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arezba 12-27-2001 04:40 AM

Boat owner inquiry
Does anyone know how I would find out the name of the owner of a boat - I know the name of the boat as well as where it is registered.



VIEXILE 12-27-2001 04:48 AM

Boat owner inquiry
The U.S. Coast Guard has a website - under the Department of Transportation (it''s like a site) that you can find with a search. That information will cost you about $4 and they''ll bill you for it. They send the info via email, as I recall.

VIEXILE 12-27-2001 04:49 AM

Boat owner inquiry
Wait a minute. If the boat is Documented with the U.S. Coast Guard, they''ll find it for you. Otherwise you have to go to the State organization that handles boat registration.

arezba 12-27-2001 05:33 AM

Boat owner inquiry
The boat is actually registered in the Cayman Islands - can the U.S. Coast Guard still help?

hamiam 12-27-2001 05:36 AM

Boat owner inquiry
People register boats in the Cayman Islands specifically to avoid being identified as the owner and to avoid taxation issues. I believe you are out of luck on this one, sorry.


Jeff_H 12-27-2001 08:32 AM

Boat owner inquiry
You can try sending a note to the agency that registers boats for that state and see if they will give you the owner''s name. I have gotten the name of an owner for a friend who backed into a boat while docking and wanted to contact the owner. Also if the boat is in a marina you may be able to get the owners name from the marina staff.


mikethepilot 08-09-2009 01:10 PM

It might be easiest to contaqct a solicitor ( lawyer ) in the Caymans and he can probably find out. He might even know the owner as it is not a large place. Michael

PS Good luck with the brits!!!

erikdj 08-09-2009 01:22 PM

Let's start with this question: Why do you want to know?

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