I just closed on the purchase
of a used sailboat on 31 July. I have a notarized Bill of Sale
as required. I also have the current documentation
which the owner signed over to me, much like you do a car title.
Do I need to send both the BofS and the old certificate of documentation
, or just the BofS? What is the fee to send with the BoS? This sounds pretty basic, but I don't find the USCG site helpful or clear, which is particularly puzzling given how common this type of transaction is is.
The fee is particularly confusing. Depending on how you read the fee schedule it could be $84, $15 or $8 per page.
I would welcome a customer service phone
number so I could simply call and ask, but I don't find anything like that on the site either. There is apparently a huge backlog on certificate renewals, so I don't want make it worse by not send the right documentation and fees
Anyone with first hand info on what exactly is needed?