HELP bought a used boat.

Discussion in 'Questions and Comments' started by Andrew16161, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. Andrew16161

    Andrew16161 New Member

    I have a question/problem.

    I bought a 1974 boat a few weeks ago for $100. I’ve been redoing the interior as it needs lots of work.
    The person who I bought it from had it sitting on their property for several years. When the previous owner bought the boat they never received a bill of sale/title for the boat and trailer. So when I bought it I didn’t receive anything as well. I don’t have the papers for the boat or the trailer.

    I know I’m going to have to register the trailer under “Homemade”,
    BUT how do I go about Licensing the boat with any papers?
    Has anyone had a similar scenario and how did you go about it?

    Any information is much appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    When I bought my last boat, I was unable to get the paperwork from the previous owner. I was told to just register as a new boat. That’s what I did, no problem. my registration has been checked more than once on the water and there’s no issue.
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  3. Andrew16161

    Andrew16161 New Member

    Perfect, thank you very much. I will try that.
  4. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

    i have done the same for the boat,
    the trailer will be a bigger problem, as a u-built to will need to provide receipts for the materials (axles steel fenders tires ...) used to build said trailer
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  5. Andrew16161

    Andrew16161 New Member

    When you went through the process what did you select for this question? (Yes or No)
    "The vessel is, or has previously been registered in Canada or a foreign country (select one)"
  6. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Does it have a license number ie. BC——- ?
  7. Skucy

    Skucy Member

    Hey guys I have a similar issue as I did not get the paperwork for my boat either. The previous owner never got the paperwork from the owner before him and before him the transom was rebuilt for the pod. So the pod side of the stern was glasses over to seal the leg hole up. But the glass work goes all the way up to the rub rail. So I believe the vin was covered up in the process. I can’t find a vin or placard on the boat anywhere. But the numbers are still on the boat from being registered in the past. My question is should I just register it as a new boat without a vin some how? Or try and some how use the old registration number on the side of the hull to get it in my name?
    Thank in advance!

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