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I don't think documentation has to expensive or arcane, the USCG is up front about what they require and then the big question, is if you can meet those requirements. Coming from anyplace overseas, you'd probably find a bigger problem trying to ensure that you had a "builders certificate" or other bonafide proof of construction and chain of title. I mean, even within the US, how many of us would know what an out-of-state title certificate looked like, even for a car? Let alone, say, a Brazilian national title certificate from a fake?
I think there's more need for an attorney at the buying site, who might be able to certify that the documentation provided would be sufficient for international proof of title. But at least Gus might still have friends or family there, so he's not totally in the dark on that end, as most of us would be.