I planing to purchase a boat from the UK currently it has not been registered anywhere. And its on its 4th owner. I would like to get it documented with the USCG as I am a US citizen and plan to take it abroad. The USCG told me I would need every bill of sale from when it was built in 1979 till now and they would all have to be notarized by a US notary. Unfortunately I dont think we can find all the previous owners.
They also said if it was registered then I would just need a bill of sale from the current owner and to get it undocumented.
So my plan would be to ask the current owner to register it with the UK SSR then once we make the deal have it unregistered.
Anyone have any experience or suggestions on this?