Hopefully someone from the US may be able to help me on this one. We purchased our yacht in New Zealand
from a NZ citizen, who had purchased it from a US citizen who sailed it here.
In order to document our vessel here in NZ before departing the country we must obtain a copy of a Certificate of Deletion (or its equivilent) from the US.
I have trolled the forum and got the links through to the USCG, so I have searched and the yacht is no longer on the database which makes sense as it has been in NZ for at least 4 years that we know of. I can just make out on the hull
the original name and port of origin, but no serial
numbers etc. (Yacht had a name change with last owner) The vendor we bought off has no information from the US owner.
Does anyone know how I would go about obtaining the documentation
required? I have read the FAQ's on the USCG National Vessel Documentation
Center website and not found anything for a retrospective search. From that website I gather the owner must apply in writing for a certificate of deletion ($15.00) but I can't ascertain a way for me to get a copy if one exists.
Thanks in advance Clare