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Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Any tips on how to do a title search on a boat?

I have heard of a couple people getting burned by old bills due.
In the case of a CG documented vessel liens are generally attached via the document. For a $25 fee the CG will do an abstract search of a particular vessel and send you the results.

USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Fee Page

This is not 100% foolproof (nothing is) as there may be state liens as well particularly in the case of undocumented vessels. For that reason it might be advisable to do a UCC lien search in any state where the vessel is known to have been. Again this is also not foolproof as it is contingent on knowing the history of the vessel but it is generally not practical to search all fifty states.
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