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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question about selling a boat...

I am getting ready to sell my boat. I have a buyer, and all we have to do is actually do the sale. The boat does not have a title. The registration card has (****) under title number. Is this all I need to sell the boat legally? The trailer does have a title, and both have current registration.
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Re: Question about selling a boat...

nevermind I think I found my answer. The boat is a 14ft jon, but it is a 1990, so I don't believe it ever had a title
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Re: Question about selling a boat...

Nope, just type up a bill of sale and go together to a notary with your registration card and transfer the boat to the buyer. You must go together to get it done.



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Re: Question about selling a boat...

That's what I thought. Thanks!
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Re: Question about selling a boat...

The new owner will not have to get a title either. The bill of sale is all you will need for the boat, but if he is taking the trailer he will need that title to get tags.
If the boat is staying "in state" the numbers on the boat will stay the same.

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Re: Question about selling a boat...

the actual serial number should be shown on the transfer. It is on a plate on the starboard (right) rear of the boat. On fiberglass boats it is on the outside cast into the glass. On an aluminum boat it is on the rear inside traansom. If a 1990, it HAS a plate.
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Re: Question about selling a boat...

I have the HIN and title for the trailer, I was just curious about the boat not having a title, but that's all figured out now.. thanks
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Re: Question about selling a boat...

You CAN title it , why you'd want to I dunno.
If you would then it'd be titled forever.
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Re: Question about selling a boat...

Next question.. MUST both parties be present or is it possible to have party A sign what they need to sign at a notary, then meet Party B at a time when the notary is closed, and then party B would go to a different notary the next day when they are open?
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Next question.. MUST both parties be present or is it possible to have party A sign what they need to sign at a notary, then meet Party B at a time when the notary is closed, and then party B would go to a different notary the next day when they are open?
I am not a notary , nor am I a lawyer.
I did not even stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
With that being said , I once had a fella try and convince me that what you are saying was legal and possible.
Not wanting to take his word , I called my notary that I have dealt with for upteen years and they said "Hogwash" that that was not possible unless the notary was crooked.
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