant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 08:59   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 246
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Definitely have a look at the hull out of the water. You may want to change the anode whilst it is out.
Stewie12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 13:28   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,196
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Fireant, it seems that you are grossly unprepared with virtually no business experience or knowledge to buy any boat. Best you hire your own broker, if you can find an honest one, and pay his fee rather that attempting this FISBO. At least it sounds like a FISBO because you didn't mention a seller's broker. If there is a seller's broker involved you definitely need your own representation.

Or, you could hire a maritime lawyer, if you can find an honest one, to represent you.

By the way, I like the "Fireant" handle. Way cool.
jmschmidt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 13:51   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Boat: Pearson 367 cutter
Posts: 450
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Google "Catalina smile" I like Catalinas for what they are but I wouldn't buy one without seeing it out of the water.
LLCoolDave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2020, 14:25   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern California
Boat: Catalina 320
Posts: 838
Re: How to handle boat buying paperwork

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireant View Post
Ted I see you are in SO cali. Any recommendation for boat yard in the Del ray area?
I'm new to all this and no idea who to call to arrange things.
No Fireant, I migrated south a couple decades ago, don't know anyone left up there, sorry. Most yards and stuff advertise in The Log, might check the marinas and harbors edition.
https://www.thelog.com/boatyard/
Calif.Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat, buying, work

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Buying/selling a boat in Dominican Republic, paperwork and taxes Lani Boat Ownership & Making a Living 5 30-07-2019 20:10
Paperwork for boat purchase in Bahamas gkofknox Boat Ownership & Making a Living 5 23-04-2015 14:52
Just signed Paperwork for Boat! We're Officially Sailboat Owners! natraps116 Liveaboard's Forum 45 16-07-2014 22:37
Boat paperwork Selected Risks Our Community 15 07-04-2013 08:59
Boat Paperwork - How Much of a Problem Is this ? Adax General Sailing Forum 17 30-03-2011 11:12

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.