Join Date: Dec 2014
Thanked 72 Times in 71 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Re: How do I get this boat in my name and registered?
I had a similar issue. Seller was uncooperative. Agent lazy...he did have a marina gate key though. Never met such a pair of morons before. I could see from the USCG title report that the title was clear. I had no notarized bill of sale. No notarized USCG document. Called the USCG doc office. They were very helpful and understanding. I don't recall, sitting here, exactly what I did but it was some kind of notarized statement that I guaranteed the transfer was legit. There was to be recourse against me, not the USCG, if it was not. Perhaps it could cause problems if some future owner wanted financing. However the statute of limitations, or whatever, probably clears the title after a while.
Anyway, call the USCG. Tell them your exact problem. Be straight with them. It should all work out.
You can buy a title report/history from the USCG.
"...there are two kinds of opinions, those based upon tradition ... and those having something in their favor." B. Russell