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Trying to understand boat registration

Hi there,

We recently bought a boat in North Carolina. It is a U.S documented vessel. We are Canadian citizens.

We would like to rename and register the boat. So - some questions....

Can Canadian citizens register a boat in the US (specifically North Carolina)?

I know there are some issues with titling a boat that is already federally documented. Is there any way to rename a federally documented vessel?

We will be sailing the boat south, then eventually back up north. Down the line, we would like to register the boat in Canada. Does a vessel need to be located in Canada in order to register it within Canada? Could I register it as a Canadian vessel while I'm down in North Carolina?

I'm currently located in Canada, but will be heading down to NC in a few weeks. Is there anything I can do for all this stuff now, while I'm up here?

Thanks for any help. Much appreciated.


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