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post #5 of Old 02-26-2013
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Re: Selling a boat in Florida

I agree. Having sold and bought a few boats it makes most everything a lot easier if you get it all notarized in the beginning so that you don't have to do it in the future taking up more of both of your time. My only boat I bought which was documented had all the paperwork done for me so all I had to do was sign. Not sure if yours is as that might change things as denverdon said.

Also, you might want to keep a copy of the bill of sale. If the boat ever becomes abandoned you want proof it isn't yours so you aren't fined. It also could help if you live in a state that collects property taxes on boats as you can't show that it was sold to another.
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