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post #33 of Old 02-21-2010
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maybe.. Although if your all here or thereabouts I could do with some sailing opinions.. I am having some issues with paperwork on my boat. It seems that the broker I bought her from did not give me the right paperwork and is now washing his hands from responsibility as is the association. The boat was bought in Fl for around $100k. The broker is a major Fl dealer. I bought the boat and was given a history of paperwork including Bills of Sale from new (virtually). I was intending to do major work on her and was advised (same broker)that as I was non us resident, I could keep her in the US without paying duty indefinetly as long as she was removed 20 days after the work finished. I have found out this is not true and have now paid sales tax and costs, plus registered her in Fl. On trying to sell her, the same brikerage advised that as i do not have a title document they cannot sell her in US. She was imported (I have proof) and duty paid by previous owner. I think I have cracked the title issue by using a document agency in Fort Lauderdale, but who should pay the cost of obtaining the title. I have been told by the doc agency as well as various other professionals that this is something I should have been given at the time of purchase.

This is obviously a condensed version of the full story. Can you provide opinion as to who should cough for the costs of paperwork corrections and as they are stome walling me, how to get the desired response if u agree that the brokerage should have furnished me with said title in the first place.

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