The process doesn't really change. The buyer hands over the money
, the seller hands over the boat
and the title. The buyer may also have to fill out some paperwork declaring/proving that the boat is in a different state, so they don't owe any sales tax in the seller's state, if that is applicable.
One caveat is that it is becoming a common scam to send a cashiers check (or paypal payment) and a third party to pick up the boat. When I bought a boat unseen, I hired a surveyor
to go buy and confirm that the boat seemed in like new condition (it was a dealer's boat show
model), wired them the money
, and arranged to have a shipper bring it to me. Now that I am selling the same boat, I am not sure I that would accept a similar arrangement, because so many scammers have already contacted me.