I may be in a position to purchase
a used 28' boat
from her owner, without a broker
. I am in the Bay Area of San Francisco
, but I am a (legal) alien, if that matters.
I am totally ignorant of the sale
process: what will I have to do and in which order, once we agree on the price
- sale contract
? What should it contain? Any typical contingencies?
- transfer of ownership
: what paperwork? What papers must the seller give me?
- payment: what is a commonly accepted form of payment? How to protect both seller and buyer?
- boat registration
: where do I have to go? What will they ask for?
: my home and car insurance
are with Geico. I can ask them for the boat too. Any other suggestion?
- marina slip: I guess I have this mostly under control. I contacted my marina already (Redwood City), they do have available slips! :-)
Anything else to pay attention to?