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My friend is buying a boat, previous owner owes slip fees so...

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My question is, if my friend buys the boat, is it now his responsibility to pay those slip fees that the previous owner owes? Or is that between the previous owner and the marina?
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Maritime law provides for silent liens; you don't "slap a lien" on a vessel (preferred mortgages are different). Lien claimant doesn't have to file it anywhere. It exists at a matter of law.
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