If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 26 of 26
  1. #21
    Quiet Storm

    I mailed my papers directly to the Coast Guard July 30. I just received my papers yesterday Aug 7. Not a bad turnaround time.

  2. #22
    The Illustrious One Charter Member sean stinson's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Back on the dock!!!!!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Internationally Famous
    Originally posted by Curt
    Hey Brad, the boat is documented and I do have up to date papers on it. My question is does that replace the title? Can you sell a boat with no title, only C.O.D. papers? That is where I am foggy. My title got lost somewhere in the finance/documentation process 4 years ago. I thought the bank had it but I did not get it back when I paid it off 8 months ago.

    And to answer your question I really don't have immediate plans to sell the boat. Jan sent me a picture of a sweet 35 Fountain up in Charlotte that got me thinking "what if I wanted to trade?" I think I will hang on to the 32 for a while longer and enjoy the no payment routine for a while.
    As I said before if you have a Documented Vessel the Certificate of Documentation IS YOUR TITLE, it is a national document so therefore you would have no state title. Yes you can sell it with your Certificate of Documentation as Troutly has stated earlier. Dont stress dude you are fine with the papers you have as long as they are current.
    Dying,....Is the day worth living for!!!!!!

  3. #23
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Quiet Storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Lake Michigan
    I used a service that applied for the documentation for me. The running papers do not have the documentation #'s on them. I'm going to call the service that applied for me. This is taking too long. Maybe something got lost.

    My boat was documented when I purchased it. The dealer sent in a form showing that the boat had been sold. It didn't seem like a big deal.

  4. #24
    Registered Strike's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Niagara River & Eastern Lake Erie
    In NY as are many states, if you register the boat and are issued numbers (ie: NY 6969 JN) you will be sent a title. If there is a lien, it will be shown on the front of the title with the name of the bank. You can still document the vessel. However the lien will also be registered by the USCG.
    Then if you sell the vessel, you will have to have the bank send an original lien release to the USCG doc. center to have it released from documentation and give the release to the next owner or selling dealer in order to allow the next owner to register or document it.

  5. #25
    And the verdict is..............

    You do not have to have a title to sell the boat. Sean and Troutly were correct. I checked with my documentation service over the weekend. The C.O.D. replaces the title. In fact I found out that having a boat documented is a selling point. When you have it documented they do a title search, lien search ect. to make sure there is nothing owed on the boat. You know you are getting a clean boat. I have a friend who bought a 388 Hustler a couple of summers ago. When he went to sell it a few months later he discovered that HE owed several thousand dollars that the PREVIOUS owner owed on the boat. Had he had the boat documented he would have known that and moved on to another boat. Live and learn.

  6. #26
    Registered Madcow's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Cigarette Top Gun, Scarab Center Console
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Toledo Oh
    When I bought my Sonic it was a documented boat. I simply went online to the coast Guards website, printed a form, filled it out and sent it to them with like 35 bucks. Every year they send me a renewal form, and I get a new C of D. You DON'T need a documentation service. It's just that easy.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Documented Boat Question
    By Fountain38SC in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-18-2008, 08:04 AM
  2. Boat title question? HELP!
    By Boomer35 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 02-20-2007, 06:41 PM
  3. Dumb Question about boat trailers???????
    By Shah Mat in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-10-2004, 03:41 PM
  4. dumb question -- what is the pad of a boat?
    By BajaRunner in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-19-2004, 04:40 PM
  5. Really dumb boat question
    By robyw1 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-22-2003, 09:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.