Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership: For Your License, for Your Life 

Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership

Who hasn’t dreamt of getting a used pleasure craft, going out on the water, and then, well, doing anything that you want? This is, in many ways, a daydream that so many of us share. Time spent on a pleasure craft is better than time spent doing just about anything else. However, to make this dream become a reality (and moreover, a legal reality) there are certain rules that have to be followed. If you’re getting a used vessel, we can help to ensure that your pleasure craft transfer of ownership goes smoothly. 

Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership

Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership with Your License 

Here’s the great news: you don’t have to do it immediately. You do not need to update the pleasure craft license to your name before you can take the vessel out on the water. However, you do need to update it quickly, and sooner as opposed to later. Specially, you have up to 90 days from the day of the transfer of ownership. So, to put it in perspective, you have about three months. 

Boating All Summer Long – but Don’t Wait Too Long 

Ninety days can be a long time. Certainly, to look at the number, it can feel like a long time. However, when you’re enjoying your pleasure craft, it can go very quickly. Ninety days can practically pass in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s so important to take care of this as quickly as you can. At our site, we have everything that you need to make sure that you get the right documentation fast. 

What You Need On the Boat for that Ninety Days (Or Less) 

Should you decide to take your pleasure craft out before the license transfers, you do have that 90 days. However, you do need to take certain documentation on the pleasure craft with you. For example, you need documentation that states the date of the transfer of ownership. So, make sure you have something that proves the ownership of the document transferred. Also, you’re going to need documentation that has the name and address of the new owner as well (you). That way, should you be asked to show documentation, you can be prepared. The last thing anyone wants to start their new vessel ownership off with is noncompliance. 

Documentation for the Life of Your Vessel 

For many pleasure craft owners, this is the first form of boat documentation that they’ll need. However, through the course of owning your pleasure craft, there will probably be more. No matter where the seas take you, you’ll find what you need right here at our site. We make it easy to fill out all of the forms you need on your schedule. You won’t need to set hours aside – rather, just fill out a couple of blanks here and there throughout the course of your day. Then, we can work to ensure your documentation gets to you faster. For more information: (800) 419-9569.