Two options. Stay with the french registration
and just change the ownership
within the "acte de francisation". This official booklet will prove the ownership
information . You will need it to declare the boat out of france.
So you can sail under french flag if you are a EU citizen till FREXIT ;-). You donīt have to change the radio registration
, MMSI and so on. You also can stay with the insurance
. Does the boat stay in france? I would go with the french registration / flag.
If you register in germany
, put a chapter in the contract
that the seller will take care about the de-registering in france. The ADF booklet is your property evidence document. You additionally should ask for the initial bill or confirmation to have an additional VAT aproval.
As the boat holds an insurance
and you donīt want to use it, you need to point out in the contract
that you will not take over the insurance and any claims about the existing insurance must be adressed to the seller. Also any 3rd party claim should be excluded within the contract. The ADF only confirms the ownership. It does not confirm free of claims!!
Insurance in germany depends on the price
. In general up to EUR 100.00,- there is not much information needed if construction year, equipment
fits the insurance values. Above 100K it depends on the insurance company and you maybe have to deliver additional papers and information. Worst case you will need to have a expert appraisal.
I have planned to buy a used boat
in France in 2016 and collected those information. But that was a around 70K boat. If you spend 2 million the picture is maybe different.
And, if you are a german, es gibt in der Yacht mehrere gute Threads zum Thema.
Support information can be requested by Afaires Maritimes. They also will have expert contacts available. EXPENSIVE!!!!