Buying a used boat: how much red tape is there? Watch the video


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Buying a used boat
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There are few better ways to spend one’s time than by being at sea, and certainly, buying a used boat can be a great answer to this desire, shaping it to one’s needs. Finding the perfect boat for one’s needs, however, is another matter, one that can sometimes be more complicated than expected. To help you through the process, we have created a series of videos with “practical” tips for coping well with the decision.

Buying a used boat – The transfer of ownership

We have made a video guide especially for you so that we can help you in the choice and process, in short, a series of tips and tricks to make your life easier. In the previous articles, starting with the basics, we have addressed the issues related to related “the choice”, “the budget”, ” the active search”, “the inspection of boats for sale”, “the purchase negotiation” e
“the expertise”
Now, to become a shipowner, only one last step is missing, the bureaucratic part. In the video below you will find all our suggestions about this.



The transfer of ownership

Having reached this final episode in our series of practical tips for dealing with buying a used boat, we have come to the last step. That is, having identified the type of boat we want to buy, found one for sale, and having received the “go-ahead” for our proposed purchase, it is necessary to move on to the bureaucracy. The best advice? Turn to experts.

The steps, in fact, are not few and include from the drafting of the purchase contract to the transfer of ownership, including deposits, payments, taxes and, in the case of foreign flags, even “international relations.” A quantity of steps that, inevitably, are to be conducted with due skill and that, for those without experience or knowledge, might otherwise be particularly complicated. In short, concluding a purchase is not, necessarily, the easiest thing to do, and the help of an “industry technician,” may prove essential. In any case, we explain the steps and examples in the video so that the most appropriate choice can be weighed.

At this point, having completed each operation, you will officially own your boat. If you are looking for more tips, or if you missed previous videos,
follow the Motor Boats Youtube channel.

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