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|07-02-2008 09:13 PM|
Davis...assuming your friend does not wish to document...here's all you need to do in Connecticut spelled out quite clearly!
Connecticut Boat Registration Procedure, Forms, & Information - DMV.ORG
|07-02-2008 07:17 PM|
I am glad you posted. Dave will only sail the boat in the US, as far as I know. I also know the seller paid off the mortgage and Dave paid cash for the sailboat.
I will confirm with the USCG tomorrow. I called many times today but the system either kicked me out or said they couldn't accept my request/ call at this time when I got through to the appropriate department.
|07-02-2008 05:45 PM|
Originally Posted by SailorMitch View Post
|07-02-2008 05:43 PM|
Thank you for the very thorough response without the lecture or any implications about my owning the boat. I really am just trying to help a friend. Thanks again.
|07-02-2008 05:39 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
The boat is not documented as far as I know as the seller told my friend that he needs to document it immediately. My friend last night then asked me to look into that yesterday. I would have asked DMV in RI but I got a not so detailed response to even one question and had no chance to ask a second.
Just because I have a law degree and license to practice law doesn't make me an expert in anything. It means I went to school for 3 years, paid a ton of money, graduated and took a bar exam in some state. Most lawyers have ZERO common sense. At least I had the sense to try and ask some experts here and I thank those who gave me some great advice.
|07-02-2008 05:34 PM|
Originally Posted by cardiacpaul View Post
|07-02-2008 12:55 PM|
You don't need to document the boat unless you have a loan on it and the bank requires it OR if you are planning to take it to foreign countries that don't accept state registration which is unlikely in this case.
Simply take the bill of sale down to the local CT DMV and register the boat. They will probably want to see the last registration or copy of documentation to prove a chain of ownership. They will also want their sales tax!
|07-02-2008 12:15 PM|
|sailingdog||One of the advantages of some of the Boat Documentation services is that they offer title insurance, similar to that of a house title company, where they will guarantee the boat has no liens against the documentation and pay off any liens that they missed.|
|07-02-2008 11:52 AM|
you don't need tp pay a firm to complete the documentation process if the boat is in fact documented. go to the link above ib Sailingfool's post and you can find out all you need to satisfy the Coast Guard. call the CG documentation office if you have questions. they are most helpful and can send your friend an abstract of title to see the ownership history, if there are any current liens on the boat, etc.. ditto for what CT needs to claim it's pieces of eight.
And since we all are helping you out with this, we all will send you bills for our services, OK? or better yet give us the email address of your "friend" and we can cut out the middleman.
|07-02-2008 10:55 AM|
Originally Posted by davisesq212 View Post
Marine Documentation Incorporated
40 Mary St.
Newport, RI. 02840
You can do it yourself if you want to spend the hours or days figuring out the paperwork and completing forms. See USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Forms Page as a place to start. If by some chance the boat is not documented, then the paperwork just costs more.
The only form needed is the Bill of Sale from from the USCG site.
RI has no sales/use tax but Conneticut does and you will need to pay it, 6%. See DMV: Documents Required for Registration of a Boat for paperwork. I am not familar with the Connecticuty details, I guess you can figure it out here DMV: Frequently Asked Questions on Boat Registrations. In most (if not all) state Federal documentation supercedes state registration, your boat does not have a state regisrtation number, but you go through the part of the process that involves paying the use tax, that makes the state happy. So you can expect to complete the Connecticut tax form.
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