Yet, another wrinkle in our painstaking search for 'the perfect' ocean cruiser. Thinking I stumbled upon an amazing 'deal' on a beautiful 38' foot sloop
, I was aghast to find the previous owner had no title for the boat
- only a bill of sale
from the previous owner!
Although my gut tells me it is probably best to walk away ... this is a beautiful boat! Does anyone out there know if there is a surefire way to handle a situation like this? Can prior ownership
be easily researched before purchase
? Is it possible that this was USCG documented, and is there any way to research
this? Is it possible for such a craft to have never had a title?