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Old 18-01-2020, 18:36   #1
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Sailing without owner

Hello,

I am thinking of getting others to sail my boat from Uruguay to Curacao and donít know what the legal requirements are.

I presume maybe a document drawn up by a notary might suffice.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thank you
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Hello,

I am thinking of getting others to sail my boat from Uruguay to Curacao and donít know what the legal requirements are.

I presume maybe a document drawn up by a notary might suffice.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thank you


A competent delivery captain has a standard contract. If the person does not have a contract, that should set off HUGE warning alarms.
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Old 18-01-2020, 20:33   #3
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There is no requirement that the owner be onboard.

Think about this for just a second. Boats of all sizes and shapes move ALL the time without an owner onboard. I have never checked in to any country where anything required the owner to be present other than as a name on paperwork.
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WRT pleasure yachts, once you get over a certain size the average owner is hardly ever on board when it's in transit from one locatiin to another.
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A competent delivery captain will tell you what you need. Generally, the contract and a power of attorney for the skipper. Don't forget your insurance company. Most will require consent.
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Old 19-01-2020, 15:00   #6
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Hello,

I am thinking of getting others to sail my boat from Uruguay to Curacao and donít know what the legal requirements are.

I presume maybe a document drawn up by a notary might suffice.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thank you


The crew need a work contract...plus a letter of authorization

The common contract is
https://assets.publishing.service.go...297/mgn149.pdf

Whenever the authorities inspect a vessel and observe that the owner is not onboard , the authorities assume that the boat is being chartered and that your delivery crew are charter guests.

Bad news

Itís a good idea to have these documents translated in Spanish

Good idea to run everything by your insurance agent
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Old 19-01-2020, 16:46   #7
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Re: Sailing without owner

so your not allowed to lend your boat out to a friend.....like I would lend a car???.......just asking for a friend
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so your not allowed to lend your boat out to a friend.....like I would lend a car???.......just asking for a friend
As long as they can prove that it is not a charter

Best way is A work contract , letter of authorization

I have been refused entry into countries because my 2 month work contract , letter of authorization had expired ...
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Thanks good people
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Old 19-01-2020, 19:51   #10
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It may depend upon the country of the yacht’s registration and the ports it’s being moved between. I took my friend’s boat back from Bermuda to CT for him with a bunch of guys. Had to sign out of Bermuda as the captain and that was that. Ask the Uruguayan Embassy. They may like more paperwork than the Bermudians.
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@HR42,

Also at issue is what type of delivery skipper they will cover. They are not all automatically covered.

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