Re: Selling a boat in Florida
FL. has been getting really aggressive about going after the last known owners of abandoned boats causing some real pain for honest sellers, sometimes many years after the sale. The FL. DMV form for notice of sale for cars boats etc. can be downloaded at dubya dubya dubya.flhsmv.gov/dmv/forms/BTR/82050.pdf seems to be a simple fill it out & send it in item but I would get it notarized and be aware they may still go after you if the buyer does not title it, from the fine print at the bottom of the form " OWNERSHIP STATUS FOR THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE, MOBILE HOME, OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE OR VESSEL
WILL NOT CHANGE UNTIL THE PURCHASER APPLIES FOR AND IS ISSUED A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE." so it's best if you are in FL. to go to the DMV WITH the buyer & see the titling process through. Idiot hassle but far better than a multi thousand dollar derelict vessel removal bill a few years down the road IMO.
Last edited by oldfurr; 03-04-2013 at 01:08 AM.