Hello everyone. I have another registration
issue and have been unable to find anything specific on the forum regarding this issue.
My wife and I are in the process (offer accepted) of purchasing
a sailing yacht in Malaysia
. The vessel is currently registered in Langkawi. As a US Citizen I want to change the flag to USA (Topsail will only insure us with a US Flag apparently).
Ive been told that documenting with the USCG takes at least 90 days. Proof of registry deletion is required in order to document with the USCG. So what happens during these 90 days in terms of where the yacht is registered? To try and resolve this issue and fly the US flag straight away, we have been considering Delaware Registration
(which apparently can be done in 5 days) and then start the process of documenting with the USCG after. Would DE registration be suitable for cruising in Malaysia
? Topsail has said they would insure us with DE Reg.
Any advice or suggestions? This is our first time purchasing
so its all very complex and confusing
Thanks in advance!